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Citation Label: WY045
Publication Name: Atlantic Rim Natural Gas Field Final Environmental Impact Statement
Publication Type: Project NEPA Document
Section Name: Appendix J: Best Management Practices for Reducing Non-Point Source Pollution
Author Name: Bureau of Land Management
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Publication Year: 2006
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Local Source File: WY045-AtlanticRimFEISappJ.pdf
Annotation: This environmental impact statement (EIS) was developed to evaluate the impacts from the Atlantic Rim Natural Gas Project, which is located in Carbon County, Wyoming. Appendix J includes BMPs to reduce non-point pollution for watersheds, air quality, soils, roads, and reclamation.
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Recommended -- "BMPs have been developed through experience working with disturbances in the Rawlins Field Office (RFO) from BLM approved actions and should be used in most cases along with the guidelines and best management practices presented in appendix B and appendix H of this Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). These practices are not stipulations but represent practices that in most cases will serve to improve the design andreduce the environmental impact of proposed BLM management actions in the Resource Management Plan Planning Area (RMPPA). Operators are encouraged to review these practices, incorporate them where appropriate, and where possible develop better methods for achieving the same goals." Pg J-1
Ownership: Federal -- "The BLM does not control or authorize mineral development on private or state lands except for areas where BLM controls the mineral rights. Approximately 2 percent of the ARPA is a combination of private land surface with underlying federal mineral estate. In addition to administering the federal lands with underlying federal minerals the BLM has the authority to manage the federal mineral estate when the surface may be held in private ownership. Because proposals to remove federal minerals are considered actions subject to federal approval, the BLM must comply with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) before authorizing such actions. In cases where development is proposed on private or state lands, but access through BLM-managed lands is necessary, BLM will conduct the appropriate level of NEPA analysis, including cumulative impacts resulting from the private actions, prior to authorizing the right-of-way." Pg. 1-7