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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Pinedale Field Office
 
Release Date: 04/12/11
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    
  307-315-0612    

BLM Pinedale Field Office Seeks Public Input on Proposed NPL Project


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office (PFO), in conjunction with the Rock Springs Field Office (RSFO), is seeking public comment on Encana’s proposal to drill approximately 3,500 natural gas wells within the 141,080 acre Normally Pressured Lance (NPL) natural gas field in Sublette County over a 10-year period.

The Notice of Intent for the NPL project was published in the Federal Register on April 12 and initiates a 30-day public scoping period. The PFO and RSFO will host three public scoping meetings beginning at 5:30 p.m. on the following dates and locations: Monday, May 2 at the BLM PFO, 1625 W. Pine St., Pinedale, Wyo.; Tuesday, May 3 at the Big Piney Senior Center, 111 Rakestraw Ave., Marbleton, Wyo.; and Wednesday, May 4 at the BLM RSFO, 280 Hwy. 191 N., Rock Springs, Wyo.

An environmental impact statement (EIS) will be prepared for the proposed project located approximately 35 miles south of Pinedale, Wyo. and immediately south and west of the existing Jonah Infill Natural Gas Project.

The proposal and associated documents can be reviewed at the PFO, 1625 W. Pine St., Pinedale, Wyo., or at the RSFO, 280 Hwy. 191, Rock Springs, Wyo., or online at http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/pfo/npl.html.

Public comments are an important component of the National Environmental Policy Act process and help to identify issues, concerns, and mitigation opportunities. Comments should be constructive and relate directly to this proposal and impending EIS. Please be as specific as possible and cite any data or other information that you believe would assist the BLM in developing the most realistic range of alternative actions and the best-informed environmental impact analysis.

Comments will be accepted until close-of-business on May 12, 2011. Mail or deliver written comments to: Kellie Roadifer, Pinedale Field Office, 1625 W. Pine St., P.O. Box 768, Pinedale, WY 82941. Comments can also be emailed to NPL_EIS_WY@blm.gov.

Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

For further information, please contact Kellie Roadifer at 307-367-5309 or kroadife@blm.gov.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Pinedale Field Office   1625 West Pine Street      Pinedale, WY 82941  

Last updated: 04-14-2011