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The Moab Master Leasing Plan and Draft Resource Management Plan Amendments/Draft Environmental Impact Statemet public comment period began August 21, 2015 and ended November 23, 2015. The public comment period is now closed.

 

This document includes four alternative proposals for managing mineral leasing and development pertaining to oil, gas, and potash on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The BLM formulated a reasonable range of alternatives based on issues raised during scoping, planning criteria, public comments received on the preliminary alternatives, guidance applicable to specific resources, and the use of an interdisciplinary team of BLM resource specialists and cooperating agencies.


Federal Register Notice (195 KB)
Cover (177 KB)
Dear Reader Letter (148 KB)
Abstract (26 KB)
Executive Summary (98 KB) 
Table of Contents (93 KB)
Chapter 1 – Introduction (191 KB)
Chapter 2 – Alternatives (2.7 MB)
Chapter 3 – Affected Environment (1.7 MB)
Chapter 4 – Environmental Consequences (2.7 MB)
Chapter 5 – Consultation and Coordination (86 KB)
References (91 KB)
Acronyms and Glossary (105 KB)
Appendix A – Mineral Leasing Stipulations (492 KB)
Appendix B – Best Management Practices (135 KB)
Appendix C – Visual Effects for Cultural Resources (37 KB)
Appendix D – Existing and Approved Recreation Sites (25 KB)
Appendix E – Best Management Practices for Raptors and Their Associated Habitats in Utah, August 2006 (101 KB)
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ppendix F – Calpuff Far-Field Air Quality Analysis Technical Support Document, April 2015 (377 KB)


Chapter 2 Maps

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Map 2-1-B/D

Cultural Sites (NSO)

Map 2-1-C

Cultural Sites (NSO)

Map 2-2-B/C/D

Potential for Occurrence of Cultural Sites (LN)

Map 2-3-A/B/C/D

U.S. Highway 191 Utility Corridor (NSO)

Map 2-4-A/B/D

Three Rivers Locatable Mineral Withdrawal (NSO)

Map 2-4-C

Three Rivers Locatable Mineral Withdrawal (Closed)

Map 2-5-B/C/D

Needles Overlook and Anticline Overlook Roads (CSU)

Map 2-6-B/D

High Use Filming Locations (CSU)

Map 2-6-C

High Use Filming Locations (NSO)

Map 2-7-B/D

Lands Identified by the BLM as Having Wilderness Characteristics in the 2008 RMP (Baseline CSU)

Map 2-7-C

Lands Identified by the BLM as Having Wilderness Characteristics in the 2008 RMP and in Subsequent Inventories (Baseline CSU)

Map 2-8-B1/D

Potash Leasing Areas

Map 2-9-B1/D

Upper Ten Mile Potash Leasing Area

Map 2-10-B1/D

Red Wash Potash Leasing Area

Map 2-11-B1/D

Hatch Point Potash Leasing Area

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Area Encompassed by the Baseline CSU Stipulation

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Area Encompassed by the Baseline CSU Stipulation

Map 2-12-C

Area Encompassed by the Baseline CSU Stipulation

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Area Encompassed by the Baseline CSU Stipulation

Map 2-13-B1/D

Potash Processing Facility Areas (CSU)

Map 2-14-B/D

Potential Rock Fall Areas along Porcupine, Matt Martin, and Gold Bar Rims (NSO)

Map 2-14-C

Potential Rock Fall Areas along Porcupine, Matt Martin, and Gold Bar Rims (NSO)

Map 2-15-A

Oil and Gas Leasing Stipulations

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Oil and Gas Leasing Stipulations

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Oil and Gas Leasing Stipulations

Map 2-15-C

Oil and Gas Leasing Stipulations

Map 2-15-D

Oil and Gas Leasing Stipulations

Map 2-16-A

Potash Leasing Stipulations

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Potash Leasing Stipulations

Map 2-16-B2/C

Potash Leasing Stipulations

Map 2-16-D

Potash Leasing Stipulations

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Natural Areas (NSO)

