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1 BLM - Utah Oil & Gas Program Overview BLM - Utah Oil & Gas Program Overview Utah Petroleum Association January 2014

2 Selected Current Topics  Utah Energy Development Action Team  Field Development NEPA  Leasing and Drilling Activity  Air Quality  Sage Grouse  Hydrofracing

3 The Utah Energy Development Action Team will address: Renewable Energy Resources: Wind, Solar, Geothermal & Biomass Renewable Energy Resources: Wind, Solar, Geothermal & Biomass Conventional Energy Resources: Oil & Gas, Coal Conventional Energy Resources: Oil & Gas, Coal Unconventional Energy Resources: Oil Shale, Tar Sands Unconventional Energy Resources: Oil Shale, Tar Sands Major Energy Linear ROWs: Electrical & Pipelines Major Energy Linear ROWs: Electrical & Pipelines

4 Oil & Gas Project EISs / EAs Uinta Basin 4 Project Locator Map

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6 Oil and Gas Leasing –BLM Utah Fiscal Year

7 Utah BLM - Applications for Permit to Drill (Federal & Indian) 7 9/30/2013

8 Other Energy Activity -Pending 2,106 Acre Tar Sands Lease Application for the Asphalt Ridge Project – Sale Planned for Existing 160 Acre Oil Shale R&DD Lease for the ENEFIT Project (Expandable up to 5,120 Acres) Also processing a Utility Corridor ROW on Public Land (for Power, Gas & Water) as a Connected Action for ENEFIT’s proposed development of oil shale on Private Land Oil-shale and Tar-sand Areas

9 Air Quality  Regional Ozone & Air Quality Related Values (AQRVs)  Uinta Basin Winter Ozone  Air Resource Management Strategy  Monitoring, Modeling, Mitigation  Interagency Effort Key Issues Response to Issues

10 Leasing Reform Instruction Memorandum /17/10 Instruction Memorandum /17/10 Parcel specific NEPA analysis Parcel specific NEPA analysis Longer lead time but more “Certainty” and “Predictability ” Longer lead time but more “Certainty” and “Predictability ” Master Leasing Plans (Moab in progress) Master Leasing Plans (Moab in progress) Rotation of Lease Sales by District Office Rotation of Lease Sales by District Office Green River, Canyon Country, Color Country, West Desert Green River, Canyon Country, Color Country, West Desert

11 Sage Grouse Reclaimed Hawk Springs oil and gas well pad—Rich Co Utah  Habitat Protection & Enhancement  Land Use Plan Amendments/ EIS

12 Hydraulic Fracture Well Stimulation (“Hydro-Fracing”)  Proposed Rule Public Comment Period Just Closed  Over 1 million comments received  Requires Public Disclosure of Chemicals Used  Improves Assurance of Well Bore Integrity  Confirms Water Management Plan is in Place to Handle “Flow Back” Fluid  Recent Revisions to Draft  Public Disclosure of Chemicals After Frac Completed  Operator Certification that Frac Fluid Complies with federal, state, Tribal and Local Laws & Regulations

13 Thank You Juan Palma Utah State Director Bureau of Land Management (801)


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