BLM extends comment deadline for oil and gas lease sale

The Tres Rios Field office extended the deadline for providing comments for the Bureau of Land Managementís February 2013 quarterly oil and gas lease sale until October 2.

The Tres Rios Field Office is evaluating whether 12 parcels in Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma and San Miguel counties should be offered for lease in February 2013. All minerals are federally-owned and consist of 3,369 acres under federal surface ownership, 7,766 acres under private surface ownership and 1,040 acres under the State of Colorado surface ownership.

The 2013 Tres Rios Field Office Oil and Gas Lease Sale Environmental Assessment evaluates whether oil and gas management decisions identified in the RMP, including lease stipulations, are still appropriate and provide adequate environmental protection.

Public input throughout the remainder of the comment period should reference specific parcels. For more information and to review the environmental documents go to

Comments should be submitted in writing by October 2, to the Tres Rios Field Office, Attn: Oil and Gas Lease Sale, 29211 Hwy. 184, Dolores, CO 81323, fax 970-882-6841 or

Before including address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. People can ask to withhold the personal identifying information from public review, but there is no guarantee that it will be withheld.