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BMP ID: 2569
Title: Address revegetation methods and soil treatments in reclamation plans
Text: Coalbed Methane: Reclamation: "Phased reclamation plans will be submitted to BLM for approval prior to individual POD facility abandonment via a Notice of Intent (NOI) Sundry Notice. Individual facilities, such as well locations, pipelines, discharge points, impoundments, etc. need to be addressed in these plans as they are no longer needed. Individual items that will need to be addressed in reclamation plans include: Revegetation methods, including specific seed mix (pounds pure live seed/acre) and soil treatments (seedbed preparation, fertilization, mulching, etc.). On private surface, the landowner should be consulted for the specific seed mix."
Source Publication Name: Record of Decision and Resource Management Plan Amendments for the Powder River Basin Oil and Gas Project
Citation Section: Appendix A, Section A.4.1: Standard Conditions of Approval for CBM Wells
Citation Page: A-22
Supplemental Documents:  
Usage Type: Required
Timing: • Planning / Environmental Review
• Reclamation
Surface Ownership: • Federal
Mineral Ownership: • Federal
Primary Contact: BLM - Buffalo Field Office
1425 Fort St.
Buffalo, Wyoming  82834  United States
Phone:(307) 684-1100     Alt. Phone:
Fax:     E-mail: 
Alternate Contact:  
Categories: Vegetation
Soils (Conservation, Pollution, Reclamation)
Location: Wyoming
Vegetation Types:
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Date Entered: 2009-02-27 13:18 UTC
Last Updated: 2011-02-06 11:36 UTC