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Citation Label: UT29
Publication Name: Monticello Field Office: Record of Decision and Approved Resource Management Plan
Publication Type: Land Use Plan / NEPA Document
Section Name: Monticello Appendices
Author Name: Bureau of Land Management
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Publication Year: 2008
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Local Source File: UT29-MonticelloAppendices.pdf
Annotation: This document will provide guidance for the management of about 1,800,000 acres of federal surface estate and 2,500,000 acres of federal mineral estate administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in San Juan County and a small portion of Grand County in south-east Utah. Appendix B. Stipulations Applicable to Oil and Gas Leasing and Other Surface Disturbing Activities; Appendix G. Best Management Practices and Standard Operating Procedures Applicable to Oil and Gas Operations and Other Public Land-Use Authorizations; Appendix N. Best Management Practices for Raptors and Their Associated Habitats, August 2006
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Both. Appendix B: Required: Industry is required to follow stipulations attached to a particular lease. "Three types of stipulations could be applied to land use authorizations: 1) no surface occupancy (NSO), 2) timing limitations (TL), and 3) controlled surface use (CSU)."(page B-1); Appendix G: Recommended: "The following BMPs will be considered ..." (page G-1); Appendix N: Recommended: "...spatial and seasonal buffers should be considered as the best available recommendations for protecting nesting raptors under a wide range of activities statewide." (page N-3)
Ownership: Federal - "This Record of Decision (ROD) approves the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) proposal to manage the public lands within the Monticello Field Office (FO) ..." (page 1, Monticello ROD/RMP main document)