Map 2-18-B/D

Potential Fossil Yield Classification Areas 4 and 5 (CSU)

Map 2-18-C

Potential Fossil Yield Classification Areas 3, 4 and 5 (CSU)

Map 2-19-A/D

Developed Recreation Sites (NSO)

Map 2-19-B

Developed Recreation Sites (NSO)

Map 2-19-C

Developed Recreation Sites (NSO)

Map 2-20-B/D

High Use Routes and Trails (NSO)

Map 2-20-C

High and Moderate-Use Routes and Trails (NSO)

Map 2-21-B/D

High Use Climbing and Canyoneering Areas (NSO)

Map 2-21-C

High Use Climbing and Canyoneering Areas (NSO)

Map 2-22-B/D

Focus Areas (NSO) within Canyon Rims Special Recreation Management Area 

Map 2-22-C

Canyon Rims Special Recreation Management Area (NSO)

Map 2-23-B/C/D

Colorado Riverway Special Recreation Management Area (NSO)

Map 2-24-B/C/D

Dolores River Canyons Special Recreation Management Area (NSO)

Map 2-25-B/C/D

Indian Creek Special Recreation Management Area (NSO)

Map 2-26-B/D

Focus Area (NSO) within Labyrinth Rims/Gemini Bridges Special Recreation Management Area

Map 2-26-C

Labyrinth Rims/Gemini Bridges Special Recreation Management Area (NSO)

Map 2-27-B/D

Focus Areas (NSO) within South Moab Special Recreation Management Area

Map 2-27-C

South Moab Special Recreation Management Area (NSO)

Map 2-28-A/B2/C

Saline Soils (TL)

Map 2-28-B1/D

Saline Soils (TL)

Map 2-29-B1/D

Saline Soils within Potash Processing Facility Areas (CSU)

Map 2-30-B/C/D

Compensatory Mitigation Outside the Area of Impact for Disturbance in Saline Soils (CSU)

Map 2-31-B/C/D

Soils with High to Moderate Wind Erosion Ratings (BMPs)

Map 2-32-A

Steep Slopes (CSU, NSO)

Map 2-32-B/D

Steep Slopes (CSU)

Map 2-32-C

Steep Slopes (CSU, NSO)

Map 2-33-B/C/D

Drinking Water Source Protection Zones 1, 2, 3 and 4 (NSO)

Map 2-34-A

Water Resources (NSO)

Map 2-34-B/D

Water Resources (NSO)

Map 2-34-C

Water Resources (NSO)

Map 2-35-B/D

Ephemeral Streams (NSO)

Map 2-35-C

Ephemeral Streams (NSO)

Map 2-36-B/D

Impaired Water Bodies (NSO)

Map 2-36-C

Impaired Water Bodies (NSO)

Map 2-37-B/D

Courthouse Wash Watershed (Baseline CSU, CSU)

Map 2-37-C

Courthouse Wash Watershed (NSO)

Map 2-38-B/D

Salt Wash Watershed (Baseline CSU)

Map 2-38- C

Salt Wash Watershed (NSO)

Map 2-39-B/D

Spring Areas (CSU)

Map 2-39-C

Spring Areas (NSO)

Map 2-40-A/B/D

Behind the Rocks ACEC (NSO)

Map 2-40-C

Behind the Rocks ACEC (Closed)

Map 2-41-A/B

Highway 279/Shafer Basin/Long Canyon ACEC (NSO)

Map 2-41-C

Highway 279/Shafer Basin/Long Canyon ACEC (Closed)

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Highway 279/Shafer Basin/Long Canyon ACEC (NSO, Closed)

Map 2-42-A/B

Indian Creek ACEC (NSO)

Map 2-42-C/D

Indian Creek ACEC (Closed)

Map 2-43-A/B/D

Lavender Mesa ACEC (NSO)

Map 2-43-C

Lavender Mesa ACEC (Closed)

Map 2-44-A/B/D

Shay Canyon ACEC (NSO)

