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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Battle Mountain District
 
Release Date: 11/26/13
Contacts: Nazila Hummer , 775-482-7840 , nhummer@blm.gov
News Release No. 2013-05

BLM Seeks Public Comments on the Environmental Assessment of the Proposed DY Fed 13-31 Exploratory Oil Well


Tonopah, NV -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Battle Mountain District, Tonopah Field Office is seeking public comments on the Environmental Assessment (EA) associated with the drilling of True Oil LLC’s exploratory oil well, DY Fed 13-31, on public lands in Railroad Valley, Nevada. 

The DY Fed 13-31 EA identifies, describes, and evaluates possible direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of drilling the proposed well. Other elements of the proposal include the issuance of a right-of-way amendment to provide True Oil LLC with legal access to the proposed drill site and access road, well pad, and reserve pit construction.

The 30-day comment period begins on November 25 and will close on December 24, 2014. Written comments received during this period will be considered during the decision-making process. The EA may be accessed through a link under “Links of Interest” on the Battle Mountain District’s webpage at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/battle_mountain_field.html. Printed copies of the EA are available at the Tonopah Field Office, 1553 S. Main Street, Tonopah, NV.

Comments may be submitted in writing to: BLM Tonopah Field Office, Attn: Nazila Hummer, P.O. Box 911, Tonopah, NV 89049. Comments may also be submitted by fax at (775) 482-7810 (Attn: Nazila Hummer) or by e-mail at nhummer@blm.gov .

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 the public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 11-26-2013