The Bureau of Land Management Uncompahgre Field Office, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, has extended the deadline for the public to submit comments on the 5 Pad/25 Well preliminary Environmental Assessment until Tuesday, Aug. 4.
Gunnison Energy LLC and SG Interests I, Ltd, submitted proposals to develop up to 25 federal natural gas wells on five well pads. The proposal also includes up to 32 acres needed for associated access roads and pipelines north of Somerset on a mix of federal and private surface land. The preliminary EA provides an environmental analysis including direct, indirect and cumulative impacts in compliance with both agencies' National Environmental Policy Act requirements.
To review the preliminary EA and the associated documents go to www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Information/nepa/ufo.html.
Send written comments to the Bureau of Land Management, Uncompahgre Field Office, Attn: Thane Stranathan, 2465 South Townsend Ave., Montrose, CO 81401, email to BLM_UFO_3160@blm.gov or fax to 240-5368.
Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment -- including your personal identifying information -- may be made publicly available at any time.
In Fiscal Year 2014, Colorado received more than $169 million from royalties, rentals and bonus bid payments for all federal minerals, including oil and gas. Statewide, more than 22,900 jobs are tied to mineral and energy development on public lands.
For information, contact Thane Stranathan, BLM project coordinator, at 240-5300.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.