Map 2-44-C

Shay Canyon ACEC (NSO)

Map 2-45-A/B/D

Ten Mile Wash ACEC (NSO)

Map 2-45-C

Ten Miles Wash ACEC (Closed)

Map 2-46-B/D

Old Spanish National Historic Trail Resource Condition Category II Sites (CSU)

Map 2-46-C

Old Spanish National Historic Trail (NSO)

Map 2-47-A/B/D

Suitable Wild and Scenic River Segments along the Colorado and Green Rivers (NSO)

Map 2-47-C

Suitable Wild and Scenic River Segments along the Colorado and Green Rivers (Closed)

Map 2-48-A/B/C/D

Suitable Wild and Scenic River Segment #3 along the Colorado River (Closed)

Map 2-49-A/B/C/D

Colorado River Endangered Fish Habitat (LN)

Map 2-50-A/B/C/D

Critical Habitat for Mexican Spotted Owl (LN)

Map 2-51-A/B/C/D

Southwestern Willow Flycatcher Suitable Habitat (LN)

Map 2-52-A/B/C/D

Yellow-billed Cuckoo Habitat (LN)

Map 2-53-B/C/D

BLM Sensitive Plant Habitat (CSU)

Map 2-54-B/D

Sagebrush/Steppe Habitat with Moderately High to Very High Ecological Intactness (CSU)

Map 2-54-C

Sagebrush/Steppe Habitat (CSU)

Map 2-55-B1/D

Sagebrush Steppe Habitat within Potash Processing Facility Areas (CSU)

Map 2-56-B/C/D

Visual Resource Inventory Class II Areas that are Designated as Visual Resource Management Class III (Baseline CSU)

Map 2-57-A/B

Visual Resource Management Class I Areas (NSO)

Map 2-57-C/D

Visual Resource Management Class I Areas (Closed)

Map 2-58-A

Scenic Backways and Byways (CSU)

Map 2-58-B/D

Scenic Backways and Byways (NSO)

Map 2-58-C

Scenic Backways and Byways (NSO)

Map 2-59-A

Visual Resource Management Class II Areas (CSU)

Map 2-59-B/C/D

Visual Resource Management Class II Areas (NSO)

Map 2-60-B

Immediate Viewshed from Arches National Park (NSO)

Map 2-60-C

Viewshed from Arches National Park (NSO, Closed)

Map 2-60-D

Immediate Viewshed from Arches National Park (Closed)

Map 2-61-B

VRM II Areas Bordering Canyonlands National Park (NSO)

Map 2-61-C/D

VRM II and Canyonlands Viewshed Areas Bordering Canyonlands National Park (NSO, Closed)

Map 2-62-B/D

Rims of the Colorado and Green Rivers (NSO)

Map 2-62-C

Rims of the Colorado and Green Rivers (NSO)

Map 2-63-C/D

Auditory Management Surrounding Arches and Canyonlands National Parks (CSU)

Map 2-64-B/D

Auditory Management Surrounding Arches and Canyonlands National Parks (NSO)

Map 2-64-C

Auditory Management Surrounding Arches and Canyonlands National Parks (NSO)

Map 2-65-A/B/C/D

Lockhart Desert Bighorn Sheep Herd (TL)

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Pronghorn Fawning Habitat (TL)

Map 2-66-B1/D

Pronghorn Fawning Habitat (TL)

Map 2-66-C

Pronghorn Habitat (TL)

Map 2-67-A

Desert Bighorn Sheep Lambing and Rutting Habitat and Migration Corridors (NSO)

Map 2-67-B/D

Desert Bighorn Sheep (Potash-Confluence Herd) Lambing and Rutting Habitat (CSU)

Map 2-67-C

Desert Bighorn Sheep (Potash-Confluence Herd) Lambing and Rutting Habitat (NSO)

Map 2-67-B1/D

Desert Bighorn Sheep Habitat (Potash-Confluence Herd) within Potash Processing Facility Areas (CSU)

