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2008 Oil Shale and Tar Sands Programmatic EIS Documents

The following documents are related to the 2008 Oil Shale and Tar Sands Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS). To view or download documents related to the 2012 Oil Shale and Tar Sands Programmatic EIS, see the Documents page.

Approved Resource Management Plan Amendments/Record of Decision

PDF Approved Resource Management Plan Amendments/Record of Decision for Oil Shale and Tar Sands Resources To Address Land Use Allocations in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming and Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (4.9 MB)

Final Programmatic EIS Documents

The 2008 Oil Shale and Tar Sands Final Programmatic EIS is available for online browsing/downloading. If you wish to obtain a DVD or paper version of the Draft Programmatic EIS, it is also available at selected BLM offices.

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PDF Notice of Availability of Proposed Oil Shale and Tar Sands Resource Management Plan Amendments To Address Land Use Allocations in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming and Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (56 KB)
PDF Press Release: BLM Identifies Lands for Potential Development of Significant Oil Shale Resources (15 KB)
PDF Press Release: BLM Sets Public Meetings on Draft Oil Shale and Tar Sands Planning Document (16 KB)
PDF BLM Federal Register Notice of Availability of Draft Oil Shale and Tar Sands Resource Management Plan Amendments to Address Land Use Allocations in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming and Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (72 KB)
PDF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–6694–2] Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability (64 KB)
PDF Oil Shale and Tar Sands Programmatic EIS Public Meetings Attendees - Colorado, Week of February 10, 2008 (20 KB)
PDF Oil Shale and Tar Sands Programmatic EIS Public Meetings Attendees - Week of February 25, 2008 (16 KB)

Scoping Documents

PDF Summary of Public Scoping Comments for the Oil Shale and Tar Sands Resources Leasing Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (502 KB)
PDF Public Scoping Meeting Presentation for Oil Shale and Tar Sands Programmatic EIS (presented at scoping meetings, January 2006) (3.9 MB)
PDF Oil Shale and Tar Sand Resources Slide Presentation (presented at scoping meetings, January 2006) (452 KB)
PDF Notice of Intent to Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Oil Shale and Tar Sands Resources Leasing on Lands Administered by the Bureau of Land Management in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming (51 KB)

Reference Documents

Final Environmental Statement for the Prototype Oil Shale Leasing Program
  PDF Volume 1: Regional Impacts of Oil Shale Development (U.S. Department of the Interior, 1973; best available copy) (39.2 MB)
  PDF Volume 2: Energy Alternatives (U.S. Department of the Interior, 1973; best available copy) (4.9 MB)
  PDF Volume 3: Specific Impacts of Prototype Oil Shale Development (U.S. Department of the Interior, 1973; best available copy) (62.9 MB)
  PDF Volume 4: Consultation and Coordination with Others (U.S. Department of the Interior, 1973; best available copy) (9.0 MB)
  PDF Volume 5: Letters Received During Review Process (U.S. Department of the Interior, 1973; best available copy) (27.2 MB)
  PDF Volume 6: Public Hearings Held During the Review Process (U.S. Department of the Interior, 1973; best available copy) (14.1 MB)


PDF Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement: Development Policy Options for the Naval Oil Shale Reserves in Colorado (U.S. Department of Energy, 1982; best available copy) (15.8 MB)
PDF Section 369 excerpt from H.R. 6 Energy Policy Act of 2005 (38 KB)