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Citation Label: CO025
Publication Name: Record of Decision for the Approval of Portions of the Roan Plateau Resource Management Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement
Publication Type: Land Use Plan / NEPA Document
Section Name: Appendix F: Resource Management Decision Stipulations for New Oil and Gas Leases and Other Land Uses and Management Actions for the Roan Plateau Resource Management Plan Amendment
Author Name: Bureau of Land Management
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Publication Year: 2007
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Local Source File: CO25-RoanRODappf.pdf
Annotation: The Roan Plateau Record of Decision documents the BLM's decisions for management of the Roan Plateau Planning Area in western Colorado. Appendix F of the ROD lists stipulations and standards for implementation of the stipulations for Colorado’s Roan Plateau region in order to minimize adverse environmental impacts.
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Required -- "Section 6 of the lease document terms (used in the Roan Plateau area] restricts the lease rights granted by requiring that the lessee conduct operations in a manner that minimizes adverse environmental impacts and takes reasonable measures deemed necessary by the lessor (BLM) to accomplish this intent. These prudent measures are applied through a Condition of Approval (COA) during the permit process for oil and gas development. The BLM applies stipulations to an oil and gas lease if additional restrictions on the rights of lessees are required to protect environmental resources. Stipulations that would be applied to new oil and gas leases under the RMPA are listed and described in Section 6.2.6 of this Record of Decision (ROD) and described in Table F-1. Areas included within the various stipulations under this RMPA are shown on Figures F-1 through F-30. The BLM policies allow for the granting of exceptions, modifications, and waivers to stipulations on oil and gas leases. . . "
Ownership: Federal -- Ownership from the beginning of the ROD: “The Planning Area shown on Map 1 includes 73,602 acres of Federal lands of which all but 6,668 acres are also Federal surface.”… “Decisions made in this ROD apply only to the BLM-administered lands, which include Federal surface estate, subsurface mineral estate, or both. They do not apply to surface or subsurface mineral estate over which the BLM has no jurisdiction.” ROD-1