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Release Date: 06/16/09
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins 307-261-7603    

BLM Buffalo Releases Augusta Unit Zeta CBNG POD EA for Public Comment

The environmental assessment (EA) for the Augusta Unit Zeta coalbed natural gas (CBNG) plan of development (POD) is now available for review from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office.

The 134-well project area encompasses 10,220 acres located in eastern Johnson and northwestern Campbell counties (T50, 51N, R76W). BLM is releasing the EA for public review to ensure that all relevant information and issues have been considered. Comments should identify missing information and incomplete or inaccurate analyses.

The Augusta Unit Zeta POD is located within the 123,000-acre Fortification Creek elk range of Campbell, Johnson, and Sheridan counties, Wyo. Concurrently, the BFO is amending its resource management plan (RMP) for the northern portion of the elk range. The Augusta Unit Zeta POD is being considered for authorization as it was determined to not affect the RMP amendment.

A decision record detailing BLM’s eventual decision will be prepared and distributed following the end of a 30-day comment period.

The EA is available online at and at the Buffalo Field Office. Written comments on the project should be submitted by July 8, 2009, and addressed to: Bureau of Land Management; BLM Buffalo Field Office, 1425 Fort Street, Buffalo, WY 82834. Comments may be sent by facsimile to (307) 684-1122; or sent electronically to: For any questions related to the Augusta Unit Zeta, contact Paul Beels or Duane Spencer at (307) 684-1100.

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.

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