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Oil Shale and Tar Sands Programmatic EIS Documents

Documents related to the Oil Shale and Tar Sands Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for downloading or online browsing.


Final Programmatic EIS Documents

The Final 2012 Oil Shale and Tar Sands Programmatic EIS is available for online browsing/downloading. If you wish to obtain a DVD version of the Final PEIS, use the Final OSTS PEIS Order Form.


Protest Resolution Report

PDF Director's Protest Resolution Report: Amendments for Allocation of Oil Shale & Tar Sands Resources (1.0 MB)

Governors Consistency Review: 43 CFR 1610.3-2 (e)

Wyoming

PDF Wyoming Governor's Consistency Letter (594 KB)

PDF BLM Response to Wyoming Governor's Consistency Letter (863 KB)

PDF Wyoming Governor's Appeal Letter (48 KB)

PDF BLM Response to Wyoming Governor's Appeal Letter (162 KB)

Utah

PDF Utah Governor's Consistency Letter (429 KB)

PDF BLM Response to Utah Governor's Consistency Letter (638 KB)

PDF Utah Governor's Appeal Letter (1.3 MB)

PDF BLM Response to Utah Governor's Appeal Letter (85 KB)

Federal Register Notices

PDF BLM Director's Response to the Appeal by the Governors of Utah and Wyoming of the BLM Assistant Director's Governor's Consistency Review Determination (178 KB) published in Federal Register on May 20, 2013.

PDF Notice of Availability of Approved Land Use Plan Amendments/Record of Decision for Allocation of Oil Shale and Tar Sands Resources on Lands Administered by the Bureau of Land Management in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming and Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (179 KB) published in Federal Register on April 1, 2013.

PDF Notice of Availability of the Proposed 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 and Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (196 KB) published in Federal Register on November 13, 2012.

PDF U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Notice of Availability (NOA) for the Final OSTS PEIS (192 KB) published in Federal Register on November 9, 2012.

PDF Notice of Availability of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Allocation of Oil Shale and Tar Sands Resources on Lands Administered by the Bureau of Land Management in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming (160 KB) published in Federal Register on February 6, 2012.

PDF U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Notice of Availability (NOA) for the Draft OSTS PEIS (149 KB) published in Federal Register on February 3, 2012.

PDF Notice of Intent To Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) 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 (56 KB) published in Federal Register on April 14, 2011.

Draft OSTS PEIS Documents

The Draft 2012 Oil Shale and Tar Sands Programmatic EIS is available for online browsing/downloading.

Draft PEIS Public Meeting Materials

Public Meeting Presentation

PDF Oil Shale and Tar Sands Resources: Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) March, 2012 (4.7 MB)

Public Meeting Posters

PDF Welcome (2.5 MB)
PDF Purpose and Need for Agency Action (3.0 MB)
PDF Alternatives (2.9 MB)
PDF NEPA Process for the OSTS PEIS (2.5 MB)
PDF Comparison of Alternatives (Acres) (2.0 MB)
PDF Analysis Area Formerly Designated as the Adobe Town Very Rare or Uncommon Area (2.3 MB)
PDF Oil Shale – Alternative 1: No Action (2.4 MB)
PDF Oil Shale – Alternative 2: Conservation Focus (2.4 MB)
PDF Oil Shale – Alternative 3: Research Lands Focus (2.5 MB)
PDF Oil Shale – Alternative 4: Moderate Development (2.5 MB)
PDF Tar Sands – Alternatives: Utah (2.7 MB)

Press Releases

PDF BLM Plan Emphasizes Continued Oil Shale and Tar Sands Research, Demonstration and Development: Two RD&D leases issued for oil shale resources in Colorado (89 KB) released on November 9, 2012.

PDF BLM Announces Public Meetings on Potential Environmental Impacts of Oil Shale and Tar Sands Development (111 KB) released on February 23, 2012.

PDF BLM Issues Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Oil Shale and Tar Sands; Preferred Alternative Identifies Research and Development as Appropriate First Step on Public Lands (64 KB) released on February 3, 2012.

Scoping Documents

PDF 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 (1.2 MB)

PDF Public Scoping Meeting Presentation for Oil Shale and Tar Sands Programmatic EIS (presented at scoping meetings, April and May 2011) (2.2 MB)


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