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FY2014 NEPA Register

Updated - October 31, 2014

This register will be updated as needed.


For more information on these projects, contact the NEPA Coordinator, Kathy McKinstry, at 970-826-5080.

 

Little Snake Field Office

455 Emerson Street

Craig , Colorado   81625-1129

                           

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All Field Office NEPA registers contain current EIS and EA actions. However, certain registers do not include CXs and DNAs. Inquiries about these documents can be obtained by contacting the appropriate Field Office NEPA Coordinator, or by visiting their Field Office public room.

Most projects also require compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).  The register serves as scoping for both NEPA and NHPA public involvement. 

*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.

CX = Categorical Exclusion

DNA = Documentation of NEPA Adequacy and Land Use Plan Conformance

EA = Environmental Assessment

EIS = Environmental Impact Statement

 


NEPA NUMBER

DOI-BLM-CO-N010-2014-

PROJECT NAME
PROJECT LEADER
WSA, ACEC, WSR, WA*
APPLICANT
STATUS
FY2014 PROJECTS 
 10/01/13 - 09/30/14
All legal land descriptions lie within the 6th p.m.
0001-CXOil and Gas – Sundry notice for reclamation; Shell Creek #44-27 #2 and #4.
T12N R99W Sec 27 SESE
Moffat County
 S. WiserNoneSamson Resources 
 Initiated 10/24/13
Approved 12/11/13
0002-CX
Oil and Gas – Sundry notice for reclamation; Iles Dome Unit Well #14
T4N R92W Sec 22 SWSE
Moffat County
S. WiserNoneSamson Resources
Initiated 10/24/13
Approved 11/05/13
0003-CX
Cancelled
Solid Minerals - Coal Lease Readjustment for #COD34365.
T3N R93W Secs 2-4 & 9-10
Moffat County
J. MaioloNoneBLM LSFOInitiated 11/01/13
Cancelled & Reissued under DOI-BLM-CO-N010-2014-0015-CX
0004-CX
Realty – Pipeline ROW assignments
COC056651 – T12N R100W Secs 21 & 28-29
COC056964 – T12N R100W Sec 21
Moffat County
L. McMinnNoneQEP Field Services Company
Initiated 12/11/13
Approved 01/27/14
0005-EA
Range - Renewal of the grazing lease on the Horse Gulch Allotment #04065
T5N R93W Secs 1-2; T6N R94W Sec 24; T6N R93W Sects 1-5, 7-30 & 32-36; T6N R92W Secs 3-10, 15-22 & 29-32; T7N R93W Secs 20-23 & 25-36; T7N R92W Secs 30-32
Moffat County
C. RhyneNoneGrazing Permittee
Initiated 01/07/14
Approved 06/24/14
0006-CX
Recreation – SRP for horseback poker ride
T6N R93W Various Sections
Moffat County
D. ArchuletaNoneJoan Heinz for Freedom Hooves
Initiated 01/15/14
Approved 02/14/14
0007-CX
Minerals – Swan Mt Geophysical Survey
T5N R93W Secs 3 & 11
Routt County
S. WiserNoneZonge International Inc.
Initiated 01/15/14
Approved 03/06/14
0008-CX
Realty – Reassignment of 119 existing rights-of-way in the Powder Wash Area
Moffat County
L. McMinnNoneQEP Field Services
Initiated 02/03/14
Approved 03/28/14
0009-DNA
Recreation – Special Recreation Permit for DBA Steamboat Fly Fisher
T4N R84W Sec 21
Routt County
D. ArchuletaNoneDBA Steamboat Fly Fisher
Initiated 02/05/14
