BLM seeks input on 3D geophysical survey

BLM seeks input on 3D geophysical survey

RAWLINS — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office is seeking public input on a proposed 3D geophysical exploration project in Sweetwater County, Wyoming.

The project proponent will use vibroseis and dynamite shot hole methods in a grid pattern within 154.46 square-miles of mixed BLM, state and private land 50 miles southeast of Rock Springs, Wyoming, and 35 miles west of Baggs, Wyoming. Helicopter, utility terrain vehicle and pick-up truck use will be dictated by topography and BLM-designated avoidance areas. If approved, operations would begin in late winter 2015 and would be completed by fall 2015.

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An environmental assessment will be prepared by the BLM to analyze the effects of this proposed project and public comments will help identify potential issues, concerns, ideas and alternatives. Written comments will be accepted until Oct. 17 and may be submitted by mail or delivery to the BLM Rawlins Field Office, 1300 N. Third St., P.O. Box 2407, Rawlins WY 82301; email to BLM_WY_Rawlins_Washakie_3D@blm.gov; or fax to 307-328-4224.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 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. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

For more information, please visit www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/rfo/washakie3d.html or contact David Hilliard at 307-328-4254.

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