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Public Comment Period
The public comment period for the Moneta Divide Natural Gas and Oil Development Project (Moneta Divide Project) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is open.  Please click the "comment" button next to the appropriate document stored under the Documents Tab on the left side of this page.  The 90-day comment period is open through July 18, 2019.
 
Public Meetings
 
The BLM hosted public meetings in Riverton on June 18 and in Casper on June 19. The meetings provided the public an opportunity to learn about the project and to discuss questions or concerns with BLM staff during the 90-day public comment period.

 
 
 
 
The BLM released the Moneta Divide Project Draft EIS for a 90-day public comment period on April 19, 2019. The Draft EIS documents are available for review under the Documents tab on the left side of this page.
Comments will be accepted through July 18, 2019. Please click on “Comment on Document” under the Documents tab on the left side of this page to submit a comment on the Draft EIS.

For more information contact:
Ben Kniola, BLM Project Manager
Moneta Divide EIS
BLM Lander Field Office
1335 Main Street
Lander, WY 82520
Phone: 307-332-8400
 

Project Summary

Aethon Energy Operating, LLC and Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company, LP propose to develop new and enhance existing facilities for the exploration and production of natural gas and oil resources from federal leases. The Moneta Divide Project is located primarily in Fremont and Natrona counties, Wyoming, approximately 40 miles northeast of Riverton, and partially in Sweetwater County. The project would include the development of up to 4,250 natural gas and oil wells and construction of water treatment and disposal facilities, disposal wells, retention/evaporation ponds, processing facilities, powerlines, water pipelines, a workforce facility, a bio-composting facility, and a product pipeline.

The BLM is preparing an EIS to analyze the potential impacts of the proposed Moneta Divide Project, as well as three alternatives to the proposed project. Two alternatives include amendments to the Casper Field Office Resource Management Plan.



Please note:  the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality is currently accepting comments on the Proposed Aethon Energy (Moneta Divide Gas Field) Discharge Permit.  The WDEQ's online notice regarding this comment period is located here:  https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/WYDEQ/bulletins/2405bf0.  All comments on the permit must be filed with the WDEQ and not through this webpage.