Approved 02/24/14
0010-DNA
Recreation – Special Recreation Permit for Honey Stinger Mountain Bike Race and Marathon/Half Marathon
T6N R85W Secs 22-27 & 35
Routt County
D. ArchuletaNoneHoney Stinger
Initiated 02/06/14
Approved 03/10/14
0011-EA
Range – Renewal of the grazing permit on the LU257 Allotment, #04547.
T10N R93W Sec 28
Moffat County
H. SeimNoneGrazing Permittee
Initiated 02/18/14
Approved 09/12/14
0012-EA
Range – Repair and repurpose of abandoned water wells and construction of multiple water developments in the Scandinavia Gulch Drainage.
T11N R93W Secs 6-7 & 17-18; T11N R94W Secs 11-12; T12N R94W Secs 23–26 & 36
Moffat County
M. LowreyNoneBLM LSFO
Initiated 02/19/14
Approved 08/01/14
0013-CX
Recreation – SRP for big game hunting in GMU 131 T3-7N R85-88W
Routt County
D. ArchuletaNoneCutty Creek LLC
Initiated 02/24/14
Approved 03/13/14
0014-CX
Water Rights – Exercise of acquired water rights (absolute and conditional) through land acquisition of Cross Mountain Ranch Parcel.
T6N R97W Sec 7
Moffat County
K. McKinstryNoneBLM LSFO
Initiated 03/10/14
Approved 03/24/14
0015-CX
Minerals – Coal lease readjustment.
COD34365
T3N R93W Secs 2-4 & 9-10
Rio Blanco County
J. MaioloNoneBLM LSFO
Initiated 03/10/14
Approved 03/18/14
0016-CX
Minerals – Coal lease readjustment
COC54608
T5N R86W Sec 21 N ½
Routt County
J. MaioloNoneBLM LSFO
Initiated 03/13/14
Approved 09/03/14
0017-CX
Minerals – Coal lease readjustment
COC0126480
T5N R91W Secs 6 & 29-30
Moffat County
J. MaioloNoneBLM LSFO
Initiated 03/13/14
Approved 09/03/14
0018-DNA
Fuels – Prescribed fire to treat leafy spurge in Teepee Draw
T7N R100W Secs 20-21, 27-29 & 33
Moffat County
Approx. 575 acres
D. BeckermanNoneBLM LSFO
Initiated 03/17/14
Approved 09/05/14
0019-DNA
Oil & Gas – Herbicide application for bare ground treatment and control of noxious weeds at oil and gas facility locations throughout field office area
Moffat County
C. RhyneNoneQEPMI, LLC,  RFC Spraying
& Hedges Spraying
Initiated 04/01/14
Approved 04/28/14
0020-DNA
Range – Herbicide application for control of noxious weeds at oil and gas facilities and unwanted vegetation
Creek Ranch & Lower Slater Creek
T5N R85W Secs 19-20 & 30; T12N R89W Secs 17 & 20
Moffat & Routt Counties
C. RhyneNoneBLM LSFO
Initiated 04/07/14
Approved 04/28/14
0021-CX
Range – Grazing preference transfer on the LU3-A, #04523 and the West Great Divide, #04526, allotments.
T10N R94W portions of Secs 5-9
Moffat County
C. RhyneNoneGrazing PermitteeInitiated 04/28/14
Approved 04/24/14
0022-EA
Recreation – Special Recreation Permits for Commercial Camps associated with Outfitting and Guiding
T2N-T12N R83W-R104W
Moffact, Routt and Rio Blanco Counties
D. ArchuletaAll WSAs, ACECs & WSR within the LSFOCraig Wild Bunch & Chris Jurney Outfitting.  The EA would also cover future applications.Initiated 04/10/14
Approved 08/12/14
0023-DNA
Recreation – Issue 2 Special Recreation Permits for Double H Outfitters, LLC
T1N-T12N R83W-R104W
Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt Counties
D. Archuleta

