Tres Rios NEPA Register
 
 
 

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Tres Rio Field Office

NEPA REGISTER

Current Actions:

August 28, 2014

  

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The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) requires the BLM to consider significant environmental impacts prior to approving actions on public lands.  When an activity or action is proposed within the Tres Rios Field Office, BLM staff conducts an interdisciplinary review of the potential environmental impacts in order to make more informed decisions and identify measures to protect, restore, and enhance the environment.

In addition, most projects require compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).  This register serves as a scoping mechanism for both NEPA and NHPA public involvement.


For more information on these projects, contact BLM Planning & Environmental Coordinator Gina Jones at (970) 882-6829 or by e-mail at gmjones@blm.gov

 

CX = Categorical Exclusion

DNA = Documentation of NEPA Adequacy/Land Use Plan Conformance

EA = Environmental Assessment

EIS = Environmental Impact Statement

*The listing of WSA (Wilderness Study Area), ACEC (Area of Critical Environmental Concern), WSR (Wild and Scenic River ), or WA (Wilderness Area) in this column indicates that the proposed action is within that special designation area.

Actions are maintained on this register for two months following completion.


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ACTION

NUMBER

& TYPE

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VIEW DOCS

PROJECT TITLE &

DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

SPECIAL

AREAS

APPLICANT

BLM

LEAD

STATUS

DOI-BLM-CO-

SOUTHWEST DISTRICT (S000)

S000

2013-0001 EA

Link to BLM Southwest District Tri-State EA webpage for complete project information and documents

*

Lands:  Montrose-Nucla-Cahone Transmission Line Rebuild across 59 Miles of BLM-administered Lands (and 46 Miles of USFS-administered Lands)

Tres Rios Field Office:  Counties of Dolores (T40-41N/R17W) and San Miguel (T42N/R17W, T43N/R16-17W, T44N/R15-16W, T45N/R15W)

Uncompahgre Field Office:  Counties of Montrose (T46N/R14W, T47N/R11W, T48N/R10-11W) and San Miguel (T45-46N/R15W)

 

Tri-State

Jones

Initiated 5/21/2013; Scoping Notice; Public Scoping  Closed 6/4/2014
TRES RIOS FIELD OFFICE (S010) AND CANYONS OF THE ANCIENTS NATIONAL MONUMENT (S070)

S010

2011-0067 EIS

 

Tres Rios Land Use Planning Page

*

Planning:  Resource Management Plan Revision; Proposed Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP); Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS); Appendices available on Land Use Planning page

San Juan Public Lands; all BLM units in Archuleta, Conejos, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Mineral, Montezuma, Rio Grande, and San Juan counties, Colorado

None

BLM

Lambert

Initiated 3/28/2011; Draft Issued 12/14/2007; Proposed LRMP/Final EIS Issued 9/20/2013; Protest Period Closed 11/7/2013

S010

2011-0074 EA

*

Minerals:  King II Coal Mine Lease Modification

T35N/R11W/Sec 17-20, 30 & 31; T35N/R12W/Sec 24-26 & 35

None

GCC Energy

Johnson

Initiated 4/8/2011; Scoping Letter; Map; Mine Operation Overview; Public Comment Period Closed 12/27/2012

S010

2012-0001 EA

*

Minerals:  Hamm Canyon Fed 20-44-45-18

T45N/R18W/Sec 20 SESE

None

Patara Oil and Gas, LLC

Garrigues

Initiated 10/3/2011; Scoping Letter and Map; Public Comment Period Closed 2/18/2013

S010

2012-0002 DNA

 

Range:  Yellowjacket Canyon grazing permit renewal; action to be analyzed through an environmental assessment in conjunction with actions 12-03, 12-04, 12-05, and 12-48

T36N/R19W

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

Bob Johnson

Musclow

Initiated 10/4/2011;  Action to be combined and analyzed in EA with 12-02, 12-03, 12-04, 12-05, 12-48

S010

2012-0003 DNA

 

Range:  Alkali Grazing Permit Renewal; action to be analyzed through an environmental assessment in conjunction with actions 12-02, 12-04, 12-05, and 12-48

T39N/R18W

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

Richard

Perkins

Musclow

Initiated 10/5/2011;  Action to be combined and analyzed in EA with 12-02, 12-03, 12-04, 12-05, 12-48

S010

2012-0004 DNA

 

Range:  Lower Aztec Canyon Grazing Permit Renewal; action to be analyzed through an environmental assessment in conjunction with actions 12-02, 12-03, 12-05, and 12-48

T36N/R17W

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

Jerry and Carol Jones

Musclow

Initiated 10/5/2011;  Action to be combined and analyzed in EA with 12-02, 12-03, 12-04, 12-05, 12-48

