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BLM California Oil and Gas Planning Effort and Science Review 


The BLM is initiating a planning process to address oil and gas development on public lands and Federal mineral estate in the Hollister Field Office.  The Federal Register notice initiates a scoping period to solicit public input on that process.  This is the first phase of a process that may lead to the amendment of the Hollister RMP (2006).  The BLM may also use this process to consider amending RMPs for other field offices in California with oil and gas leasing and development (Bakersfield, Palm Springs-South Coast, Mother Lode, and Ukiah Field Offices).

In addition to this planning effort the BLM is also initiating a peer-reviewed, third party independent science assessment of the current state of industry practices for well completion and stimulation in California.  This assessment of well completion and stimulation practices will include maps, findings, and synthesized sets of data that will inform the BLM’s environmental analysis documents for subsequent oil and gas lease sales.  It is anticipated that the information generated by this assessment will be used to inform the planning process.

To submit written comments related to the Oil and Gas Leasing and Development EIS, write to BLM_CA_OGEIS@blm.gov.  You can also mail comments to Oil and Gas Leasing and Development EIS, Attn: Sara Acridge, 2800 Cottage Way, Rm. W-1623, Sacramento, CA 95825.

For further information, and/or to have your name added to the mailing list, contact Sara Acridge, Natural Resources Specialist, telephone 916-978-4557; address 2800 Cottage Way, Rm. W-1623, Sacramento, CA 95825; email BLM_CA_OGEIS@blm.gov.


Scoping Documents

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Description

Hollister Field Office Oil & Gas Leasing and Development EIS Planning Update

This document provides information about BLM California's upcoming public meetings, and explains how to get involved in the scoping process for the Hollister Field Office Oil and Gas Leasing and Development EIS. - 3.6Mb

Map Package  

Maps of:
BLM Hollister Field Office Surface Administration
California BLM Field Offices and Geologic Basins
Air Basins
Hydrology
Active Oil & Gas Wells
Active Oil & Gas Wells, South East View
Oil & Gas Leasing: Open, Closed, & Restricted Areas
Oil and Gas Potential
Fluid Minerals Leasing: Summary of Restrictions, Wells and Potential - 16.6Mb
              

Oil & Gas Management Background information on oil and gas management in the Hollister Field Office - 3.2Mb
Power Point This is the power point presentation from the Public Scoping meetings. Presentation discusses, Current Resource Conditions, RMP EIS, Decisions in RMP, Phases of Authorization, Parallel Activities, How to Comment - 1.2Mb
Providing Comments During Public Scoping Suggestions on how to provide comments - 1.6Mb
Hollister Field office EIS Comment Form Public Scoping meeting handout - 1MB
Phases of Authorization Phases of BLM Authorization Prior to Oil & Gas Development - 1Mb
Independent Science Assessment of Well Stimulation Technology Brief description of the Independent Science Assessment being conducted - 1.3Mb
Common BLM Acronyms and Abbreviations Public Scoping meeting handout - 1MB


Related Links
 

News Release: BLM California Solicits Public Comment to Prepare Environmental Impact Statement on Oil and Gas Leasing and Development

 

News Release: BLM California Solicits Public Comment to Prepare Environmental Impact Statement on Oil and Gas Leasing and Development

 

Public Webinar to Discuss CCST's Scientific Review of Oil and Gas Development Technologies in California

 News Release: BLM California Takes Comments for Planning Review Regarding Oil and Gas Development on Public Lands for 15 Days After Last Public Meeting
 

News Release: BLM California  Launches Planning and Science Review Regarding Oil and Gas Development on Public Lands

 Environmental Impact Statement for Oil and Gas Leasing and Development on Public Lands and Federal Mineral Estate and Potentially Amend the Hollister Resource Management Plan, CA (8-5-2013)
 

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