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BMP ID: 4126
Title: Minimize noise and light pollution in sensitive areas.
Text: "Light and Sound: Sensitive Areas: Minimize noise and light pollution in sensitive areas e.g. special status species habitat, developed camp grounds, and river corridors using best available technology such as installation of multi-cylinder pumps, hospital sound reducing mufflers, and placement of exhaust systems to direct noise away from the protection area/resource. Additionally, there would be a requirement to reduce light pollution by using methods such as limiting height of light poles, timing of lighting operations (meaning limiting lighting to times of darkness associated with drilling and work over or maintenance operations), limiting wattage intensity, and constructing light shields."
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-4
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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: Visual Aesthetics
Location: Utah
• Sensitive Species
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Date Entered: 2009-03-13 12:09 UTC
Last Updated: 2011-02-02 18:06 UTC