Describes the oil shale resources in the study area; past development efforts; current research, development, and demonstration projects; and current technologies likely to be used for development. What are the impacts of the no action and action alternatives? Effects of Tar Sands Technologies Summary: Executive Summary 47 KB, 10 pages Chapter 1: Description of the types of impacts that could occur with construction, operation, and reclamation activities for a single hypothetical future tar sands facility, using either surface mining or in situ development techniques.
What is the current environment in the area where future leasing of public lands for oil shale and tar sands development may occur?
Descriptions of Alternatives Summary: Description of the types of impacts that could occur with construction, operation, and reclamation activities for a single hypothetical future oil shale facility, using either surface mining, underground mining, or in situ development techniques.
A description of actions taken for consultation and coordination, including public scoping, public comment on the Draft PEIS, government-to-government consultation, coordination of BLM state and field offices, and interagency consultation and coordination. Attachment A1 describes the anticipated refinery market response to future oil shale production.
The ROD is a document that states the final decision; identifies the alternatives considered, including the environmentally preferable alternative; and commits to mitigation strategies. Effects of Oil Shale Technologies Summary: Glossary that defines oil shale and tar sands-related terminology, as well as other technical terms used in the PEIS.
Chapter 8 16 KB, 4 pages Chapter 9: What agencies and groups were consulted with or coordinated with in the preparation of the PEIS? It also presents information about mitigation measures that can be applied to mitigate these impacts.
This chapter describes the potential positive and negative environmental, social, and economic impacts that could occur as a result of wind energy development on BLM-administered lands under the the Maximum Potential Development Scenario described in Chapter 2.
Finally, the unavoidable adverse impacts, tradeoffs between short-term use of the environment and long-term productivity, and irreversible and irretrievable commitment of resources under the action alternatives are discussed.
Analytical methods for socioeconomic and environmental justice impacts, including social disruption impacts. Description of wind energy projects. Overview of Wind Energy Projects Summary: List of Preparers 18 KB, 4 pages Chapter A brief overview of the Final PEIS, including a description of the planning area and the scoping process, and summaries of the alternatives.
In this programmatic process, referred to as the Tier 1 process, we have identified a program of transportation improvements.
The cumulative impacts of the action alternatives in the context of other actions taking place within the study area in the foreseeable future are presented. Proposed Action and Alternatives Summary: Includes information on regulatory requirements for wind energy projects, as well as and health and safety considerations.
Alternatives discussed in detail include: A summary comparison of the environmental and socioeconomic consequences of the analyzed alternatives is presented. Includes discussion of the purpose and need of the PEIS, scope of the analysis, list of cooperating agencies, and a discussion of the relationship of the proposed action to other BLM and cooperating agency programs, policies, and plans.
Chapter 3 20 MB, pages Chapter 4: Why is the BLM Proposing to Amend Land Use Plans to decide which areas will be open to application for oil shale and tar sands leasing and future commercial development?
Chapter 9 KB, 32 pages Appendix A: Consultation and Coordination 49 KB, 12 pages Chapter 8: Overview of the nature and condition of resources in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming that might be affected by construction, operation, and reclamation activities occurring with future oil shale and tar sands development.
Most comments required an explanation, clarification, or factual corrections, and some resulted in changes to the PEIS. Also addresses transportation considerations and existing mitigation guidance.
Many comments sought more detailed information than what is addressed at the Tier 1 level; these details will be addressed in Tier 2 processes. To carry out the program of improvements, subsequent NEPA processes, referred to as Tier 2 processes, will be initiated to develop and evaluate specific projects consistent with the Tier 1 decision.
List of individuals who participated in the preparation of the draft PEIS, including a summary of their expertise, experience, professional discipline, and contribution to the draft PEIS.Plan and Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Final PDARP/PEIS) in accordance with the Oil Pollution Act (OPA) and the National Environmental Policy Act of (NEPA).
The Trustees solicited public. Final programmatic environmental impact statement vegetation treatments using aminopyralid, fluroxypyr, and rimsulfuron on Bureau of Land Management lands in 17 western states. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is announcing the availability of a Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for evaluating potential environmental effects of geological and geophysical (G&G) activities in OCS waters of the GOM.
The Final Programmatic EIS. final programmatic environmental impact statement/ overseas environmental impact statement for marine seismic research funded by the national science foundation. Carcass Management During a Mass Animal Health Emergency.
Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement—December United States Department of.
Final Solar Energy Development Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Solar PEIS) The full text of the Final Solar PEIS is available for downloading or online browsing in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.Download