BATTLE MOUNTAIN FIELD OFFICE 2008-07
Release: Monday, March 31, 2008
CONTACT: Chris Worthington, 775-635-4000
BLM Seeks Input on Oil and Gas Leasing
Battle Mountain, Nev.— The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Battle Mountain Field Office (BMFO) is seeking public participation to help identify potential environmental impacts, issues, and concerns in the preparation of an environmental assessment (EA) for oil and gas leasing. The field office prepared an EA that will be available for a 30-day public comment period beginning March 31 and closing April 28. BLM is holding a public meeting at the BMFO on April 15, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The EA was prepared to analyze 1.7 million acres of public lands in portions of Lander, and Nye counties for potential inclusion in future competitive and non-competitive oil and gas lease sales. The EA identifies, describes, and evaluates resource protection measures that would mitigate the possible impacts of oil and gas development. A reasonable foreseeable development scenario was also included in the EA that outlines future oil and gas exploration and development within the assessment area.
Written comments are encouraged and may be submitted to Attn: Westside Oil and Gas Leasing EA, BLM Battle Mountain Field Office, 50 Bastian Rd., Battle Mountain NV 89820. Comments will be received until 4:30 p.m. on April 28, 2008. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware 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 your personal identifying information from public view, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. If you would like a copy of the EA, or if you would like any further information, please contact Project Lead Sheila Mallory or Planning and Environmental Coordinator Chris Worthington at the BMFO at 775-635-4000.