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Pinedale Field Office
Release Date: 07/10/14
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    

BLM Sets PAPA Annual Planning Meeting for Air, Water and Socioeconomics

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office will host the annual planning meeting (APM) for air, water and socioeconomic topics at 8 a.m. on Aug. 5 at 1625 W. Pine St. in Pinedale, Wyo.

Air topics will include a U.S. Forest Service discussion on the IMPROVE air monitoring station, the National Atmospheric Deposition Program, lake chemistry and tri-state air quality; a BLM update on general conformity, the Ozone Compliance Plan and other air quality issues; a Department of Environmental Quality presentation on air quality rule making and proposed changes to nonattainment rules; and an operator report on air quality in the Anticline.

Water topics will include a Sublette County Conservation District presentation on 2012 surface and groundwater sampling; an operator report on water use; and a BLM update on the Final Groundwater Monitoring Plan.

Socioeconomic topics will include operator development forecasts and planned operations based on current commodities.

The meeting is open to the public who will have opportunities to comment. An agenda is available at
Agenda items and times are subject to change.

An APM is required by the 2008 Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision for the Pinedale Anticline Project Area (PAPA). To more fully address topics of community interest, the PFO has subdivided the original APM into three annual meetings focused on development, wildlife, and air, water and socioeconomics. This is the fourth APM for air, water and socioeconomics.

For more information, please contact Janet Bellis at 307-367-5316.

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.

Pinedale Field Office   1625 West Pine Street      Pinedale, WY 82941  

Last updated: 07-14-2014