S010

2012-0005 DNA

 

Range:  Lower McElmo Grazing Permit Renewal; action to be analyzed through an environmental assessment in conjunction with actions 12-02, 12-03, 12-04, and 12-48

T36N/R20W

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

Al Heaton

Musclow

Initiated 10/5/2011;  Action to be combined and analyzed in EA with 12-02, 12-03, 12-04, 12-05, 12-48

S010

2012-0033 EA

 

Range:  Term Grazing Permit Renewal on the RCA (17057)

San Miguel County, Colorado

None

Steven & Pamela Suckla

Whited/Rice

Initiated 3/21/2012

S010

2012-0034 EA

Range:  Gypsum Valleys Allotment

San Miguel and Montrose counties, Colorado

None

Larry & Jimmy Suckla

Whited/Rice

Initiated 3/23/2012

S010

2012-0036 EA

*

Minerals: Two Pinto Wells Project: Pinto 1-7 and Pinto 3-17 Oil Wells; Preliminary Environmental Assessment

T39N/R19W/Sec 7, 17, & 30

None

D.J. Simmons

Garrigues

Initiated 3/28/2012; Preliminary EA Interested Parties Letter; Public Comment Period Closed 7/25/2013

S010

2012-0048 DNA

 

Range:  McLean Grazing Permit Renewal

Montezuma County, Colorado, T37N/R19W/Sec 6 & 7; T37N/R20W/Sec 1

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

Hardy Redd

Musclow

Initiated 5/9/2012; Action to be combined and analyzed in EA with 12-02, 12-03, 12-04, 12-05, 12-48

S010

2012-0061 EA

Complete TRFO 2013 Lease Sale Information and Documents

*

Fluid Minerals:  February 2013 Lease Sale

12 parcels in Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma and San Miguel counties, Colorado

None

BLM

Perfors

Initiated 8/2/2012

S010

2013-0010 EA

Lands:  Public Service Company Gas Pipeline

T34N/R3W/Sec 10 SW1/4 NE1/4

 

None

Public Service Company Gas Pipeline

Jardine

Initiated 10/26/2012

S010

2013-0014 CX

*

Lands:  Administrative Right-of-Way Renewals

Various

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

BLM

Griffin

Initiated 10/23/2012

S010

2013-0016 EA

*

Recreation:  Hardrock 100 (Foot) Race Special Recreation Permit; Decision Record; Final Environmental Assessment; Finding of No Significant Impact 

Silverton Area

None

Hardrock 100 Endurance Run

Christenson

Initiated 12/19/2012; Scoping Notice; Course Map; Public Scoping Period Closed 5/5/2014; DECISION DATE 7/7/2014

S010

2013-0020 EA

*

Lands:  Chromo Mountain Communication Site

T32N/R10E/Sec 5 NENW in Archuleta County, Colorado

None

La Plata Electric Association, Inc.

Jardine

Initiated 12/19/2012; Scoping Notice; Public Scoping Period Closed 5/28/2014

S010

2013-0021 CX

*

Minerals:  Rim Rock Blues Mine Safety Closures; Categorical Exclusion and Decision Record

T45N/R18W/Sec 1 & 2; T46N/R18W/Sec 36; T46N/R17W/Sec 31; T45N/R17W/Sec 6

None

BLM

Zillich

Initiated 3/11/2013 DECISION DATE 8/10/2014

S010

2013-0023 CX

 

Minerals:  Eureka Lake Emma Mine Safety Closures

T42N/R7W/Sec 10, 14, 15, 24

None

BLM

Zillich

Initiated 3/11/2013

S010

2013-0027 EA

Complete TRFO 2014 Lease Sale Information and Documents

*

Fluid Minerals:  February 2014 Lease Sale

T40N/R13W/Sec 19; T45N/R18W/Sec 15-20, 22, 25, 28, 29, 32-36

None

BLM

Perfors

Initiated 4/11/2013; Public Scoping Period Closed 5/31/2013; Parcels Deferred 7/10/2013 for Further Analysis

S010

2013-0030 EA

 

Lands:  Kendall Mountain Recreation & Public Purposes Act Lease/Conveyance

T41N/R7W/Sec 17 E1/2, SE1/4, SW1/4 NMPM

None

Town of Silverton

Jardine

Initiated 4/22/2013

S010

2013-0034 EA

*

Minerals:  Application for Permit to Drill Lateral from existing YG2 CO2 Well

T37N/R18W/Sec 14

Borders Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

Kinder Morgan

Perfors

Initiated 5/23/2013; Scoping Notice; Public Scoping Period Closed 6/11/2014

S010

2013-0042 CX

 Lands:  Cinnamon Pass Research PermitT43N/R6W/Sec 33 SW4/SW4

None

 USGS

Jardine

Initiated 7/24/2013

S010

2013-0043 CX

 Lands:  COC18281 Renewal and AssignmentT41N/R7W/Sec 9 S2

None

San Miguel/Tri-State Power 

Jardine

Initiated 7/24/2013

S010

2013-0044 EA

 

