Office of Mineral Resources

Leasing Manual

How to Acquire a Mineral Lease on State and State Agency Lands and Water Bottoms in the State of Louisiana


Step 4: Examination and Evaluation of Nominations for State and State Agency Mineral Leases

A. Summary of the Nomination Examination and Evaluation Process

The Office of Mineral Resources examines and evaluates nominations of state and state agency lands and water bottoms for mineral lease to confirm and effect compliance with legal, procedural and technical requirements, as well as with any current policies and practices. The Office determines which nominations are in compliance, which nominations do not comply and may be made compliant by the applicant, and which nominations must be rejected and returned. The Office also processes requests for withdrawal of nominations, if any. Then, the Office assigns official tract numbers and special terms and conditions, if any, to the land described in those nominations that comply, and transmits information about the compliant nominations to the State Mineral & Energy Board for its action. LSA-R.S. 30:125.