The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Continental Divide-Creston (CD-C) Natural Gas Development Project is now available for a 30-day public availability period.
BP American Production Co. and approximately 20 other companies propose to develop up to 8,950 additional natural gas wells within a 1.1 million acre project area. Development would occur over the next 15 years with about 47,200 acres of new disturbance. An estimated 12.02 trillion cubic feet of natural gas worth $45.6 billion would be produced and 167.3 million barrels of condensate would generate revenues of $6.4 billion over the 30-40 year life of the project. More than 4,000 wells have been developed in the project area since the 1950s with approximately 49,218 acres of surface disturbance, including nearly 8,500 acres of long-term disturbance.
NEPA Status: The DEIS was released for public comment on Dec. 7, 2012, and ended on March 6, 2013. Approximately 8,700 DEIS comments were received.
The FEIS is available online at:
Copies are also available for review at the following locations:
BLM Wyoming State Office
5353 Yellowstone Rd., Cheyenne, Wyoming
BLM High Desert District Office, 280 Hwy 191 N, Rock Springs, Wyoming
BLM Rawlins Field Office, 1300 N 3rd St., Rawlins, Wyoming.
The FEIS is available for public review for 30 days after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes its Notice of Availability (NOA) in the Federal Register. The EPA will publish its NOA on Friday, April 15, 2016.
Any comments received on the FEIS will be reviewed and may be addressed in the Record of Decision. Comments can be sent to:
Bureau of Land Management
Attn: Jennifer Fleuret
Rawlins Field Office
P.O. Box 2407
1300 N Third St
Rawlins, Wyoming 82301-2407
Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask the BLM in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
Thank you for your interest in this project. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Jennifer Fleuret at (307) 775-6329.