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2012 Oil Shale and Tar Sands Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

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

For your convenience, the 2012 Final OSTS PEIS is available for download by volume (5 larger files), or by chapter (29 smaller files).

If you wish to obtain a DVD version of the 2012 Final OSTS PEIS, use the Final OSTS PEIS Order Form.

Errata Sheet

Figure 2.3.3-1 on page 2-39 of the 2012 OSTS Final PEIS inadvertently omitted the land category Lands with Wilderness Characteristics. However, the geospatial data for this category of land was applied in the preparation of Figure 2.3.3-4 on page 2-44 and to the computation of the acreage open for leasing in Colorado under Alternative 2. Therefore there was no effect from this omission on the analyses in the Final PEIS. The corrected Figure 2.3.3-1 is provided here.

PDF Errata Sheet for Figure 2.3.3-1 (1.4 MB)

Download by Volume

PDF Volume 1: Chapters 1-3 (45.4 MB, 550 pages)
PDF Volume 2: Chapters 4-5 (7.0 MB, 422 pages)
PDF Volume 3: Chapter 6 (63.7 MB, 588 pages)
PDF Volume 4: Chapters 7-9, Appendices A-J (9.2 MB, 456 pages)
PDF Volume 5: Appendices K-M and Comment Response Document (45.6 MB, 1,922 pages)

Download by Chapter

 
Volume 1 Front Matter: "Dear Reader" Letter, Contents, Notation, English/Metric Equivalents
PDF Volume 1 Front Matter (2.2 MB, 34 pages)

 
Executive Summary
PDF Executive Summary (118 KB, 12 pages)

 
Chapter 1: Introduction
PDF Introduction (1.9 MB, 28 pages)

 
Chapter 2: Descriptions of Alternatives
PDF Descriptions of Alternatives (21.7 MB, 142 pages)

 
Chapter 3: Affected Environment
PDF Affected Environment (20.1 MB, 334 pages)


 
Volume 2 Front Matter: Contents, Notation, English/Metric Equivalents
PDF Volume 2 Front Matter (390 KB, 22 pages)

 
Chapter 4: Effects of Oil Shale Technologies
PDF Effects of Oil Shale Technologies (4.4 MB, 234 pages)

 
Chapter 5: Effects of Tar Sands Technologies
PDF Effects of Tar Sands Technologies (2.4 MB, 166 pages)


 
Volume 3 Front Matter: Contents, Notation, English/Metric Equivalents
PDF Volume 3 Front Matter (401 KB, 30 pages)

 
Chapter 6: Impact Assessment for Oil Shale and Tar Sands Alternatives
PDF Impact Assessment for Oil Shale and Tar Sands Alternatives (20.6 MB, 558 pages)


 
Volume 4 Front Matter: Contents, Notation, English/Metric Equivalents
PDF Volume 4 Front Matter (387 KB, 18 pages)

 
Chapter 7: Consultation and Coordination
PDF Consultation and Coordination (58 KB, 14 pages)

 
Chapter 8: List of Preparers
PDF List of Preparers (102 KB, 6 pages)

 
Chapter 9: Glossary
PDF Glossary (211 KB, 32 pages)

 
Appendices A-J
PDF Appendix A: Oil Shale Development Background and Technology Overview (4.3 MB, 128 pages)
PDF Appendix B: Tar Sands Development Background and Technology Overview (2.3 MB, 60 pages)
PDF Appendix C: Proposed Land Use Plan Amendments Associated with Alternatives 2, 3, and 4 for Oil Shale and Tar Sands (69 KB, 22 pages)
PDF Appendix D: Federal, State, and County Regulatory Requirements Potentially Applicable to Oil Shale and Tar Sands Development Projects (194 KB, 30 pages)
PDF Appendix E: Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Species within the Oil Shale and Tar Sands Study Area (284 KB, 56 pages)
PDF Appendix F: Proposed Conservation Measures for Oil Shale and Tar Sands Leasing and Development (153 KB, 22 pages)
PDF Appendix G: Socioeconomic and Environmental Justice Analysis Methodologies (188 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 (67 KB, 4 pages)
PDF Appendix I: Instream Flow Water Rights in the Piceance Basin, Colorado (103 KB, 4 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 (1.8 MB, 48 pages)


 
Volume 5 Front Matter: Contents, Notation, English/Metric Equivalents
PDF Volume 5 Front Matter (372 KB, 13 pages)

 
Appendices K-M
PDF Appendix K: Greater Sage-Grouse Instructional Memoranda, Conservation Measures, and Core Area Protection Strategies (12.1 MB, 196 pages)
PDF Appendix L: Government-to-Government and National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 Consultations (25.1 MB, 120 pages)
PDF Appendix M: Cooperating Agency and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Letters (20.0 MB, 296 pages)

 
Comment Response Document
PDF Comment Response Document (4.0 MB, 1,296 pages)


 
Comments
Zipped folder Comment Campaigns (134 MB)
Zipped folder Cooperating Agency Comment Letters (62.7 MB)
Zipped folder Comments Not Submitted through Web Comment Form (63.9 MB)
Zipped folder Comments Submitted through Web Comment Form (294 MB)