[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 224 (Wednesday, November 20, 2002)]
[Notices]
[Page 70091]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-29489]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service (MMS)


Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Central Gulf of Mexico (GOM), Oil 
and Gas Lease Sale 185

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service, Interior.

ACTION: Availability of the proposed notice of sale.

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SUMMARY: Gulf of Mexico OCS; Notice of Availability of the proposed 
Notice of Sale for proposed Oil and Gas Lease Sale 185 in the Central 
GOM. This Notice is published pursuant to 30 CFR 256.29(c) as a matter 
of information to the public.
    With regard to oil and gas leasing on the OCS, the Secretary of the 
Interior, pursuant to section 19 of the OCS Lands Act, provides the 
affected States the opportunity to review the proposed Notice. The 
proposed Notice sets forth the proposed terms and conditions of the 
sale, including minimum bids, royalty rates, and rentals.
    The proposed Notice of Sale 185 and a ``Proposed Sale Notice 
Package'' containing information essential to potential bidders may be 
obtained from the Public Information Unit, Gulf of Mexico Region, 
Minerals Management Service, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, New Orleans, 
Louisiana 70123-2394, Telephone: (504) 736-2519.
    The final Notice of Sale will be published in the Federal Register 
at least 30 days prior to the date of bid opening. Bid opening is 
currently scheduled for March 19, 2003.

    Dated: October 31, 2002.
Johnnie Burton,
Director, Minerals Management Service.
[FR Doc. 02-29489 Filed 11-19-02; 8:45 am]
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