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BLM seeks input on proposed gas well in county

Jun 30, 2013 - From staff reports

The site is roughly 10 miles southeast of Jeffrey City.

The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office is seeking public comments on a proposed gas well on public land roughly 10 miles southeast of Jeffrey City in Fremont County.

International Petroleum Exploration Operating Company has submitted an application for permit to drill for the International Petroleum Green Mountain Federal No. 1 Gas Well. The proposed project area would be located on BLM surface in Section 35, Township 28 North, Range 92 West.

The proposed well would be located in the existing Found Soldier Unit, which has been in effect since 2004. In addition, a right-of-way would be granted to accommodate access to the well location. The anticipated life of the proposed project is about 20 years.

The Lander Field Office will prepare an environmental assessment to analyze the impacts of the proposed project. Information, including a map of the area, can be found on the website at: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/lfo/ipeoc.html.

Public input is valuable early in the process and will enable the BLM to develop a well-informed EA. Comments should be submitted by July 26, 2013, and may be e-mailed to lander_wymail@blm.gov. Please include "International Petroleum" in the subject line. Comments also may be mailed to Bureau of Land Management, Lander Field Office, Attn: Andrew Gibbs, 1335 Main St., Lander, WY 82520.

Before including an address, phone number, e-mail address or other personal identifying information know that the entire comment --including personal identifying information --may be made publicly available at any time.

For more information, contact BLM Natural Resource Specialist Andrew Gibbs at 332-8487 or agibbs@blm.gov.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska.

The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

In fiscal year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the states where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.

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