All WSAs, ACECs & WSR within the LSFO

Casey Herod
Initiated 04/10/14
Approved 07/15/14
0024-CX
Range – Transfer of Grazing Permit on the Ricegrass, Piskwik, Seven Mile and Thornburg Gulch Allotments
T12N R94W portions of Secs 15, 20-13-26-29, 33-35; T11N R94W portions of Secs 2-10, 15-20 and 30; T11N R95W portions of Secs 1, 12-13 & 24; T12N R94W portions of Secs 25 & 36
Moffat County
H. SeimNoneGrazing Permittee
Initiated 04/14/14
Approved 05/09/14
0025-EA
Wildlife – Horse Gulch Greater Sage-Grouse habitat Improvement Project
T6N R93W portions of Secs 19  & 30
Moffat County
D. AusmusNoneBLM LSFOInitiated 04/15/14
0026-CX
Cancelled
Recreation – Issuance of a Special Recreation Permit for big game hunting
T4-6N R91W
Moffat County
D. ArchuletaNonePatrick Stefanek/North Park Fishing Club, LLC
Initiated 04/17/14
Cancelled (SRP combined with DOI-BLM-CO-N010-2014-0038-CX)
0027-CX
Range – Transfer of the grazing permit on the Long Mountain Sec. 15 Allotment.
T11N R89W portions of Secs 12-13
Moffat County
C. RhyneNoneGrazing PermitteeInitiated 04/17/14
Approved 04/24/14
0028-CXRange – Transfer of the grazing preference on the following allotments: Sheepherder Spring #04217, Mud Spring Gulch #04437, Little Juniper #04434, Lay Peak Common #04436, Lay Creek EU #04440, Big Hole Gulch #04524, West Dripping Rock #04208, Shell Creek #04301, and East Powder Wash #04202 (Section 3) Allotments and the South Mud Spring #04052 and Prospect #04074 (Section 15) Allotments; transfer of the grazing preference from Rancho Greco to Two Bar Sheep Co., LLC on the Lay Peak #04406 and Lay Creek #04413 (Section 3) Allotments and the Black Mountain #04091 and Lower Cottonwood #04083 (Section 15)
Various Locations throughout Moffat and Routt Counties
H. SeimNoneGrazing Permittee
Initiated 04/17/14
Approved 06/12/14
0029-EA
Wildlife - Yampa River Fish Habitat Enhancement Project
T4N R84W Sec 21
Routt County
E. Spencer/D. ArchuletaNone
Yampa Valley Fly Fisher Chapter of Trout Unlimited/
Yampa Valley Charitable Trust for Stream Improvement
Initiated 04/17/14
0030-DNA
Range – Renewal of the five year grazing lease on the Upper Trout Creek Allotment #04169
T3N R86W Secs 6-8
Routt County
M. LowreyNoneGrazing PermitteeInitiated 04/30/14
Approved 10/23/14
Published 10/31/14
Oil & Gas -
February 2015 Oil and Gas Lease Sale
Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt Counties
S. WiserNoneBLM COSOInitiated 05/02/14
Public Comment Period Ended 09/05/14
Protest Period Begins 11/14/14
0032-CX
Realty – QEPM Gathering Pipeline ROW
T12N R97W Sec 28 S1/2W1/4
Moffat County
L. McMinnNoneQEPM Gathering, LLCInitiated 05/08/14
Approved 08/07/14
0033-CX
Grazing – Transfer of grazing preference on the Upper Hughes Creek Allotment #04410
T4-5N R96W
Moffat County
C. RhyneNoneGrazing Permittee
Initiated 05/14/14
Approved 5/28/14
0034-CX
Grazing – Transfer of grazing preference on the  Upper Mud Springs #04507, Pole Gulch #04514
and North Great Divide #04518 Allotments. T10N R91W all or part of Secs 4-10 & 15-18; T11N R91W all or part of Secs 4-9, 17-21 & 28; T11N R92W all or part of Secs 1-3, 9-15 & 20-36; T12N R91W parts of Secs 31-32; T10N R92W all or part of Secs 3-9, 17-19 & 30-31; T10N R93W all or part of Secs 1-3, 10-16, 22, 24-27 & 36; T11N R93W part of Secs 33- 34
Moffat County
H. SeimNoneGrazing Permittee
Initiated 05/27/14
Approved 06/09/14
0035-EA
Recreation – Construction of the Wild Rose Multiple Use Trail
T6N R85W Sec 24
Routt County
G. RobisonNoneBLM LSFOInitiated 05/27/14
Approved 08/01/14
0036-DNA
Minerals - Coal Exploration License
T5-6N R90W
Moffat County
J. MaioloNoneWilliams Fork Land Company
Initiated 05/27/14
Approved 09/18/14d 05/27/14
0037-DNA
Recreation – Special Recreation Permits for big game and mountain lion outfitting
T1-12N R85-R103W
Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt Counties
D. ArchuletaYesVermillion Outfitters LLC, West Elk Outfitters, Diamond Peak Cattle Company LLC & Double H Outfitters LLCInitiated 05/29/14
Approved 07/15/14
0038-CX
Recreation – Special Recreation Permits for big game outfitting
T3-6N R83-96W & T7N R85-96W
Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt Counties
