BLM completes early study of proposed gas project near Cody, Wyo.

The US Bureau of Land Management issued an environmental assessment and draft finding of no significant impact from a proposed natural gas project east of Cody, Wyo., on May 11.

The US Bureau of Land Management issued an environmental assessment and draft finding of no significant impact from a proposed natural gas project east of Cody, Wyo., on May 11.

Bill Barrett Corp., a Denver independent producer, proposed drilling seven natural gas wells and constructing access roads, pipelines and a compressor station in what it called the Rocktober Unit project in the McCullough Peaks area, BLM's Cody office said.

In his assessment and draft finding, Michael P. Stewart, the office's field manager, said that he determined that the proposed project is not a major federal action and would not significantly affect the environment in the area. "Therefore, an environmental impact statement is not needed," he said.

Comments on the finding and environmental assessment will be accepted through June 12. The documents will be available for viewing in BLM's Cody field office and are currently online at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/cyfodocs.html.

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