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Release Date: 06/18/13
Contacts: Mike Blakeman, Public Affairs Specialist (719) 852-6212    

BLM seeks comments on preliminary oil and gas drilling analysis (06-18-13)

DEL NORTE, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management San Luis Valley Field Office is seeking public input on the preliminary environmental assessment for the proposed San Francisco Creek #1 Well. The EA is being conducted in response to an application for permit to drill from the Dan A. Hughes Company.

The proposed exploratory oil and gas well would be drilled on a 35-acre lot owned by the Dan A. Hughes Company near County Road 13, approximately five miles south of Del Norte. The federal mineral rights below the private land were leased for 10 years from the Bureau of Land Management in 2006. 
Comments would be most effective if received by July 18, 2013, and should be mailed to the San Luis Valley Public Lands Center, Attention: Paul Tigan, 1803 W. Highway 160, Monte Vista, CO 81144.  Comments may also be submitted electronically
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.
To view the EA and other information concerning the proposed well, log on  or call Paul Tigan at 719-852-6274.

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.

  1803 West Highway 160      Monte Vista, CO 81144  

Last updated: 06-18-2013