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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lander Field Office
 
Release Date: 06/27/13
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307-347-5207    

BLM Lander Seeks Input on Proposed Gas Well


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lander Field Office is seeking public comments on a proposed gas well on public land approximately 10 miles southeast of Jeffrey City in Fremont County, Wyo.

International Petroleum Exploration Operating Company has submitted an application for permit to drill for the International Petroleum Green Mountain Federal No. 1 Gas Well. The proposed project area would be located on BLM surface in Section 35, Township 28 North, Range 92 West.

The proposed well would be located in the existing Found Soldier Unit, which has been in effect since 2004. In addition, a right-of-way would be granted to accommodate access to the well location. The anticipated life of the proposed project is approximately 20 years.

The Lander Field Office will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) to analyze the impacts of the proposed project. Information, including a map of the area, can be found on the website at: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/lfo/ipeoc.html.

Public input is valuable early in the process and will enable the BLM to develop a well-informed EA. Comments should be submitted by July 26, 2013, and may be emailed to lander_wymail@blm.gov; please include "International Petroleum" in the subject line. Comments may also be mailed to Bureau of Land Management, Lander Field Office, Attn: Andrew Gibbs, 1335 Main Street, Lander, WY 82520.

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 more information, please contact BLM Natural Resource Specialist Andrew Gibbs at 307-332-8487 or agibbs@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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Last updated: 06-27-2013