U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
EMS TRANSMISSION 04/26/2007
Information Bulletin 2007-073
To: All State Directors
Subject: Energy Policy Act Section 390 Categorical Exclusions
Program Area: Oil, gas and energy related rights-of-way
Purpose: This Information Bulletin (IB) transmits a brochure on the use of Section 390 Categorical Exclusions (CX).
Policy/Action: Attached is a brochure that provides an excellent overview of how the Section 390 Categorical exclusions apply to oil and gas operations on public lands. This brochure reiterates the guidance that has been previously provided to you through more formal processes.
It is important to reemphasize the fact that compliance with other environmental laws, regulations, environmental best management practices, wildlife mitigation and coordination with affected state game and fish agencies will still take place.
Please share copies of this brochure with any interested parties as opportunities arise.
Timeframe: Effective upon issuance.
Budget Impact: None.
Manual/Handbook Sections Affected: None.
Coordination: The IB has been coordinated with the Assistant Directors for WO-200 and WO-300.
Contact: Tim Spisak, Division Chief, Fluid Minerals at 202-452-5061.
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