BLM requests comments on carbon dioxide well proposal

The Bureau of Land Management’s Tres Rios Field Office is considering Kinder Morgan’s proposal for the construction and production of three carbon dioxide (CO2) wells in Montezuma County. The wells and flowlines are on private surface with federal minerals, while “loop” pipelines are on private surface land and the Canyon of the Ancients National Monument.

Following the public scoping period, an Environmental Assessment will be developed to determine the possible resource impacts in accordance with National Environmental Policy Act and the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Resource Management Plan. The scoping period is intended to provide those interested or affected by this proposal an opportunity to make their concerns known prior to the development of the EA.

Written comments must be submitted by June 4, to the Bureau of Land Management, Tracy Perfors, Natural Resource Specialist, 29211 Highway 184, Dolores, CO 81323, by email to tperfors@blm.gov or by fax to 970-882-6841.

Please note comments and information submitted regarding this project, including email addresses and street addresses of respondents will be available for public review and disclosure. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name, email address, or street address from public view or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your written comment. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by the law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives of officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety.

For further information about the project, contact Perfors at tperfors@blm.gov or 882-6856.