BLM requests comments for proposed Greater Mooses Tooth 2 Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

ANCHORAGE, Alaska—As part of the Administration’s approach to achieving American energy dominance, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is releasing a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) that analyzes an application for oil and gas development of the Greater Mooses Tooth 2 (GMT2) production pad in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A).  The Application for Permit to Drill was submitted by ConocoPhillips, Alaska, Inc. in August 2015.

This EIS supplements an earlier analysis of the project in the BLM’s 2004 Alpine Satellite Development Plan.  Under the preferred alternative identified in the draft statement, the associated pipeline and access road would cross both Kuukpik Corporation-owned lands and federally-managed lands within the NPR-A.  The infrastructure would also connect to the Greater Mooses Tooth 1 development, which is eight miles away. The draft plan is available at the BLM GMT2 Draft Supplemental EIS ePlanning website.

The Environmental Protection Agency will publish a Notice of Availability for the Draft Supplemental EIS for the Alpine Satellite Development Plan for the Proposed Greater Mooses Tooth 2 Development Project in the Federal Register March 23.  The notice will open a 45-day public comment period during which time public meetings will be held in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and the North Slope communities of Anaktuvuk Pass, Atqasuk, Utqiaġvik, and Nuiqsut. The closing date for public comments will be May 7, 2018.

The public is invited to provide comments about the GMT2 Draft Supplemental EIS and its alternatives.  Comments on the GMT2 Draft Supplemental EIS may be submitted by any of the following methods:

email:  blm_ak_gmt2_comments@blm.gov

fax: (907) 271- 3933

mail: GMT2 Draft SEIS Comments
Attn: Stephanie Rice
222 West 7th Avenue, #13
Anchorage, AK 99513

In person at the BLM Public Information Center, 222 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska.

In person at public meetings.  The BLM plans to hold public meetings during the comment period. Meeting dates, times, and specific locations will be announced through the BLM website, public notices, news releases, and other mailings.

If you have questions about the public comment process, please call Stephanie Rice, BLM Alaska Project Lead, at (907) 271-3202.

You may also examine documents pertinent to this proposal at the Arctic District Office, 222 University Avenue, Fairbanks, Alaska; and at the BLM Alaska State Office Public Information Center, 222 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska.

Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personally identifying information in your comment, please be aware that your entire comment—including your personally identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time.  While you can ask the BLM in your comment to withhold your personally identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’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. 

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Organization

Bureau of Land Management

Office

Alaska State Office

Contacts

Name:
Lesli Ellis-Wouters