D. ArchuletaNoneNorth Park Fishing Club LLC, Strawberry Creek Outfitters LLC & In Range Outfitters LLCInitiated 05/29/14
Approved 07/15/14
0039-EA
Fuels – Programmatic EA for treatment of encroaching juniper removal.
All lands within the LSFO field office (no WSAs)
Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt Counties
D. BeckermanNoneBLM LSFO
Initiated 06/02/14
Approved 09/05/14
0040-CX
Realty – Compressor Site Amendments
T12N R100W Sec 19 NESW; T12N R101W Sec 33 SESE; T11N R97W Sec 4 SENW; T12N R97W Sec 33 NENE; T12N R101 W Sec 36 NWNW & T12N R100W Sec 15 lots 1 and 2
Moffat County
L. McMinnNoneQEPM Gathering LLCInitiated 06/04/14
Approved 08/01/14
0041-CX Cancelled
Recreation – Construction of short fence to protect resources in the South Sand Wash SRMA Open area
T8N R98W Sec 29
Moffat County
G. RobisonNoneBLM LSFOInitiated 06/05/14
Project Cancelled
0042-DNA
O&G and Minerals – PUPs for herbicide application for bare ground treatment and control of noxious weeds at oil and gas facility locations and within coal mine permit boundary
Legal Descriptions on File with PUP
Moffat & Rio Blanco Counties
C. RhyneNoneJim Andrew for Whiting Oil & Gas Corp, CSR for PAR Petroleum, Colowyo CoalInitiated 06/09/14
Approved 06/23/14
0043-CX
Range – Transfer of 1205 AUMs of grazing preference on the Horse Gulch Allotment #04065
T5N R93W parts of Sections 1-2; T6N R94W parts of Section 24; T6N R93W parts of Sections 1-5, 7-30 & 32-36; T6N R92W parts of Sections 3-10, 15-22 & 29-32; T7N R93W parts of Sections 20-23 & 25-36; T7N R92W parts of Sections 30-32
Moffat County
C. RhyneNoneGrazing PermitteeInitiated 06/09/14
Approved 06/17/14
0044-EA
Solid Minerals – Coal lease modification
T6N R86W Sec 21 N½, N½SE¼, N½SW¼SE¼, NE¼SW¼, N½SE¼SW¼, NW¼SW¼ & Sec 22 NW¼, N½SW¼
Routt County
J. MaioloNoneTwentymile CoalInitiated 06/18/14
0045-CX
Range - Transfer of the grazing preference on the Lower Spring Creek Allotment #04535
T9N R94W Secs  8, 17, 20-22, 26-30 & 32-35
Moffat County
H. SeimNoneGrazing PermitteeInitiated 06/25/14
0046-DNA
Range – Pesticide Use Proposal for herbicide application for bare ground treatment and control of noxious weeds at various oil and gas facility locations.
T11N R91W Sec 9 NWSE & NWNW; T12N R91W Sec 33 SWNW; T12N R96W Sec 31 Lot 4
Moffat County
C. RhyneNoneWesco Operating, Inc.
True Oil LLC
Initiated 06/30/14
Approved 07/18/14
0047-CX (390)
Minerals – F Wilson #21 temporary produced water line and bio-remediation land farm.
T12N R100W Secs 21-22
Moffat County
S. WiserNoneWexproInitiated 06/30/14
Approved 07/15/14
0048-CX
Realty – Wexpro Water Well ROW Authorization
T12N R97W Sec 29 SENW
Moffat County
L. McMinnNoneWexproInitiated 07/09/14
Approved 08/08/14
0049-EA
Lands - AGO Priority Initiative: Sarvis Creek Land Acquisition
T4N R84W Sec 21 SESE, Sec 22 SWSW & Sec 27 NWNW.   45.18 Acres 
Routt County
K. McKinstryNoneBLM LSFOInitiated 07/15/14
(Changed to EA)
Approved 09/16/14
0050-EA
Realty – Stull Ranches LLC., Fly Creek SRMA Right-of-Way Renwal
T11N R88W Secs 2-4 & T12N R88W Secs 20, 27, 29, 32-35
Routt County
L. McMinnNoneStull Ranches LLCInitiated 07/17/14
0051-CX
Range – Transfer of grazing preference on the Lower Milk Creek Allotment #04609.
T4N R93W parts of Secs 24-27 & 34-36; T4N R92W part of Sec 31; T3N R 92W parts of Secs 4-6, 8-9 & 16-17
Moffat County
C. RhyneNoneGrazing Permittee
Initiated 07/21/14
Approved 08/22/14
0052-CX
Range – Transfer of grazing preference on the West Big Bottom Allotment #04066
T6N R91W part of Sec 30
Moffat County
C. RhyneNoneGrazing Permittee
Initiated 07/28/14
Approved 08/22/14
0053-DNA
Recreation – Issuance of a Special Recreation Permit for Double C Outfitters for mountain lion hunting
Entire LSFO
Moffat, Routt & Rio Blanco Counties
D. ArchuletaAllNeil Call/Double C OutfittersInitiated 08/04/14
Approved 09/09/14
0054-CX
Range – Transfer of the grazing preference on the Danforth Allotment #04520
T4N R96W parts of Secs 13-14 & 24; T4N R95W parts of Secs 18-19
Moffat County
C. RhyneNoneGrazing PermitteeInitiated 08/13/14
0055-EA
Range - Renewal of the grazing leases on the South Blacktail Mountain Allotment #04180, North Hunt Creek Allotment #04189, South Hunt Creek Allotment #04192, Watson Creek Allotment #04193, and West Trapper Allotment #4195.
 
