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BMP Technical Information

""Best Management Practices should be matched and adapted to meet the site-specific requirements of the project and local environment. The following slideshows provide a more detailed look at a menu of possible oil and natural gas development BMPs. These slideshows are only a starting point and are not intended to serve as a comprehensive list of BMPs.

Best Management Practices Slide Shows

Introduction to BMPs PDFPowerPoint
   
Air Resource BMPs (Updated May 2011)PDFPowerPoint
Operations BMPsPDFPowerPoint
Visual Resource Management BMPs  

     Part One: Introduction

PDFPowerPoint

     Part Two: Proper Site Selection

PDFPowerPoint

     Part Three: Reduce Unnecessary Disturbance

PDFPowerPoint

     Part Four: Choice of Color

PDFPowerPoint

     Part Five: Final Reclamation

PDFPowerPoint
Wildlife BMPs (updated February 2013)PDFPowerPoint


Additional Technical Information

Technical Information Sheets (Specific and Detailed BMP Guidance)
PDF | Powerpoint

New BLM and USDA Forest Service Oil and Gas "Gold Book" (Operators Guide)

 

Arkansas - Shale Gas BMPs (.pdf)

Forest Service Low-Volume Roads Engineering BMP Field Guide

Forest Service Water-Road Interaction Technology Series
http://www.stream.fs.fed.us/water-road/

EPA's Construction Site Storm Water Runoff Control BMP Fact Sheets
http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater/menuofbmps/index.cfm

"Visual Resource Management BMPs for Fluid Minerals"
(Self-Study Course)

  • View the course in streaming video:  Select this link
  • Download the Field Reference Guide (PDF)


    New Color Charts Are Available!
    To obtain a supplemental environmental color chart, please contact:

Jim Perry
202-912-7145
jperry@blm.gov

BMP Policy Instruction Memorandum (November 8, 2006)  

Learn More about BMPs

 


LOW-VOLUME ROADS ENGINEERING

Best Management Practices Field Guide
by Gordon Keller & James Sherar
USDA Forest Service/USAID

(Click on the Chapter name to open. Note: Chapters are in .pdf format.
To download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, go to http://www.adobe.com)

Cover
Foreword - Acknowledgements, Preface, Table of Contents, Definition of Terms 
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Environmental Analysis
Chapter 3 - Planning Issues and Special Applications
Chapter 4 - Low-Volume Roads Engineering
Chapter 5 - Hydrology for Drainage Crossing Design
Chapter 6 - Tools for Hydraulic and Road Design
Chapter 7 - Drainage of Low-Volume Roads
Chapter 8 - Culvert Use, Installation, and Sizing
Chapter 9 - Fords and Low-Water Crossings
Chapter 10 - Bridges
Chapter 11 - Slope Stabilization and Stability of Cuts and Fills
Chapter 12 - Roadway Materials and Material Sources
Chapter 13 - Erosion Control
Chapter 14 - Stabilization of Gullies
Selected References