The Bureau of Land Management has announced that the Uncompahgre Field Office will accept comments concerning an environmental assessment on 22 proposed oil and gas parcels for the August 9, 2012, quarterly oil and gas lease sale.
The Uncompahgre Field Office will evaluate parcels near Paonia, Hotchkiss, Somerset and Crawford. (See map below) Approximately 30,000 acres are nominated of which about 900 acres are private surface with the remainder located on federal surface lands.
During this environmental review, the public has 30 days to submit information regarding the proposed parcels. Comments must be submitted in writing by Jan. 9, 2012, to the BLM Uncompahgre Field Office, Attn: Oil and Gas Lease Sale, 2465 S. Townsend Ave., Montrose, CO 81401, fax 970-240-5368 or firstname.lastname@example.org.