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April 25, 2007
Contact: Bruce Collins
(307) 328-4329

BLM Releases Catalina Unit CBNG Produced Water Disposal Project Environmental Assessment (EA) for Public Comment

The Rawlins Field Office is asking the public to review and comment on the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Catalina Unit Coalbed Natural Gas (CBNG) Produced Water Disposal Project, a project located approximately 28 miles north of Baggs, Wyo. Double Eagle Petroleum Company is the project proponent. This project is located within the Atlantic Rim Natural Gas Development Project area.

The Catalina Unit CBNG Produced Water Disposal Project EA analyzes the environmental impacts of constructing and maintaining a produced water treatment disposal facility and the discharge of up to 1.3 cubic feet per second of produced water from existing coalbed natural gas development operations. The treatment facility is located in Section 12 of Township 16 North, Range 92 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, in Carbon County, Wyo. The discharge points for produced water would be located on BLM-administered public lands. Water would be discharged to an unnamed tributary of Dry Cow Creek, which leads to Cow Creek, then Muddy Creek, and then to the Little Snake River.

The EA is available by visiting the BLM website:


For those without internet access, a copy of the EA may be obtained by contacting Travis Bargsten at (307) 328-4387.

Comments on this EA will be accepted until May 25, 2007. Comments may be submitted by mail to Travis Bargsten, Project Manager; Rawlins Field Office; P.O. Box 2407; Rawlins, WY 82301. Comments may be submitted by facsimile to (307) 328 4224, or by e-mail at rawlins_wymail@blm.gov. A copy of the EA is also available for public review at both the Rawlins Field Office and the Wyoming BLM State Office.