Recreation:  Special Recreation Permit Silverton Double Dirty 30 Endurance RunT40N/R7W/Sec 17, 18; T41N/R7W/Sec 18

West Needles Wilderness Study Area

Megan Finnesy

Dayer

Initiated 8/28/2013

S010

2013-0045 EA

*

Lands:  Tri-State Fiber Optic Right-of-Way; Decision Record; Final Environmental Assessment; Finding of No Significant ImpactCascade Substation to Silverton, Colorado

None

Tri-State Generation and Transmission

Jardine

Initiated 8/23/2013 DECISION DATE 8/1/2014

S010

2013-0046 EA

 Lands:  La Plata Archuleta Water District PipelineT34N/R8W/Sec 15, Lot 1

None

La Plata Archuleta Water District

Jardine

Initiated 8/23/2013

S010

2014-0001 CX

 Minerals:  Poughkeepsie BLM Mine Safety ClosuresNorth of Lake Como

None

 BLM

Zillich

Initiated 10/1/2013

S010

2014-0002 CX

 

Minerals:  Second Gas Well on Existing Huber-Culhane 2-32 Gas Well Pad, COC-017189Private surface/Federal Minerals; T35N/R8W/Sec 32, NE ¼, La Plata County, Colorado

None

 XTO Energy, Inc

Brown

Initiated 10/1/2013
S010

2014-0005 EA

*

Fuels:  Summit Reservior Fuels Management ProjectT36N/R14W/Sec 3, 29, 31; T35N/R15W/Sec 6; T35N/R15W/Sec 10, 11, 15

None

BLM

Pietruszka

Initiated 11/13/2013 Scoping Notice; Public Scoping Closed 8/21/2014
S010

2014-0006 EA

 Recreation:  Phil's World Trail DevelopmentT26N/R15W/Sec 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 23

Proposed Special Recreation Management Area

Kokopelli Bike Club

Christenson

Initiated 11/13/2013
S010

2014-0007 EA

 Minerals:  Big Canyon #17-2 Well, Pad, Pipeline, AccessT41N/R18W/Sec 17 SE/SE 910 FSL, 660 FEL, NMPM

None

DJ Simmons

Joiner

Initiated 11/27/2013
S010

2014-0008 EA

 Recreation:  Arrastra Gulch Tramway ZiplineT41N/R7W/Sec 10

Alpine Triangle

Cameron Winters

Christenson

Initiated 12/18/2013
S010

2014-0009 CX

 Minerals:  Fawn Springs Gulch Mine Safety ClosureTop End of Bull Canyon

None

BLM

Zillich

Initiated 1/16/2014
S070

2014-0010 DNA

 

Range:  Grazing Permit Issuance for Yellow Jacket and Flodine Park Grazing AllotmentsAllotment Map; Yellow Jacket: T36N/R20W/Sec 1, 12-13, 24-25; T36N/R19W/Sec 2-9, 16-18, 20-22; Flodine Park: T35N/R20W/Sec 3, 10-15, 22-23; T35N/R19W/Sec 7, 16-18, 20-21

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

BLM

Jensen

Initiated 1/28/2014
S010

2014-0011 EA

 Lands:  La Plata Electric Association Powerline Right-of-Way Renewal and ModificationT34N/R8W/Sec 7 SW/4, Sec 12 SE/4

None

La Plata Electric Association

Jardine

Initiated 1/30/2014
S010

2014-0012 EA

 Lands:  La Plata Electric Association Underground Powerline Right-of-WayT34N/R8W/Sec 12 SE/4

None

La Plata Electric Association

Jardine

Initiated 1/30/2014
S010

2014-0015 EA

 

Wildlife:  West Monogram Hand ThinningT45N/R17W/Sec 4, 9, 8, 16-22; T46N/R17W/Sec 33

None

BLM

West

Initiated 3/26/2014
S010

2014-0016 EA

*

Minerals:  Yellow Jacket Geographic Area Development PlanYellow Jacket area: roughly T37N/R17W; T37N/R18W; T38N/R17W; T38N/R18W

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

Kinder Morgan CO2 Company

Perfors

Initiated 3/7/2014; Scoping Notice; Public Scoping Period Closed 4/12/2014
S010

2014-0017 CX

 Minerals:  Picayune Mine Safety closuresSouthwest of Animas Forks: T42N/R7W/Sec 12; T42N/R6W/Sec 6

