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Bureau of Land Management


Notice of National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Oil and Gas Lease Sale 2012 and Notice of Availability of the Detailed Statement of Sale for Oil and Gas Lease Sale 2012 in the National Petroleum Reserve--Alaska

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
ACTION: Notice.
SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Alaska State Office, under the authority of 43 CFR 3131.4-1(a), hereby notifies the public that it will hold a National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska oil and gas lease sale bid opening for tracts in the Northeast and Northwest Planning Areas. The United States reserves the right to withdraw any tract from this sale prior to issuance of a written acceptance of a bid.
DATES: The oil and gas lease sale bid opening will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. Sealed bids must be received by 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5, 2012.
ADDRESSES: The oil and gas lease sale bids will be opened at the Anchorage Federal Building, Denali Room (fourth floor), 222 W. 7th Ave., Anchorage, Alaska. Sealed bids must be sent to Carol Taylor (AK932), BLM--Alaska State Office; 222 West 7th Avenue, #13; Anchorage, AK 99513-7504.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wayne Svejnoha, 907 271-4407. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

All bids must be submitted by sealed bid in accordance with the provisions identified in the Detailed Statement of Sale. They must be received at the BLM—Alaska State Office, ATTN: Carol Taylor (AK932); 222 West 7th Avenue, #13; Anchorage, AK 99513-7504; no later than 4 p.m., Monday, November 5, 2012.

The Detailed Statement of Sale for the National Petroleum Reserve—Alaska Oil and Gas Lease Sale 2012 will be available to the public immediately after publication of this Notice in theFederal Register. The Detailed Statement may be obtained from the BLM—Alaska Web site, or by request from the Public Information Center, BLM—Alaska State Office; 222 West 7th Ave., #13; Anchorage, AK 99513-7504; telephone 907 271-5960. The Detailed Statement of Sale will include a description of the areas to be offered for lease, the lease terms, conditions, special stipulations, required operating procedures, and how and where to submit bids.


43 CFR 3131.4-1 and 43 U.S.C. 1733 and 1740.

Bud C. Cribley, State Director.