U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Wyoming

2010-2011 Wildlife Exceptions

Exception requests that span extensive lengths of time are not fully granted because the wildlife staff cannot adequately analyze impacts over such long periods of time. Such requests are sometimes given partial grants that enable work over shorter periods of time and are then reevaluated for extensions to the original exception. This table includes the original request and each extension evaluated for each location.

COA Legend
BO = burrowing owl
FEHA = ferruginous hawk
BG CWR = big game crucial winter range
SG = sage grouse
CWR = crucial winter range
BE = bald eagle

For further information or to obtain copies of completed documents, please contact John Huston at 307-367-5385.
updated September 2, 2011
Number
COA Company Location / Wells Requested Action Action date Action Status Requested dates Dates excepted Lease/ROW Town(N) Range(W) Sec. Remarks
1
Big Game Crucial Winter Rocky Mountain Power Cimarex 230 kv Transmission line Continue work on powerline installation 11/08/10 Denied 11/15/10-12/6/10   WYW-175322/178661 29 111, 112, 113 various  
2
Big Game Crucial Winter Cimarex Cimarex pipeline finish laying fiber optic line and reclaim disturbed pipeline 11/08/10 Partially Grant 11/16/10-11/30/10 11/15/10-11/30/10 WYW-175323, 175324, 178663, 178662 29 111,112,113 various  
3
BGCW, SG Nesting Ultra Riverside 16-3 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 10/20/10 Grant 11/15/10-11/15/11 11/15/10-11/15/11 WYW06270        
4
BGCW, SG Nesting Ultra Riverside 5-1 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 10/20/10 Grant Ongoing-4/30/11 11/1/10-7/31/11 WYW06270        
5
BGCW, SG Nesting Ultra Riverside 16-4 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 10/20/10   11/15/10-11/15/11 11/15/10-11/15/11 WYW143046        
6
BGCW, SG Nesting Ultra Riverside 5-2 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 10/20/10   11/15/10-11/15/11 11/15/10-11/15/11 WYW06270        
7
BGCW, SG Nesting Ultra Riverside 9-2 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 10/20/10 Grant Ongoing-4/30/11 11/1/10-7/31/11 WYW06270        
8
BGCW, SG Nesting Ultra Riverside 4-10 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 10/20/10 Grant 11/15/10-11/15/11 11/15/10-11/15/11 WYW06270        
9
BGCW, SG Nesting Ultra Mesa 9-34 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 10/20/10 Grant 11/15/10-11/15/11 11/15/10-11/15/11 WYW06286        
10
BGCW, SG Nesting Ultra Mesa 3-27 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 10/20/10 Grant 11/15/10-11/15/11 11/15/10-11/15/11 WYW06286        
11
BGCW, SG Nesting Ultra Mesa 4-34 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 10/20/10 Grant 11/15/10-11/15/11 11/15/10-11/15/11 WYW06286        
12
BGCW, SG Nesting Ultra Mesa 10-33 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 10/20/10 Grant 11/15/10-11/15/11 11/15/10-11/15/11 WYW06286        
13
BGCW, SG Nesting Ultra Mesa 10-35 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 10/20/10 Grant 11/15/10-11/15/11 11/15/10-11/15/11 WYW06286        
14
BGCW, SG Nesting Ultra Boulder 12-33 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 10/20/10 Grant 11/15/10-11/15/11 11/15/10-11/15/11 WYW015316        
15
BGCW, SG Nesting Ultra Boulder 6-32 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 10/20/10 Grant 11/15/10-11/15/11 11/15/10-11/15/11 WYW144994        
16
BGCW, SG Nesting Ultra Warbonnet 13-3 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 10/20/10 Grant 11/15/10-11/15/11 11/15/10-11/15/11 WYW015316        
17
BGCW, SG Nesting Ultra Warbonnet 7-3 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 10/20/10   11/15/10-11/15/11 11/15/10-11/15/11 WYW016162        
18
BE Winter, Nesting, Ferr Nest Ultra Riverside 4-10 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 10/20/10 Partially Grant 11/1/10-7/31/11 11/15/10-2/28/11 WYW06270 31 109 10 Grant Bald Eagle Winter Use, Remove Bald Eagle Nesting, Deny Ferrug. Nesting
19
BGCW, SG Nesting SWEPI MESA 5-33 Competion activity and associated construction work 10/15/10 Grant 11/15/10-11/15/11 11/15/10-11/15/11 WYW015354 32 109 33  
20
BGCW, SG Nesting SWEPI Mesa 5-26 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 10/15/10 Grant 11/15/10-11/15/11 11/15/10-11/15/11 WYW116265 32 109 26  
21
Big Game Crucial Winter Rocky Mountain Power Paradise Substation Complete wiring and testing substation 10/29/10 Grant 11/15/10-12/15/11 11/15/10-12/15/11 WYW175423,176892        
19
Bald Eagle Winter use, BGCW SWEPI Riverside 11-2 Competion activity and associated construction work 10/15/10 Partially Grant 11/1/10-11/15/11 5/1/11-11/15/11 WYW06270 32 109 2  
23
BGCW, SG Nesting QEP Mesa 3-20 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 10/20/10 Grant 11/15/10-11/15/11 11/15/10-11/15/11 WYW015315 32 109 20  