Alpine Loop

BLM

Zillich

Initiated 3/17/2014
S070

2014-0018 EA

 Lands:  Poe Acquisition ProjectYellow Jacket Area: T36N/R17W/Sec 10 SE and Sec 15 W2NE and NWSE

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

BLM

Griffin

Initiated 3/21/2014
S010

2014-0019 CX

 Lands:  Bob Johnson Right-of-Way RenewalT36N/R19W/Sec 2, 10, 14, 15, 22, 23 and 27

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

BLM

Griffin

Initiated 3/31/2014
S010

2014-0021 CX

 Recreation:  Green River PreserveT42N/R7W

Alpine Loop

Stephen Mead

Dayer

Initiated 4/1/2014
S010

2014-0022 EA

 Recreation:  Boulder Mountain Bike ParkT42N/R7W

Alpine Loop

Silverton Cycling Club

Dayer

Initiated 4/1/2014
S010

2014-0024 DNA

 Recreation: Silverton Guides Special Recreation PermitTres Rios Field Office Ski Pods

Alpine Loop

Aaron Brill

Dayer

Initiated 5/23/2014
S010

2014-0025 EA

 

Minerals: King Coal Exploration Plan 

None

GCC Energy, LLC

Johnson

Initiated 5/28/2014

S070

2014-0026 EA

*

Minerals:  Construct HF4 Pipeline within McElmo Dome Lease UnitT37N/R19W/Sec 1 and T37N/R18W/Sec 6

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

Kinder Morgan CO2 Company

Perfors

Initiated 5/23/2014; Scoping Notice
Public Scoping Closed 7/6/2014

S010

2014-0027 CX

 Lands: Qwest Buried Telephone Wire Right-of-Way RenewalsT34N/R8W/Sec 11 and 12

None

Qwest

Jardine

Initiated 6/6/2014

S010

2014-0028 CX

*

Recreation: Silverton Summer Events; Decision Record; Categorical ExclusionT41N/R7W; T41N/R6W; T42N/R7W; T42N/R6W; T43N/R7W; T43N/R6W

Alpine Triangle SRMA

Mile High Jeep Club, American Expedtion Adventures, Land Rover, Arizona Highways, Jaguar Land Rover, FJ Cruiser, 100 in the Hills

Christenson

Initiated 6/11/2014 DECISION DATE 7/15/2014

S010

2014-0029 CX

*

Recreation: Silverton Guided Jeep Tours; Decision Record; Categorical ExclusionT41N/R7W; T41N/R6W; T42N/R7W; T42N/R6W; T43N/R7W; T43N/R6W

Alpine Triangle SRMA

Colorado Jeep Trail Tours, San Juan Backcountry

Christenson

Initiated 6/11/2014 DECISION DATE 8/18/2014

S010

2014-0030 CX

 Lands:  Colorado Ranch LLC Right-of-Way assignmentT35N/R2W/Sec 4 NE/SE

None

Colorado Ranch LLC

Jardine

Initiated 6/23/2014

S010

2014-0031 EA

 Lands:  Jensen Road Right-of-WayT41N/R7W/Sec 28 SW/SW Sec 33 NW/NW

Adjacent to Whitehead WSA

Dick and Meg Jensen

Jardine

Initiated 6/23/2014

S010

2014-0032 EA

 Lands:  Mabel Mine Access Right-of-WayT41N/R7W/Sec 33 SW/NW

Adjacent to Whitehead WSA

Andrew VanDenBerg

Jardine

Initiated 6/23/2014

S010

2014-0033 CX

 Lands:  Dick and Betty Perry H2O Right-of-WayT35N/R13W/Lot 2

None

Dick Perry

Griffin

Initiated 6/2/2014

S010

2014-0034 CX

 Lands:  San Miguel County Road Right-of-WayT42N/R16-17W; T43N/R17W (multiple sections)

None

San Miguel County Roads

Griffin

Initiated 5/15/2014

S010

2014-0035 CX

 Lands:  DOE Western Area Power Administration Rocky Mountain Region Communication SiteT42N/R18W/Sec 22 NE

None

Department of Energy WAPA

Griffin

Initiated 6/6/2014

S010

2014-0036 CX

 Lands:  San Miguel County Road Right-of-WayT42-43N/R19W (multiple sections)

None

San Miguel County Roads

Griffin

Initiated 5/23/2014

S070

2014-0037 CX

 Lands:  Robert Johnson Road Right-of-WayT36N/R19W (multiple sections)

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

Bob Johnson

Griffin

Initiated 6/2/2014

 

Tres Rios Field Office
29211 Highway 184
Dolores, Colorado  81323
Phone:  970-882-7296
FAX:  970-882-6841
Connie Clementson, Field Manager