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

C. Nominations that are Rejected and Returned

If state or state agency acreage nominated is not available for mineral lease or, if the nomination fails to comply with legal, procedural and technical requirements, as well as with any current policies and practices, and the applicant fails to effect compliance, the Office of Mineral Resources shall reject and return the nomination packet. Generally, the nomination fee shall not be returned. LSA-R.S. 30:125. However, it may be returned if the state or state agency acreage nominated is unavailable for mineral lease.