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Citation Label: WY040
Publication Name: Jonah Infill Drilling Project Record of Decision
Publication Type: Project NEPA Document
Section Name: Appendix B: Operator Committed Practices
Author Name: Bureau of Land Management
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Publication Year: 2006
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Local Source File: WY040-JonahRODappB.pdf
Annotation: Natural gas operators proposed to expand existing natural gas drilling and development operations in the Jonah Field in south-central Sublette County, Wyoming, referred to as the Jonah Infill Drilling Project Area (JIDPA). Appendix B includes mandatory operator committed practices designed to mitigate oil and gas impacts on air, water, soils, vegetation, geologic, cultural, wildlife and fisheries resources.
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Required: "Existing Jonah project National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) documents (Bureau of Land Management [BLM] 1998, 2000a) provide various programs and policies that would be implemented to protect the environment during the development and operation of the proposed Jonah Infill Drilling Project (JIDP). Unless otherwise noted, each of the measures identified in this appendix have been agreed to by all the Operators currently working in the Jonah Infill Drilling Project Area (JIDPA). The 15 air quality- related measures listed at the very end of this document have been committed to by EnCana Oil & Gas (USA), Inc., but not yet agreed to by any of the other Operators." Page B-1
Ownership: "Federal -- The ROD provides the plan for future management of the federal surface and mineral estate in the Jonah Infill Drilling Project Area (JIDPA). "