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Citation Label: WY038
Publication Name: Atlantic Rim Natural Gas Field Record of Decision
Publication Type: Project NEPA Document
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Author Name: Bureau of Land Management
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Publication Year: 2007
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Local Source File: WY038-AtlanticRimROD.pdf
Annotation: This Record of Decision (ROD) documents the Wyoming State Director’s decision to approve the preferred alternative as described in the Atlantic Rim Natural Gas Field Development Project (ARNG) Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). The ARNG FEIS analyzes various options for oil and gas recovery and resource mitigation. The decision emphasizes limiting surface disturbance and performing interim reclamation, cooperative air quality monitoring with the state of Wyoming, and continued resource monitoring and consultation with federal and state agencies. The ROD provides the plan for future management of the federal surface and mineral estate in the Atlantic Rim Project Area (ARPA).
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Required -- [Appendix B] "... to the Atlantic Rim Record of Decision (ROD) lists the requirements that will be imposed, as appropriate, by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Rawlins Field Office (RFO) on all oil and gas development actions approved on federal lands and minerals within the Atlantic Rim Project Area (ARPA). These requirements include mitigation identified in specific resource mitigation subsections of chapter 4 of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the ARPA." Pg. B-1 Required -- Appendix C: "Many of these environmental protection measures [BMPs] would be included as Conditions of Approval (COAs) in this ROD. However, by additionally including them as Operator-committed practices, the various Operators have made a commitment to implement them throughout the life-of-project (LOP), and the impact analyses provided in the Final EIS take into consideration the implementation of these measures based on this commitment." Pg. C-1
Ownership: Federal -- "The ROD provides the plan for future management of the federal surface and mineral estate in the Atlantic Rim Project Area (ARPA)." Pg. 1 "The BLM has approval authority over actions on federal minerals and lands. When evaluating development applications for affected federal minerals and lands, the BLM will consider impacts and surfae disturbance thatt occur on private and/or state lands relative to an Operator's disturbance cap allocation." Pg. 5-6