OMAHA, Neb. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, is seeking public comments on an updated draft oil and gas management plan, and new programmatic environmental assessment, for the Lake Sakakawea/Garrison Dam Project in North Dakota. Comments will be accepted until May 22, 2020.
Due to increased oil and gas activities in the Baaken Formation nearly a decade ago, the Omaha District developed a draft oil and gas management plan in 2012 to outline the process and requirements necessary to apply for a real estate outgrant to conduct oil and gas exploration and/or extraction activities on federal lands. The plan specifically applied to lands encompassing Lake Sakakawea and the Garrison Dam Project in Riverdale, North Dakota.
To ensure the Corps’ management strategies remain current with the rapidly changing oil and gas industry, the Omaha District has updated its draft oil and gas management plan and completed a programmatic environmental assessment which is available for download at: http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Planning/Project-Reports/. Comments can be mailed to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District; CENWO-PMA-C; ATTN: Garrison OGMP (John Shelman); 1616 Capitol Avenue; Omaha, NE 68102-4901. Comments can also be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments must be postmarked or received no later than May 22, 2020.
These draft documents are consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the Council on Environmental Quality’s regulations for implementing NEPA (40 CFR 1500-1508), the Corps’ regulations for implementing NEPA (33 CFR 325 and Engineering Regulation 200-2-2) and other applicable environmental laws and regulations.
Release no. 20-043