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September 5, 2008

    Lorraine Keith 307-352-0399
    James Roberts 307-828-4506

Kemmerer BLM Seeks Comments 
on Exploratory Well

The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Kemmerer Field Office is seeking public comments on the Bear Canyon Number II Exploratory Well.

Fortuna U.S. L.P. has filed an Application for Permit to Drill (APD), for a second wildcat (exploratory) well located on public lands within Lincoln County, Wyo. The well and associated roads are located in Sections 13, 23, and 24, in Township 23 North, Range 117 West. This Scoping Notice is the beginning of the environmental analysis process to fulfill requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act.

The scoping notice can be found at: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/kfodocs/bearcanyon2.html. If you are interested in participating in the process and have concerns, issues, or alternatives you would like addressed, please send written comments by Sept. 18, 2008, to James Roberts, Kemmerer Field Office, 312 HWY 189 N. Kemmerer, Wyo 83101 or email Kemmerer_wymail@blm.gov. Please reference the Bear Canyon Project in the subject field.

If you would like to receive a copy of the environmental document, please contact the BLM. If you have questions regarding this project, or the NEPA process, please contact James Roberts at (307) 828-4506.

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