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ePlanning DOI-BLM-WY-P070-2008-0135-EA (Fortification Creek Planning Area Resource Management Plan Amendment)  
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NEPA #:  DOI-BLM-WY-P070-2008-0135-EA Status:  Completed
Project Name:  Fortification Creek Planning Area Resource Management Plan Amendment    
Start Date:  08/20/2007    
End Date:  08/05/2011    
Decision Date:  08/05/2011    
 
Project Description:
The Fortification Creek Resource Management Plan Amendment is a performance-based approach where BLM has defined elk protection and reclamation performance standards (Appendix B) for fluid mineral proponents to achieve with their development plans. Operators will supply comprehensive annual development plans detailing which areas are to be developed each year and explaining how the performance standards will be achieved. Operator performance will be closely monitored by the BLM. BLM may authorize additional drilling if BLM determines that the performance standards have been met or less drilling if performance standards are not met. The citizen proposed Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) and a Wildlife Habitat Management Area (WHMA) will not be established as the performance standards will ensure the important and relevant resource values are conserved.
Project Location:
Fortification Creek Planning Area (FCPA). The FCPA is located within the Powder River Basin (PRB) in Northeastern Wyoming. The FCPA is generally bounded on the northeast by Wild Horse Creek, on the west by the Powder River, and on the south by Fortification and Montgomery roads. Total acreage within the boundaries of the FCPA is 100,655 acres. The plan addresses 79,362 acres of Federal mineral estate. Total Federal mineral estate in the FCPA is 93,159 acres; however, because the Wilderness Study Area (WSA) will not be developed, Federal mineral estate in the WSA was not included. There are approximately 42,755 acres of BLM surface land, 52,576 acres of private surface land, and 5,324 acres of State of Wyoming surface land in the area.
 
Project Lead:  Thomas Bills    
Phone Number:  (307) 684-1133    
Email Address:  tbills@blm.gov    
 
Office(s):  Buffalo FO Lead Office:  Buffalo FO
Counties:  Campbell
Sheridan
Johnson
   
 
Program(s):  Fluid Minerals (Oil & Gas, Tar Sands, Oil Shale) Subprogram(s):  Oil & Gas

Documents: 
Annual Reports
Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Comment Period
FCPA Monitoring Report 2015-final 04/26/2017 FCPA Monitoring Report 2015-final.pdf (694 KB)     
FCPA Monitoring Report 2013 04/26/2017 FCPA Monitoring Report 2013.pdf (701 KB)     
FCPA Monitoring Report 2012 04/26/2017 FCPA Monitoring Report 2012.pdf (238 KB)     
FCPA 2014 Annual Report 04/26/2017 FCPA 2014 Annual Report.pdf (1147 KB)     

Approved Management Plan
Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Comment Period
Fort Ck Final EA 04/26/2017 Fort Ck Final EA.pdf (2371 KB)     
ProtestResolutionRpt 04/26/2017 ProtestResolutionRpt.pdf (526 KB)     
Fort Ck Amendment DR 04/26/2017 Fort Ck Amendment DR.pdf (1476 KB)     

Draft Management Plan 2008
Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Comment Period
Draft FCPA RMPA 2008 04/26/2017 FtCk Draft EA 2008.pdf (26907 KB)     

Draft Management Plan 2010
Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Comment Period
Draft RMPAEA 9-15-2010 04/26/2017 Draft RMPAEA 9-15-2010.pdf (14649 KB)     
Appendix E bmps 04/26/2017 Appendix E  bmps.pdf (198 KB)     
Appendix F R&I 04/26/2017 Appendix F R&I.pdf (13828 KB)     
Appendix C Scoping 04/26/2017 Appendix C Scoping.pdf (2319 KB)     
Appendix D Calculations 04/26/2017 Appendix D Calculations.pdf (810 KB)     
Appendix A BLM Monitoring Plan 04/26/2017 Appendix A BLM Monitoring Plan.pdf (1537 KB)     
Appendix B Performance Based Standards 04/26/2017 Appendix B Performance Based Standards.pdf (202 KB)     

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