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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Pinedale Field Office
 
Release Date: 03/11/13
Contacts: Shelley Gregory,    
  307-315-0612    

Public Comments Sought on Mitigation Project Proposals


The Pinedale Anticline Project Office (PAPO) is accepting public comments until Friday, March 29 for 15 mitigation projects submitted for potential 2013 funding from the PAPO Monitoring and Mitigation Fund (Fund).

The Fund was created to underwrite mitigation projects for potential impacts to wildlife, air and other resources identified in the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision for the Pinedale Anticline Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Project. The Fund is managed by the PAPO Board of Directors with assistance from the PAPO and the Bureau of Land Management.

The 15 project applications, PAPO project selection criteria and a summary list of the projects, including project applicants and requested funding amounts, are available at www.wy.blm.gov/jio-papo/papo/index.htm.

Comments must be delivered or mailed to Eric Decker, PAPO Project Coordinator, 1625 W. Pine St., P.O. Box 768, Pinedale, WY 82941 or emailed to egdecker@blm.gov no later than 4:30 p.m. on March 29.

Following the public comment period, PAPO staff will review the comments and make selection recommendations to the PAPO Board which will meet in Pinedale, Wyo., on May 29 to make final project funding decisions. These decisions will be posted on the PAPO website by June 14.

For more information, please contact Decker at 307-367-5386.



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: 03-11-2013