Atlantic Rim natural gas development review team set to meet in January

(BLM press release) – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office (RFO) will host an Atlantic Rim Natural Gas Development Review Team meeting on Tuesday, January 9, at 10 a.m., in the RFO, 1300 N. Third St., Rawlins, Wyo.

The Atlantic Rim Review Team meets several times a year and is comprised of federal, state, county and private entities which are charged with monitoring Atlantic Rim Project Area (ARPA) implementation. Meeting topics will include an update on big game monitoring, sage-grouse trend modeling and a discussion of sediment and erosion best management practices. In addition, operators will be presenting their annual plans and reclamation success for the past year.

A 2007 Record of Decision authorized multiple operators to develop the 270,080 acre ARPA with approximately 2,000 gas wells south of Rawlins, Wyo. Site-specific environmental assessments are conducted for each new development. During the 30 to 50 year life of the project, the project area is expected to produce nearly 1.35 billion cubic feet of natural gas, providing enough natural gas to heat 19.3 million homes for one year.

For more information, please visit www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/field_offices/Rawlins/AtlanticRim.html or contact Jennifer Fleuret at 307-328-4314.

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