04180 South Blacktail Mountain - T4N R 84W parts of Secs 20 & 28-29

04189 North Hunt Creek - T3N R85W parts of Sec 19

04192 South Hunt Creek Pasture 1 - T2N R86W parts of Secs 12-13; T2N R85W parts of Secs 8 & 17-18
Pasture 2 - T2N R85W parts of Sec 8

04193 Watson Creek - T2N R86W parts of Secs 13 & 24; T2N R85W parts of Secs 17-19

04195 West Trapper - T2N R85W parts of Sec 35
Routt County
C. RhyneNoneGrazing Permittees

Initiated 08/15/14
Approved 09/12/14
Published 10/20/14

0056-CX
Range- Transfer of a portion of the grazing preference on the North Great Divide Allotment #04548
T10N R92W parts of Secs 18-19 & 30;  T10N R93W parts of Secs 14, 24 & 26-27
Moffat County
H. SeimNoneGrazing PermitteeInitiated 08/29/14
Approved 09/05/14
0057-CX
Realty- Yampa Valley Electric Power Line Amendment
T5N R85W Sec 20
Routt County
L. McMinnNoneYampa Valley Electric AssociationInitiated 08/20/14
Approved 09/09/14
0058-CX Withdrawn
Realty- Sombrero Ranches Film Permit
T11N R99W Secs 29-30 & 32-33; T10N R101W Secs 11-12; T10N R103W Secs 3 & 10
Moffat County
L. McMinnNoneSombrero RanchesInitiated 08/21/14
Application Withdrawn
0059-CX CancelledRange - Transfer of the grazing preference on the LU 257 Allotment #04547
T10N R93W part of Sec 28
Moffat County
H. SeimNoneGrazing PermitteeInitiated 08/26/14
Project Cancelled
0060-CX
Realty - QEPM Gathering I LLC ROW Amendment COC044228
T12N R97W Sec 28 SWSE & Sec 33 NWNE
Moffat County
L. McMinnNoneQEPM Gathering I, LLCInitiated 08/27/14
Approved 09/09/14
0061-DNA
Fuels – Holland Thinning; hazardous fuels reduction treatment/ponderosa limbing and pinyon/juniper removal
T7N R101W Secs 5-6
Moffat County
D. BeckermanNoneBLM LSFOInitiated 09/23/14
0062-DNA
Fuels – Peck Mesa Juniper Reduction; hazardous fuels reduction treatment/ encroaching juniper removal.
T7N R97W Secs 3-10 & 17
Moffat County
D. BeckermanNoneBLM LSFOInitiated 09/23/14
0063-CX
Realty – Grynberg Injection Well Right-of-Way authorization
T12N R101W Sec 36 SW1/4SW1/4
Moffat County
L. McMinnNoneGrynberg Petroleum CompanyInitiated 09/29/14

2014 CO-OPERATING PROJECTS
PROJECT NAME
AGENCY 
LINK
STATUS
Colowyo Coal Mine
Collum Permit Expansion Area Project Mining Plan Environmental Assessment
Office of Surface Mining
http://www.wrcc.osmre.gov/initiatives/colowyo.shtm
Initiated

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