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Programmatic EIS Public Meetings

Public Meetings on the Draft PEIS

Public open house meetings were held at four locations in March of 2012:

  • Silt, Colorado – March 12, 2012
  • Vernal, Utah – March 13, 2012
  • Salt Lake City, Utah – March 14, 2012
  • Rock Springs, Wyoming – March 15, 2012

Meetings were held at 7:00 p.m. at each location. At each meeting, the BLM presented background information about the Draft PEIS and related activities. Tables were set up with individual specialists available to answer questions about the Draft PEIS. Each meeting was a forum for the BLM to provide an overview of the document, respond to questions, and take written public comments.

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)

2008 PEIS Public Meetings

For information on the public meetings that were held for the 2008 PEIS, please see the 2008 Public Meetings page.