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BMP ID: 4125
Title: Exemptions, Modifications, and Waivers
Text: "Exemptions, Modifications, and Waivers: Surface stipulations could be excepted, modified, or waived by the authorized officer. An exception exempts the holder of the land use authorization document from the stipulation on a one-time basis. A modification changes the language or provisions of a surface stipulation, either temporarily or permanently. A waiver permanently exempts the surface stipulation. The environmental analysis document prepared for oil and gas development (i.e., APDs, sundry notices) also would need to address proposals to exempt, modify, or waive a surface stipulation. To exempt, modify, or waive a stipulation, the environmental analysis document would have to show that (1) the circumstances or relative resource values in the area had changed following issuance of the lease, (2) less restrictive requirements could be developed to protect the resource of concern, and (3) operations could be conducted without causing unacceptable impacts."
Source Publication Name: Vernal Resource Management Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Citation Section: Appendix K - Surface Stipulations Applicable to all Surface-Disturbing Activities
Citation Page: K-3
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Usage Type: Recommended
Timing: • Production / Operation / Maintenance
Oil / Gas Field: Uinta Basin (UINTA-PICEANCE)
Surface Ownership: • Federal
Mineral Ownership: • Federal
Primary Contact: BLM - Vernal Field Office
170 South 500 East
Vernal, Utah  84078  United States
Phone:(435) 781-4400     Alt. Phone:
Fax:(435) 781-4410
Alternate Contact:  
Categories: Vegetation
Land Surface Disturbance
Location: Utah
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Date Entered: 2009-03-12 15:34 UTC
Last Updated: 2009-07-22 12:40 UTC