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Rawlins Field Office
Release Date: 01/28/11
Contacts: Serena Baker    

Comments Requested on Proposed Natural Gas Wells Within the Atlantic Rim Project Area

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office (RFO) requests public comments on a proposal by Double Eagle Petroleum Company to develop 51 coalbed natural gas wells within the boundaries of the Atlantic Rim Project Area (ARPA).

The project is being called Catalina Plans of Development (POD) G & I , and entails 48 coalbed natural gas wells, and three injection wells on 4,242 acres of federal, state, and private lands approximately ten miles southwest of Rawlins, Wyo. In addition to the development of new wells and well pads, this proposal would also include new roads, pipelines, and utilities. Portions of the project are within year-round crucial winter range for antelope and mule deer.

The Notice of Availability (NOA), which initiates the two-week comment period, was signed on Jan. 27. The NOA, Environmental Assessment (EA), and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), are available at: The EA is tiered to the Atlantic Rim Natural Gas Development Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (AREIS), and Record of Decision (ROD) which was signed in March 2007. Both documents are available at:

Any interested party is invited to submit substantive comments in writing to the EA and FONSI on or before the deadline of Feb. 11 by mail, email, fax, or hand-delivery during regular business hours (7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) to:

Catalina POD G & I
Bureau of Land Management
Rawlins Field Office
PO Box 2407
Rawlins, WY 82301
Fax: 307-328-4224
E-mail: (not case sensitive)

For more information contact Project Lead David Simons, (307) 328-4200.

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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Last updated: 01-28-2011