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April 12, 2006
Contact: Mary L. Wilson
Public Affairs Specialist

Scoping Meetings Schedule for Overland Pass Pipeline Project

Bureau of Land Management will conduct scoping meetings in Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming during the week of April 17 to gather comments on a proposed pipeline. The Overland Pass Pipeline, a 750-mile long, 20-inch diameter pipeline is proposed to run from Opal, Wyo., to Conway, Kans., and carry natural gas liquids. Williams Field Services Company filed the application for the right-of-way with the BLM’s Rawlins Field Office. Of the 750 miles, approximately 78 miles of the pipeline would not be located near existing pipelines.

The 45-day scoping period concludes on Friday, May 5, 2006. The Notice of Intent and Scoping document may be viewed at http://www.wy.blm.gov/nepa/nepadocs.htm

The public is encouraged to comment on the proposed project in writing and at an open house/public scoping meetings which will be held on:

April 17
The Mall (former Kuhn’s Store) 2918 Vine
Hays, Kans., 67601
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
April 18
Greeley Senior Center1010 Sixth Street
Greeley, Colo., 80631
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
April 19
Hitching Post Club Room1700 W. Lincolnway
Cheyenne, Wyo., 82001
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
April 20
BLM Rock Springs Field Office
280 Highway 191 North
Rock Springs, Wyo., 82901
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The proposed route would generally follow the I-80 corridor through southern Wyoming, mainly along the Southern Star pipeline route. This proposed Overland Pass Pipeline route would traverse approximately 143.3 miles of federally-administered land in Wyoming and Colorado. In Wyoming, approximately 101.7 miles of the proposed pipeline location would cross public lands administered by three BLM Field Offices: Kemmerer, Rock Springs, and Rawlins. In addition, the proposed pipeline location crosses the following two units of the National Forest System administered by the United States Forest Service, Department of Agriculture. The proposed pipeline location includes approximately 1.2 miles of the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area in Wyoming, and 39.7 miles of the Pawnee National Grassland north of Greeley, Colorado.

Written scoping comments will be accepted until May 5, 2006, and may be submitted by mail to:

Tom Hurshman, Project Manager
2465 South Townsend
Montrose, CO 81401

Comments may also be submitted electronically to the project email address: Overland_Pipeline_WY@blm.gov


Last updated: 03-03-2007