Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
Notice of public meeting and cancellation.
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (1976) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (1972), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG) Water Resources Task Group (subcommittee) will meet in Pinedale, Wyoming, for a business meeting. Task Group meetings are open to the public.
The PAWG Water Resources Task Group meeting scheduled for January 13, 2005 is cancelled. The next PAWG Water Resources Task Group meeting will be January 6, 2005, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The meeting of the PAWG Water Resources Task Group will be held in the Lovatt room of the Pinedale Library at 155 S. Tyler Ave., Pinedale, WY.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Catherine Woodfield, BLM/Water Resources TG Co-Liaison, Bureau of Land Management, Pinedale Field Office, 432 E. Mills St., P.O. Box 738, Pinedale, WY, 82941; 307-367-5360 or Dennis Doncaster, BLM/Water Resources TG Co-Liaison, Bureau of Land Management, Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Hwy 191 North, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901; 307-352-0207.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG) was authorized and established with release of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Pinedale Anticline Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Project on July 27, 2000. The PAWG advises the BLM on the development and implementation of monitoring plans and adaptive management decisions as development of the Pinedale Anticline Natural Gas Field (PAPA) proceeds for the life of the field.
After the ROD was issued, Interior determined that a Federal Advisory Committees Act (FACA) charter was required for this group. The charter was signed by Secretary of the Interior, Gale Norton, on August 15, 2002, and renewed on August 13, 2004. An announcement of committee initiation and call for nominations was published in the Federal Register on February 21, 2003, (68 FR 8522). PAWG members were appointed by Secretary Norton on May 4, 2004.
At their second business meeting, the PAWG established seven resource-or activity-specific Task Groups, including one for Water Resources. Public participation on the Task Groups was solicited through the media, letters, and word-of-mouth. The agenda for this meeting will include information gathering and discussion related to developing a water resources monitoring plan to assess the impacts of development in the Pinedale Anticline gas field, and identifying who will do and who will pay for the monitoring. Task Group recommendations are due to the PAWG in February, 2005. At a minimum, public comments will be heard just prior to adjournment of the meeting.Start Signature
Dated: December 2, 2004.
Priscilla E. Mecham,
Field Office Manager.
[FR Doc. 04-27083 Filed 12-9-04; 8:45 am]
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