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 Northeastern States Field Office NEPA Log Fiscal Year 2014

This log tracks the start and completion of BLM's review of actions under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  For some actions BLM may request public input during comment periods initiated through official notifications (i.e., direct mailing, local and/or state newspapers, Federal Register Notices).  However, interested parties are also encouraged to check this site to ensure adequate time for comment on specific NEPA documents, especially for cases when an official public comment period is not planned.  When timely comments are received they will be considered during the NEPA analysis and decision-making process. Please feel free to provide comments to or request information from this contact e-mail kwadzins@blm.gov.  Any comments should include the reference number for the proposed action. 

NOTE:  Reference Numbers proceeded by an asterisk indicate environmental analyses documents currently under formal 30-day comment period. See "ES Oil and Gas Lease Sale Nominated Parcels" at:  http://www.blm.gov/es/st/en/prog/minerals/nominated_parcels.html  for more details. 

TERMS:  APD = Application for Permit to Drill;   CX = Categorical Exclusion;    DR = Decision Record;   EA = Environmental Assessment;     EOI = Expression of Interest;   ROD = Record of Decision;  T = Township;  R = Range;  Sec. = Section

 

Reference NumberTypeProposed ActionStateCountyLocation T.-R.-Sec.-MeridianSurface Management Agency (SMA)Date EnteredCurrent Status/Project DescriptionCompletion Date
2014-1EAEOI-712 Ogemaw Co., & EOI-778 Crawford Co.MIOgemaw & Crawford
EOI-712, Ogemaw County
Michigan Meridian
T. 24 N., R. 1 E.,
Sec. 2, W2NE, S2NW;Sec. 3, SW; Sec. 5, NESE; Sec. 6, NE, E2NW; Sec. 13, S2N2, NENW; Sec. 17, W2NE, S2S2SENE; Sec. 18, E2SW; Sec. 34, E2NW; Sec. 36, E2SE.
T. 24 N., R. 2 E.,
Sec. 1, SWSE, SW; Sec. 2, SW; Sec. 4, NE, N2SE, NESW, SWSW; Sec. 8, S2NE; Sec. 9, W2SE, SW; Sec. 15, NWSE;
Sec. 16, NE, N2SE, W2NW; Sec. 17, E2NE, S2NW.
T. 23 N., R. 1 E.,
Sec. 1, NENW; Sec. 8, SWSW; Sec. 12, NE; Sec. 13, NENE, S2NE, SE, SW, S2NW;
Sec. 23, W2SE; Sec. 24; Sec. 26, N2NE, SENE; Sec. 29, N2.
T. 23 N., R. 2 E.,
Sec. 15, N2NE; Sec. 18, SWNW; Sec. 19;
Sec. 21, S2S2; Sec. 22, N2, NWSE; Sec. 28, E2SE, N2SW, SENW; Sec. 29, NE, N2SW; Sec. 30, S2SE, NW; Sec. 34, NWNW.
EOI-712 Total Acres: 5956 __
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EOI-778, Crawford County
Michigan Meridian
T. 28 N., R. 3 W.,
Sec. 17, W2NW, NWSW; Sec. 20, SWSW, SE;
Sec. 23, E2, W2; Sec. 25, SWNW; Sec. 26, SWNE, W2SE, SW; Sec. 28, SWSW;
Sec. 29, NWNE, E2NE, W2SW; Sec. 30, S2SE; Sec. 31, N2NE; Sec. 35, S2SW, NENW.
EOI-778 Total Acres: 1549
State of Michigan1/24/2014Draft EA currently being written for proposed oil & gas leasing on State of Michigan lands, but has not been released for public comment. 
 2014-2 EAMIES-37638 & MIES-37665 MI ClareMichigan Meridian, Frost Township

MIES-37638       

T. 20 N., R. 4 W., Sec. 5, SENE;           

Total acres: 40 acres

 

Michigan Meridian, Summerfield Township

MIES-37665

T. 20 N., R. 5 W., Sec. 11, Lot 4, NENENWNW;

Total Acres:  .77 acres

T. 20 N., R. 6 W., Sec. 25, Lot 15, SWSWSWSW;

Total Acres:  2.5 acres

State of Michigan 1/24/2014

Draft EA currently being written for proposed oil & gas leasing on State of Michigan lands, but has not been released for public comment.

 
 2014-3 EAWinnebago Island, Illinois Right-of-Way IL Rock

4th PM
T 18 N, R 1 W,
sec. 24, Lot 4.

Total Acres: 0.50

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (withdrawn lands) 3/3/2014

Draft EA currently being written, but has not been released for public comment.

MidAmerican Energy Co. has submitted an application to re-authorize an existing right-of-way for an electric transmission line and tower that crosses Federal land.

 
 2014-4 EADecision Record/Finding of No Significant Impact for BLM Federal Coal Lease by Application OHES 057390 OH Perry

Ohio River Survey, T. 12 N., R. 14 W., Monroe Township, Sec. 12, pt. NE cor. W2SE; Sec. 13, N2SW, Pt. SWSW, SESE; Sec. 14, NWSE, SWNE; Sec. 24, Pt. NENW, NENE, SESW, N2SW (less 33.75 ac.); Ohio River Survey, T. 8 N., R. 13 W., Union Township, Sec. 18, SWSW; Sec. 19, N2NWNW.

Total Acres: 432.54

 USFS 3/11/2014

DR/FONSI forwarded to Eastern States Office for signature on 5/8/2014.

Application to lease Federal coal to expand existing underground mine.

 
 2014-5 RODRecord of Decision, Wexford County, Michigan MI Wexford Multiple locations USFS 3/6/2014Record of Decision to lease Federal oil and gas on Huron-Manistee National Forests lands. USFS consent package received by BLM 3/6/2014. 
 2014-6 RODRecord of Decision, Manistee County, Michigan MI Manistee Multiple locations USFS 3/7/2014Record of Decision to lease Federal oil and gas on Huron-Manistee National Forests lands. USFS consent package received by BLM 3/7/2014. 
 2014-7 CXConveyance of Federal Minerals IL Adams

4th Principal Meridian, T. 1 N., R. 8 W., Sec. 19, NWNE, SWNE, SENE.

Total Acres: 120

 Private 5/22/2014Proposed conveyance of Federal mineral interests under Section 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA). 
          
          
          
          
          
          
          
          
          
          
          
          
  

 
  
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