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The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) prepared the Oil Shale and Tar Sands Programmatic EIS, with assistance from Argonne National Laboratory.

The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Minerals, Realty and Resource Protection Directorate will prepare the Oil Shale and Tar Sands Programmatic EIS, with assistance from Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne).

About the BLM

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), an agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior, administers 264 million acres of America's public lands, located primarily in 12 western states. The BLM sustains the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

About the Minerals, Realty and Resource Protection Directorate

The BLM Minerals, Realty and Resource Protection Directorate is responsible for establishing and coordinating policies and guidance for the BLM's mineral, realty, and resource protection programs. The Directorate develops policies and guidance for the fluid minerals programs, including oil and gas, geothermal, and helium; solid minerals programs, including mining and salable minerals; the lands and realty programs, the Public Land Survey System, and resource protection programs, including hazardous materials management, pollution prevention, and site remediation, mitigation, and restoration approaches.

About Argonne

Argonne National Laboratory is one of the U.S. Department of Energy's largest research centers. It is also the nation's first national laboratory, chartered in 1946. The Environmental Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory conducts applied research, assessment, and technology development in such areas as risk and waste management, natural resources, integrated assessments, restoration, pollution prevention environmental policy analysis and planning, and environmental management.

For More Information

For general questions about the Oil Shale and Tar Sands Programmatic EIS Web site or the Oil Shale and Tar Sands Programmatic EIS, contact us at: ostseiswebmaster@anl.gov

For further information on the Oil Shale and Tar Sands Programmatic EIS, you may also contact:

Sherri Thompson
Bureau of Land Management
Colorado State Office
2850 Youngfield Street
Lakewood, CO 80215
Phone: (303) 239-3758