Map 2-68-A

Deer and Elk Crucial Winter Habitat (TL)

Map 2-68-B/D

Deer and Elk Crucial Winter Habitat (TL)

Map 2-68-C

Deer and Elk Crucial and Substantial Winter Habitat (TL)


Chapter 3 Maps

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Map 3-1

Moab Master Leasing Plan Area

Map 3-2

Potential for the Occurrence of Cultural Sites

Map 3-3

Three Rivers Withdrawal

Map 3-4

Utility Corridors

Map 3-5

U.S. Highway 191 Utility Corridor within Moab Canyon

Map 3-6

Needles and Anticline Overlook Roads

Map 3-7

Filming Locations

Map 3-8

Lands with Wilderness Characteristics as Determined by the BLM

Map 3-9

Livestock Grazing Allotments

Map 3-10

Oil and Gas Plays

Map 3-11

Existing Oil and Gas Leases

Map 3-12

Oil and Gas Wells

Map 3-13

Oil and Gas Development Areas

Map 3-14

Limit of Salt and Potash Deposition in the Paradox Basin

Map 3-15

Known Potash Leasing Areas, Potash Preference Rights Leases, and Potash Prospecting Permit Applications

Map 3-16

Potential Fossil Yield Classifications 3, 4 and 5

Map 3-17

High Use Non-Motorized Trails

Map 3-18

High Use Motorized Routes

Map 3-19

Special Recreation Management Areas

Map 3-20

Recreation Focus Areas

Map 3-21

Scenic Byways and Backways

Map 3-22

Riparian Resources

Map 3-23

Sensitive Soils

Map 3-24

Dust Blowout Areas

Map 3-25

Slopes over 30%

Map 3-26

Wind Erodible Soils

Map 3-27

Soils with High and Moderate Water Erosion Ratings

Map 3-28

Droughty Soils

Map 3-29

Saline Soils

Map 3-30

Sodic Soils

Map 3-31

Shallow Soils

Map 3-32

Alkaline Soils

Map 3-33

Steep Slopes in the Moab Field Office

Map 3-34

Steep Slopes in the Monticello Field Office

Map 3-35

Perennial and Intermittent Stream Segments and Major Rivers

Map 3-36

Springs, Spring Areas, and Water Wells

Map 3-37

Stream Flow Measurement Locations

Map 3-38

Water Quality Sampling Sites

Map 3-39

Water Quality Condition Assessment Locations

Map 3-40a

Surface Water Rights and Uses

Map 3-40b

Groundwater Water Rights and Uses

Map 3-41

Public Water Reserves

Map 3-42

Potential Unconsolidated Aquifers

Map 3-43

Dakota Aquifer

Map 3-44

Morrison Aquifer

Map 3-45

Entrada Aquifer

Map 3-46

Glen Canyon Group Aquifer

Map 3-47

Cutler Formation Aquifer

Map 3-48

Public Drinking Water Source Protection Zones

Map 3-49

Major Water Wells

Map 3-50

Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs)

Map 3-51

Old Spanish National Historic Trail

Map 3-52

Suitable Wild and Scenic River Segments

Map 3-53

Designated and Potential Mexican Spotted Owl Habitat

Map 3-54

Southwestern Willow Flycatcher and Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Western) Potential Habitat

Map 3-55

Endangered Fish Critical Habitat

Map 3-56

Occurrence Areas for BLM Sensitive Plants

Map 3-57

Known and Potential Bald Eagle Habitat

Map 3-58

Burrowing Owl Potential Habitat

Map 3-59

Ferruginous Hawk Potential Habitat

Map 3-60

Gunnison Prairie Dog Potential Habitat

Map 3-61

Vegetation Communities

Map 3-62

Visual Resource Management Classes

Map 3-63

Visual Resource Inventory Classes

Map 3-64

Deer and Elk Habitat

Map 3-65

Pronghorn Habitat

Map 3-66

Desert Bighorn Sheep Habitat