U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
 
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
http://www.blm.gov
 
April 25, 2007
 
In Reply Refer To:
3160/1790 (WO-310) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 04/26/2007
Information Bulletin 2007-073
 
To:                   All State Directors
 
From:               Director
 
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.
 
Signed by:
Authenticated by:
James M. Hughes
Robert M. Williams
Acting, Director
Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
 
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Last updated: 10-21-2009