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05-17-13 BLM Evaluating Five Parcels in Southwest Colorado for Feb. 2014 Lease Sale…

Posted by Brian Allmer on May 18, 2013

US DOI BLM - US Dept of Interior Bureau of Land Management logoDOLORES, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management announced a two-week scoping period on a proposal to offer five parcels totaling 5,443 acres in San Miguel, Dolores and Montrose counties in its Feb. 13, 2014 lease sale. This scoping period is part of an environmental assessment that will allow the public an opportunity to provide feedback on the five parcels proposed for leasing.

These parcels are identified as available to oil and gas leasing under the current resource management plan for the Tres Rios Field Office. The RMP also identifies what restrictions or stipulations are included with the leases. These stipulations are posted online at www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Programs/oilandgas/oil_and_gas_lease/2014/february_2014_lease_sale/feb_2014_lease_sale_nominated_parcels.html and include protections for water resources, soils, steep slopes, big game, raptors, migratory birds, cultural resources and threatened and endangered species.

“The environmental review will help us determine whether the existing stipulations provide adequate environmental protections for the resources,” said Connie Clementson, BLM Tres Rios field manager.

To help determine the specific resource protections, the public may assist the BLM staff by submitting written comments prior to completing the environmental assessment.  A map of the parcels and a description of the stipulations are available at:www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Programs/oilandgas/oil_and_gas_lease/2014/february_2014_lease_sale.html.

Written comments must be received by May 31. Send comments to the Bureau of Land Management, Tres Rios Field Office, Attn. Tracy Perfors, 29211 Hwy. 184, Dolores, CO  81323, via email to blm_co_tres_rios_2014_lease_sale@blm.gov or by fax to 970-882-6841.

Additional lease sale information can be obtained online at: www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Programs/oilandgas/oil_and_gas_lease.html.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time.  While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

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