U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
|Land Use Planning & NEPA|
This page contains information concerning the White River Field Office's Resource Management Plan, ongoing and future planning actions, and environmental analyses required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). For more information regarding planning or NEPA projects, please contact the WRFO Planning and Environmental Coordinator at (970) 878-3800 or email email@example.com.
LAND USE PLANNING
Resource Management Plan: The Colorado State BLM Director approved the Record of Decision (ROD) and White River Resource Management Plan (RMP) on July 1, 1997. Click on the link below to view the ROD as well as the Draft and Final Environmental Impact Statements (EISs).
Other On-Going Land Use Planning Efforts:
Oil and Gas Development Resource Management Plan Amendment : The White River Field Office is working on a plan amendment and associated EIS that will address the potential impacts of significant increases in oil and gas development within the 1.5 million acre field office over the next 20 years.
Northwest Colorado BLM Greater Sage-Grouse EIS: The BLM is writing an EIS to analyze incorporating new greater sage-grouse conservation measures into its RMPs for the five field offices within the Northwest District: the Colorado River Valley Field Office in Silt, the Grand Junction Field Office, the Kremmling Field Office, the Little Snake Field Office in Craig, and the White River Field Office in Meeker.
WHITE RIVER FIELD OFFICE NEPA REGISTER:
The White River Field Office maintains a register of environmental documents prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). As documents are completed, links to the final document will also be posted on the register. Please check the WRFO NEPA Register often as new projects are posted at least twice a month. If you have any questions or would like more information on any of the projects listed on the register, please contact the Planning & Environmental Coordinator at 970-878-3800 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Most projects also require compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). The NEPA register serves as scoping for both NEPA and NHPA public involvement.
June 2014 Oil & Gas Lease Sale: The preliminary environmental assessment (EA) and unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) are available for a 30-day public review and comment period beginning November 27, 2013 and ending December 30, 2013. Additional information is available at the BLM Colorado's June 2014 oil and gas lease sale website. Comments should be sent to Ester McCullough at email@example.com or via mail at the White River Field Office, 220 East Market Street, Meeker, CO 81641 by close of business on December 30, 2013. Comments received from the public will be reviewed and incorporated into the EA as appropriate.
Coal Lease in Rio Blanco County and Moffat County: The BLM signed a final decision on February 1, 2013 to offer 3,157 acres of federal coal reserves in Rio Blanco and Moffat counties in a future competitive lease sale. The following materials are available for public review: 1) the Combined Geologic and Engineering Report (GER) and Maximum Economic Recovery Report (MER) for LBA COC 74813, 2) environmental assessment (DOI-BLM-CO-110-2012-0023-EA) and Finding of No Signficant Impact (FONSI), 3) the Decision Record, and 4) the press release.
Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment -- including your personal identifying information -- may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.