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Unified Agenda 1018-AX36

National Wildlife Refuge System; Oil and Gas Regulations

Summary

We propose regulations that ensure that all operators conducting oil or gas operations within a National Wildlife Refuge System unit do so in a manner as to prevent or minimize damage to National Wildlife Refuge System resources, visitor values, and management objectives. FWS does not intend these regulations to result in a taking of a property interest, but rather to impose reasonable controls on operations that affect Federally-owned or controlled lands, and/or waters.

Timeline

5 actions from February 24th, 2014 to May 2015

  • February 24th, 2014
  • April 25th, 2014
    • ANPRM Comment Period End
  • June 9th, 2014
  • July 9th, 2014
    • ANPRM Comment Period Reopening End
  • May 2015
    • NPRM

Contacts

  • Brian Salem
    Conservation Policy Analyst
    Phone 703 358-2397
    5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: NWRS,
    Falls Church VA 22041-3808
  • Scott Covington
    Refuge Energy Program Coordinator
    Phone 703 358-2427
    National Wildlife Refuge System, 5275 Leesburg Pike., MS:NWRS,
    Falls Church VA 22041-3808

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