U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Section 604 of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) of 2000, as amended by Section 364 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, required an inventory of all onshore Federal lands to identify:
The results show that 279 million acres of Federal lands are within areas mapped as having oil and natural gas potential. These lands contain an estimated 31 billion barrels of oil and 231 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. The report provides an inventory of the extent and nature of limitations to development of these resources and does not make any policy recommendations in response to its findings.
The EPCA Phase III report is available for download in a variety of versions: PDF Text Only, PDF low resolution (72dpi) and PDF high resolution (300dpi).
All documents below are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format and require the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. Due to the size of the documents, a high speed Internet connection is recommended for all downloads except the PDF Text-Only (no charts or graphs). The file sizes of each section are indicated. Click on the links to download.
Appendix 11 - Federal Oil & Gas Surface Management Prescriptions (425 MB .zip format)
This appendix contains the text of stipulations applicable to the Phase III Inventory. Note that only the pages of the land use plans that contain stipulations used in the Inventory are reproduced. The stipulations used are annotated with an EPCA code, e.g., [EPCA Code: UFSashley003] for a stipulation in the Ashley National Forest. The stipulations are ordered by number, however; not all numbers may be serial.
Note also that the various jurisdictions are presented by study area. They are presented only once in the study area in which they dominantly occur even though they may be present in more than one.