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2012 Oil Shale and Tar Sands Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

The 2012 Oil Shale and Tar Sands Draft Programmatic EIS is available for downloading or online browsing in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

PLEASE NOTE: The Final OSTS PEIS is available and presents the final proposed land use plan amendments.

For your convenience, the 2012 Draft OSTS PEIS is available for download by volume (4 larger files), or by chapter (24 smaller files).

Errata Sheets

PDF Errata Sheets for Cultural Resource Sections in Chapters 3 and 6 (420 KB)
PDF Errata Sheet for Wyoming Species of Concern (95 KB)
PDF Errata Sheet for Chapter 7 – Consultation and Coordination (77 KB)

Download by Volume

PDF Volume 1: Chapters 1-3 (14.5 MB, 532 pages)
PDF Volume 2: Chapters 4-5 (4.1 MB, 416 pages)
PDF Volume 3: Chapter 6 (22.2 MB, 586 pages)
PDF Volume 4: Chapters 7-9, Appendices A-J (6.3 MB, 450 pages)

Download by Chapter

 
Volume 1 Front Matter: "Dear Reader" Letter, Contents, Notation, English/Metric Equivalents
PDF Volume 1 Front Matter (355 KB, 36 pages)

 
Executive Summary
PDF Executive Summary (41 KB, 10 pages)

 
Chapter 1: Introduction
PDF Introduction (843 KB, 26 pages)

 
Chapter 2: Descriptions of Alternatives
PDF Descriptions of Alternatives (5.5 MB, 136 pages)

 
Chapter 3: Affected Environment
PDF Affected Environment (7.5 MB, 332 pages)


 
Volume 2 Front Matter: Contents, Notation, English/Metric Equivalents
PDF Volume 2 Front Matter (125 KB, 24 pages)

 
Chapter 4: Effects of Oil Shale Technologies
PDF Effects of Oil Shale Technologies (2.2 MB, 228 pages)

 
Chapter 5: Effects of Tar Sands Technologies
PDF Effects of Tar Sands Technologies (1.6 MB, 162 pages)


 
Volume 3 Front Matter: Contents, Notation, English/Metric Equivalents
PDF Volume 3 Front Matter (141 KB, 32 pages)

 
Chapter 6: Impact Assessment for Oil Shale and Tar Sands Alternatives
PDF Impact Assessment for Oil Shale and Tar Sands Alternatives (21.4 MB, 552 pages)


 
Volume 4 Front Matter: Contents, Notation, English/Metric Equivalents
PDF Volume 4 Front Matter (102 KB, 20 pages)

 
Chapter 7: Consultation and Coordination
PDF Consultation and Coordination (142 KB, 10 pages)

 
Chapter 8: List of Preparers
PDF List of Preparers (74 KB, 4 pages)

 
Chapter 9: Glossary
PDF Glossary (280 KB, 32 pages)

 
Appendices
PDF Appendix A: Oil Shale Development Background and Technology Overview (2.7 MB, 124 pages)
PDF Appendix B: Tar Sands Development Background and Technology Overview (1.0 MB, 60 pages)
PDF Appendix C: Proposed Land Use Plan Amendments Associated with Alternatives 2, 3, and 4 for Oil Shale and Tar Sands (164 KB, 20 pages)
PDF Appendix D: Federal, State, and County Regulatory Requirements Potentially Applicable to Oil Shale and Tar Sands Development Projects (210 KB, 30 pages)
PDF Appendix E: Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Species within the Oil Shale and Tar Sands Study Area (632 KB, 54 pages)
PDF Appendix F: Proposed Conservation Measures for Oil Shale and Tar Sands Leasing and Development (182 KB, 22 pages)
PDF Appendix G: Socioeconomic and Environmental Justice Analysis Methodologies (179 KB, 12 pages)
PDF Appendix H: Approach Used for Interviews of Selected Residents in the Oil Shale and Tar Sands Study Area Considered in the 2008 Oil Shale and Tar Sands Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (56 KB, 4 pages)
PDF Appendix I: Instream Flow Water Rights in the Piceance Basin, Colorado (222 KB, 8 pages)
PDF Appendix J: Summary of Public Scoping Comments for the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement and Possible Land Use Plan Amendments for Allocation of Oil Shale and Tar Sands Resources on Lands Administered by the Bureau of Land Management in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming (828 KB, 48 pages)