Public comment sought on Draft List to Increase Planning Efficiencies in Wyoming’s Upper Green River Basin
Public comment accepted until Feb. 13, 2017
by Bureau of Land Management
January 9, 2017
The BLM Wyoming released a Draft Presumed to Conform List of actions for the Upper Green River Basin ozone nonattainment area located in western Wyoming. The BLM is seeking public input on the draft list to assist the agency in preparing a well-informed final list, which will streamline environmental review efforts and eliminate unnecessary costs associated with evaluating common, recurring actions with minimal emissions.
In 2012, Wyoming’s Upper Green River Basin (UGRB) was designated as an ozone nonattainment area with a marginal classification. The designation requires the BLM to comply with federal and state General Conformity regulations for federal actions solely within the nonattainment area. Currently, all actions requiring BLM authorization or approval within the nonattainment area go through additional evaluations to ensure emission levels are not significant or require further evaluation.
Through the development of the Presumed to Conform List, the BLM will be able to eliminate the need for further evaluation of the actions on the list and apply more resources and time analyzing proposed actions that produce significant emissions levels or may adversely impact air quality in the UGRB.
The presumed to conform list and supporting documentation are available on the BLM Wyoming website at http://bit.ly/WYPtCList.
The public comment period is open until February 13, 2017. Written comments can be submitted to BLM_WY_PTCList_comments@blm.gov. For additional information or questions, contact Charis Tuers, BLM Air Resource Specialist, at 307-775-6099.
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