U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Rawlins Field Office
|Release Date: 09/06/12|
BLM Rawlins Seeking Comment on Atlantic Rim Doty Mountain Project
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office is seeking public comment on the Doty Mountain Plan of Development (POD) D, a site-specific environmental assessment (EA) to drill and develop nine coal bed natural gas wells in Carbon County, Wyo. within the Atlantic Rim Project Area.
The Doty Mountain POD D project is located in the checkerboard pattern of mixed land ownership encompassing approximately 1,779 acres of public and private land roughly 19 miles southwest of Rawlins, Wyo. Portions of the project are within migration corridors for pronghorn antelope and mule deer.
The nine natural gas wells planned would range in depth from 1,730 to 3,050 feet. The proposal also includes new access roads, underground gas gathering pipelines, produced water gathering pipelines, underground power lines and utility corridors. To minimize surface disturbance, the proposed pipeline and utility corridors are planned adjacent to, and parallel with, existing roads and pipelines.
The EA is tiered to the Atlantic Rim Natural Gas Development Project Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision signed March 2007. The EA is available at: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/rfo/atlantic_rim/ea/dotymtn.html.
Written comments will be accepted until Sept. 19. Comments may be e-mailed to BLM_WY_AtlanticRim@blm.gov, faxed to 307-328-4224, or mailed to the Bureau of Land Management, Rawlins Field Office, P.O. Box 2407, Rawlins, WY 82301.
Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 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.
Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the below individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the below individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.
For further information, please contact Nyle Layton at 307-328-4367.
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.
Rawlins Field Office 1300 N. Third Street Rawlins, WY 82301
|Last updated: 09-06-2012|
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