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BMP ID: 4128
Title: Minimize noise and light pollution adjacent to Dinosaur National Monument.
Text: "Light and Sound: Areas Adjacent to Dinosaur National Museum: Minimize noise and light pollution adjacent to Dinosaur National Monument 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 monument. 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. Movement of operations to mitigate sound and light impacts would be required to be at least 200m from the Monument boundary for VRM Classes II, III and IV."
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-5
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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: Noise
Visual Aesthetics
Location: Utah
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Date Entered: 2009-03-13 12:20 UTC
Last Updated: 2011-02-02 18:04 UTC