U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Pinedale Field Office
|Release Date: 07/18/12|
BLM Holds Annual Planning Meeting for Air, Water, and Socioeconomics
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office (PFO) will host oil and gas operators at the annual planning meeting (APM) for air, water and socioeconomic topics at 9 a.m., Aug. 9, in the PFO Rendezvous Room at 1625 W. Pine St., Pinedale, Wyo.
Air quality topics will include an update by the U.S. Forest Service on the IMPROVE air monitoring station and local effects from wildfires; a report from the University of Wyoming on the Pinedale Anticline Spatial Air Quality Assessment; an operator update on air quality, ozone action days, Visibility Milestone #3 modeling, and voluntary emissions reductions; and a BLM presentation on Visibility Milestone #2, the non-attainment designation, general conformity, and air quality modeling.
Water topics will include updates on Sublette County Conservation District surface and general water monitoring and on operators’ current number of water wells and water withdrawal volumes.
Socioeconomic topics will include operator presentations on the development forecast and planned operations based on current commodities.
The meeting is open to the public who will have opportunities to comment. A complete agenda is available at http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/field_offices/Pinedale/anticline/airwatermtg.html.
An APM is required by the 2008 Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision for the Pinedale Anticline Project Area. To more fully address topics of community interest, the PFO has subdivided the original APM into three annual meetings focused on development, wildlife, and air, water and socioeconomics. This is the second APM for air, water and socioeconomics.
For more information, please contact Janet Bellis at 307-367-5316.
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. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
Pinedale Field Office 1625 West Pine Street Pinedale WY 82941
|Last updated: 07-18-2012|
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