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Release Date: 08/20/12
Contacts: Mike Blakeman    
  Public Affairs Specialist    
  SLV Public Lands Center    

BLM seeks comments on drilling application (08-20-12)

DEL NORTE, Colo. - The BLM San Luis Valley Field Office is seeking comments on an environmental assessment for the San Francisco Creek #1 Application for Permit to Drill. A public meeting concerning the EA will be held on Sept. 6 at the Rio Grande County Annex, 945 6th Street, Del Norte, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The meeting will include a presentation by the BLM beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The APD is for a proposed exploratory oil and gas well that would be drilled on land owned by the Dan A. Hughes Company, approximately five miles south of Del Norte. The federal mineral rights below the private land were leased from the BLM in 2006. 
Comments must be received by Sept. 21, 2012, and may be submitted at the public meeting; mailed to the San Luis Valley Public Lands Center, Attention Nicolas Sandoval, 1803 W. Highway 160, Monte Vista, CO 81144; or submitted electronically to
For more information, including a complete copy of the APD, visit the Frequently Requested section of BLM San Luis Valley Field Office website at: or call Paul Tigan or Nicolas Sandoval at 719-852-5941.

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 08-20-2012