Pinedale Anticline Project Office Proposes Snow Removal Equipment Upgrade

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Pinedale Anticline Project Office Proposes Snow Removal Equipment Upgrade

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, as part of the Pinedale Anticline Project Office Board, would like to bring to your attention the Press Release "Pinedale Anticline Project Office Proposes Snow Removal Equipment Upgrade" located below.

As indicated in the Press Release, comments on this proposal should be submitted to the Pinedale Anticline Project Office Team and will be accepted until June 1, 2017.

News Release

BLM Wyoming Pinedale Field Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2017
Contact: Tony Brown, 307-352-0215

Pinedale Anticline Project Office Proposes Snow Removal Equipment Upgrade

(Pinedale, Wyo.) –The Pinedale Anticline Project Office (PAPO) proposes to upgrade snow removal equipment in Sublette County to meet higher emission standards and is seeking public comment regarding this proposal.

The proposal would upgrade one 2001 diesel vehicle to a newer model that will reduce ozone emissions as well as other pollutants. The cost of the new equipment is estimated to be $180,000. Funding from the PAPO Mitigation Fund will represent up to $135,000 (75%) of the total project cost with Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funds providing at least $45,000 (25%).

Comments on this proposal will be accepted until June 1, 2017. Please submit comments to the PAPO team at kroadife@blm.gov or P.O. Box 768, Pinedale WY  82941. Please note PAPO Ozone Reduction Proposal in the subject line of emails.

The PAPO board consists of senior managers from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Air Quality Division, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the Wyoming Department of Agriculture and the BLM. The PAPO team is comprised of an interdisciplinary interagency group of specialists that work for those agencies.

For more information, please contact Kellie Roadifer at 307-367-5309 or kroadife@blm.gov.

Additional information on the PAPO is available at www.wy.blm.gov/jio-papo/.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield.  In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands. 

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