Moneta Divide EIS
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lander Field Office, Casper Field Office, and Rawlins Field Office are preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Moneta Divide Natural Gas and Oil Development Project (Moneta Divide Project), which may include a land use plan amendment to the Casper Resource Management Plan (RMP).
Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. and Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company LP propose to develop approximately 4,250 natural gas and oil wells in the Moneta Divide Project area located in Fremont and Natrona counties. The project area encompasses approximately 265,000 acres of land, of which 138,000 acres are public lands administered by the Lander Field Office, and 31,500 acres are public lands administered by the Casper Field Office. The southern portion of a proposed gas/power corridor associated with the project is located in Sweetwater County on lands administered by the Rawlins Field Office (Project Area Map). The balance of the development project area consists of state and private lands. The Lander Field Office will serve as the lead for this project.
The Notice of Intent to prepare the EIS and possible amendment to the Casper RMP was published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2013, initiating a 45-day public scoping period which ended on March 4, 2013. Comments received during the scoping period will be considered during the development of the EIS. The Scoping Report provides an overview of the scoping process and summarizes the key issues and concerns raised during the scoping period.
Moneta Divide Natural Gas and Oil Development Project EIS
BLM Lander Field Office
Chris Krassin, Project Manager
1335 Main St.
Lander, Wyoming 82520