DILLON (Oct. 30, 2015) – The Bureau of Land Management’s Dillon Field Office and the U.S. Forest Service Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest are in the process of conducting an Environmental Assessment on an Application for Permit to Drill, submitted by the Lima Operating Company, LLC.
The federal agencies will hold two public meetings as part of the scoping process for the EA. The first meeting is in Dillon on Nov. 17, 6-8 p.m., in the Lewis and Clark Room at the University of Montana-Western. The second meeting will be held in Lima on Nov. 18, 6-8 p.m., at the Lima School.
In the EA, which will conform to the National Environmental Policy Act, three alternatives are being evaluated. One well pad location is on BLM land near Shearing Pen Gulch and is accessed by Big Sheep Creek Road. Another alternative well pad location is on Forest Service land on White Pine Ridge and is accessed by Little Sheep Creek Road. A “no action” alternative is also being evaluated.
In order to more accurately evaluate potential impacts from this project, the agencies are seeking input from the public and other stakeholders on what issues are of concern. The public can participate at the scoping meetings or by sending comments to Tessa Wallace, BLM Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to: BLM Dillon Field Office, Attention: Tendoy Project Scoping, 1005 Selway Drive, Dillon, MT 59725.
To be most helpful, comments should be received by Dec. 2.
Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 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 us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
For more information call (406) 683-8023.