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Citation Label: UT34
Publication Name: Richfield Field Office: Record of Decision and Approved Resource Management Plan
Publication Type: Land Use Plan / NEPA Document
Section Name: Richfield Appendices
Author Name: Bureau of Land Management
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Publication Year: 2008
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Local Source File: UT34-RichfieldAppendices.pdf
Annotation: This document will provide guidance for the management of over 2,100,000 acres of public land and an additional 1,595,000 acres of Federal mineral estate administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Sanpete, Sevier, Piute, Wayne, and Garfield Counties in central Utah. APPENDIX 10-Raptor Best Management Practices; APPENDIX 11—Oil and Gas Leasing Stipulations and Lease Notices; APPENDIX 15—Fluid Mineral Development Best Management Typical Practices
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Appendix 10: 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 A10-2); Appendix 11: Required: Required - Industry is required to follow oil and gas stipulations attached to a particular lease. "Three surface stipulations could be applied to land use authorizations: (1) controlled surface use (CSU) (2) no surface occupancy (NSO) (3) timing limitation (TL)."; "Surface stipulations could be excepted, modified, or waived by the authorized officer." (page A11-1); Appendix 15: Recommended: "For each proposed action, a number of BMPs may be applied as necessary to mitigate expected impacts." (page A15-1)
Ownership: Federal - "This Record of Decision (ROD) approves the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) proposal to manage the public lands within the Richfield Field Office (RFO) ..." (page 1, Richfield ROD/RMP main document)