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BMP ID: 5733
Title: A Class III cultural resources survey must be conducted over all proposed surface disturbance areas.
Text: CULTURAL RESOURCES: "A Class III cultural resources survey, conducted by a qualified archaeologist, would be conducted over all areas proposed for surface disturbance that have not been previously surveyed. If these surveys identify areas with a high probability of encountering potentially significant sub-surface archaeological sites, a qualified archaeologist would monitor surface disturbance during construction. Newfield and their contractors would inform their employees about relevant federal regulations intended to protect cultural resources. Equipment operators would be informed that if a site is uncovered during construction, activities in the vicinity immediately would cease, and the BLM's Authorized Officer (AO) would be notified. Historic properties considered eligible for the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) would be avoided or mitigated through an approved data recovery plan."
Source Publication Name: Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision Castle Peak and Eightmile Flat Oil and Gas Expansion Project Newfield Rocky Mountains Inc.
Citation Section: Table 1 Project Implementation and Conditions of Approval for the Castle Peak and Eightmile Flat Oil and Gas Expansion Project
Citation Page: 27
Supplemental Documents:  
Usage Type: Required
Timing: • Production / Operation / Maintenance
• Monitoring
Oil / Gas Field: Castle Peak, Eightmile Flat, Monument Butte-Myton Bench
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
Vegetation Types:
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Date Entered: 2009-06-17 14:21 UTC
Last Updated: 2010-12-03 11:38 UTC