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Rawlins Field Office
Release Date: 07/21/11
Contacts: Serena Baker,    

Comment Period Opens on Right-of-Way Environmental Assessment

The Bureau of Land Management Rawlins Field Office is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment (EA) analyzing whether to grant SWEPI LP (SWEPI) a right-of-way (ROW) across public land allowing access to their State of Wyoming natural gas well.  

SWEPI proposes to reconstruct and realign an existing access road, which forks off Sweetwater County Road 19 crossing through the boundaries of both the Rawlins and Rock Springs field offices, in order to reach and produce the proposed well. The ROW would stretch from CR 19 roughly 10 miles to the south-southeast through private and public land to a state-owned section where the well pad and temporary living quarters would be located. The project area encompasses approximately 65 acres. Road grading, crown and ditch construction, and drainage improvements will total approximately 1½ acres of surface disturbance. If the well produces natural gas, the ROW would be upgraded by graveling the entire length of the road, and recommending frequent watering to control dust and erosion.  

Public comments regarding the EA are most helpful if they cite specific actions or impacts, and offer supporting information. Comments are requested by Aug. 3, and can be mailed, hand-delivered during regular business hours (7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.), or emailed to the following address: 

Access Road Well 4-36 EA
Rawlins Field Office
1300 N. Third Street
Rawlins, WY 82301
(Please list “Access Road EA Comments” in the subject line.)  

Before including your address, phone number, email, or other personal identifying information in your comment, please be aware your entire comment–including your personal identifying information–may be made publicly available at any time. While you may request we withhold your personal information from public view, we cannot guarantee we will be able to do so. For more information, visit: or contact Project Manager Erica Pionke, 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.

Rawlins Field Office   1300 N. Third Street      Rawlins, WY 82301   

Last updated: 07-21-2011