U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Pinedale Field Office
|Release Date: 05/21/12|
BLM Seeks Public Comment on Anticline Electrification Environmental Assessment
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office (PFO) is seeking public input on the environmental assessment (EA) for the proposed Anticline Electrification Phase I Project.
Phase I construction consists of three parts:
Construction of the 25 kV distribution line is anticipated to begin in the late summer or early fall of 2012; the 69 kV and 230 kV transmission lines would be constructed as needed.
The proposed power lines would provide electrical power to various Anticline oil and gas facilities and allow operators to convert from internal combustion generators and motors to electric energy to power equipment. This electrification project would also reduce the amount of ozone forming chemicals that enter the local environment and improve air quality in the region.
A printed copy or compact disk of the EA is available at the address below or electronically at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/pfo/papa-elec.html.
The BLM is seeking constructive public comments to help identify potential issues, concerns, ideas, alternatives or mitigation not currently addressed in the EA. Mail or deliver written comments to the PFO, 1625 W. Pine St., P.O. Box 768, Pinedale, WY 82941; fax to 307-367-5329; or email to email@example.com with “Electrification Phase I” in the subject line. Comments must be received by 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 20.
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 may 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 more information, please contact Bill Wadsworth at 307-367-5341.
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: 05-21-2012|
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