On October 17, 2016, the Bureau of Land Management released a Notice of Competitive Oil and Gas Internet-Based Lease Sale for approximately 1,600 acres of the Wayne National Forest in Monroe, Noble and Washington Counties, Ohio. The notice of the lease sale was issued shortly after the BLM issued a final Environmental Assessment and associated Finding of No Significant Impact related to oil/gas leases within the Wayne National Forest.

The lease sale will be held on December 13, 2016 at 8:00 am EST, and includes federal land in the States of Arkansas and Mississippi in addition to the land in the Wayne National Forest. Additional information regarding the lease sale and the Environmental Assessment/No Significant Impact finding are available on the BLM website.