Uncompahgre Field Office

 

Uncompahgre Field Office

BULL MOUNTAIN

MASTER

DEVELOPMENT

PLAN EIS

 

 

Natural Gas Drilling Rig

 
  

In compliance with NEPA and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, the BLM Uncompahgre Field Office has prepared a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) analyzing a proposed Master Development Plan (MDP) submitted by SG Interests, Ltd to drill up to 150 wells within the Bull Mountain Unit and to construct associated access roads, pipelines, and infrastructure (UFO NEPA Action #13-22).

The Bull Mountain Unit includes approximately 19,645 acres of federal and private subsurface mineral estate located about 30 miles northeast of the Town of Paonia and bisected by State Highway 133.  The proposal is to drill up to 146 natural gas wells and 4 water disposal wells and develop associated pads, access roads, gas and water pipelines, screw compressors, and overhead electric lines.

The BLM held a public scoping period from September 21 to November 13, 2009 in order to prepare an Environmental Assessment (UFO NEPA #09-05).  However, due to projected air quality impacts, the BLM determined that it was necessary to prepare an EIS and cancelled the EA in April 2013.  Release of the Draft EIS provides an additional opportunity for the public to provide comments.

Documents pertinent to this proposal are posted on this webpage and made available at the Montrose Public Lands Center, 2505 South Townsend Avenue, Montrose, Colorado.  For further information or to have your name added to our mailing list, contact Project Manager Gina Jones at 970-240-5300 or email bullmtneis@blm.govTo learn more about oil and gas leasing on federal lands, visit:  http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Programs/oilandgas.html

NO PRIVACY GUARANTEE FOR NEPA COMMENTS

Before submitting written comments regarding a NEPA action, be advised that your entire comment—including personally identifiable information (such as your address, phone number, and email address)—may be made publicly available at any time.  While you can request that your personally identifiable information be withheld from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.


 

PRESS RELEASE

Public Meeting - 6 PM, Tuesday, February 10 at Paonia High School

PROVIDING COMMENTS

Send written comments via:

·        MAIL: Bureau of Land Management, Uncompahgre Field Office, Attn: Gina Jones, 2465 South Townsend Ave., Montrose, CO 81401

·        EMAIL: bullmtneis@blm.gov

·        FAX: (970) 240-5368

Comments must be received no later than April 16, 2015.

BULL MOUNTAIN PLANNING UNIT

LAND STATUS AND MINERAL OWNERSHIP MAP

Bull Mountain Planning Unit

 CLICK ON ABOVE IMAGE FOR FULL-SIZE PDF

 

project timeline

ü  APRIL 2013 - Notice of Intent Published in Federal Register

ü  JANUARY 2015 - Draft Environmental Impact Statement Released

·      SUMMER 2015 - Release Final Environmental Impact Statement

·      FALL 2015 - Issue Record of Decision

 


 

bsharrow@blm.gov

BARBARA SHARROW, FIELD MANAGER

FAX: 970.240.5367 | PHONE: 970.240.5300 | TDD: 970.240.5366

2465 SOUTH TOWNSEND AVE, MONTROSE, CO  81401

Click on the address above for a map showing the location of

BLM Uncompahgre Field Office Administrative Headquarters

OFFICE HOURS:  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

 

UFO East Paradox Landscape