24
Ferruginous Hawk Nesting QEP Mesa 3-20 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 10/20/10 Remove COA 11/15/10-11/15/11 11/15/10-11/15/11 WYW015315 32 109 20 Remove ferrugiunous hawk nesting COA nearest nest is 1.9 miles from location
25
BGCW, SG Nesting QEP Mesa 3-22 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 10/20/10 Grant 6/28/10-11/15/12 6/28/210-11/15/12 WYW015317 32 109 15  
26
BGCW, SG Nesting QEP Mesa 5-21 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 10/20/10 Grant 7/24/10-11/15/11 7/27/10-11/15/11 WYW015315 32 109 21  
27
BGCW, SG Nesting, SG Winter Concentration QEP Mesa 7-18 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 10/20/10 Grant 9/16/10-11/15/13 10/13/10-11/15/13 WYW015315 32 109 18  
28
BGCW, SG Nesting QEP Mesa 7-22 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 10/20/10 Grant 10/8/09-11/15/11 10/8/10-11/15/11 WYW015317 32 109 22  
29
BGCW, SG Nesting QEP Mesa 8-19 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 10/20/10 Grant 8/28/10-11/15/11 8/28/10-11/15/11 WYW015315 32 109 19  
30
Migratory Bird Nesting QEP Mesa 8-19 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 10/20/10 Grant 8/28/10-11/15/11 8/28/10-11/15/11 WYW015315 32 109 19  
31
BGCW, SG Nesting, SG Winter Concentration QEP Mesa 9-16 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 10/20/10 Grant 10/13/10-11/15/12 10/13/10-11/15/12 WYW015317 32 109 16  
32
BGCW, SG Nesting QEP Mesa 12-16 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 10/20/10 Grant 5/14/10-11/15/11 5/14/10-11/15/11 WYW08589 32 109 16  
33
BGCW, SG Nesting QEP Mesa 13-16 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 10/20/10 Grant 7/16/10-11/15/12 7/16/10-11/15/12 WYW08589/015315 32 109 16 & 17  
34
Migratory Bird Nesting QEP Mesa 13-16 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 10/20/10 Grant 7/16/10-11/15/12 7/16/10-11/15/12 WYW08589/015315 32 109 16 & 17  
35
BGCW, SG Nesting, SG Winter Concentration QEP Mesa 15-18 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 10/20/10 Grant 9/1/10-11/15/13 9/1/10-11/15/13 WYW015315 32 109 18  
36
BE Winter, Raptor Nesting Ultra Riverside 5-1 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 10/20/10 Grant 11/1/10-7/31/11 11/1/10-7/31/11 WYW06270 32 109 1  
37
BE Winter, Raptor Nesting Ultra Riverside 9-2 Ultra 10/20/10 Grant 11/1/10-7/31/11 11/1/10-7/31/11 WYW06270 32 109 2  
38
BGCW, SG Nesting, SG Winter Concentration SWEPI Mesa 7-29 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 11/11/10 Grant 12/15/10-1/31/13 12/15/10-1/31/13 WYW-118165 32 109 29  
39
BGCW, SG Nesting, Ferruginous Hawk Nesting SWEPI Mesa 12-28 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 11/11/10 Grant 12/1/10-5/31/12 12/1/10-5/31/12 WYW-118165 32 109 28  
40
BE Winter, Raptor Nesting Ultra Riverside 4-10 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 11/16/10 Grant 11/1/2010-2/28/2011 WYW-06270        
41
BGCW JGGC Mesa 15-35 LSC Removal and upgrade of pipeline to accommodate increased capacity 11/19/10 Grant 12/13/10-12/25/10 12/13/10-12/25/10 WYW-156424 AM1 32 109 35  
42
BGCW ROCKY Mountain Power Paradise 230 KV line Emegeny maintenance to prevent raptor electrocutons 12/06/10 Grant 12/7/10-12/23/10 12/7/10-12/23/10 WYW172153 Multiple      
43
BGCW QEP Mesa 14-16 CDP facility replacing and installation of atmospheric tanks, installation of water and condensate pumps, and pouring of additional cement foundations 12/16/10 Grant 1/3/2011-4/30/2011 1/3/2011-4/30/2011 WY SU-514 32 109 16  
44
BGCW, SG Nesting Ultra Mesa 9-21 (11 wells) Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations     11/15/11-7/15/12   WYW135124 32 109 21  
45
BGCW, SG Nesting Ultra Mesa 2-35 (14 wells) Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations     11/15/11-7/15/12   WYW06286 32 109 35  
46
SG Nesting Ultra Warbonnet 6-4 (19 wells) Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations     3/15/11-7/15/11   WYW015316 30 108 4  
47
SG Nesting & winter conc. Ultra Warbonnet 5-14 (12 wells) Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations     11/15/11-7/15/12   WYW016161 108 14  
48
SG Nesting Ultra Warbonnet 15-11 (25 wells) Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations     3/15/11-7/15/12   WYW016162 30 108 11  
49
Modify Raptor Coa Ultra Riverside 6-4 (15 wells) Modify COA dates - ferruginous hawk stips 02/23/11 Modified     WYW02670        
50
Ferruginous Hawk Nesting Ultra Warbonnet 13-3 (14 wells) Rescind COAs - ferruginous hawk stips 02/23/11 Rescinded     WYW-016162        
51
Ferruginous Hawk Nesting Ultra Mesa 9-34 (13 Wells) Modify COA dates - ferruginous hawk stips 02/23/11 Modified     WYW06270        
52
Ferruginous Hawk Nesting Ultra Warbonnet 6-4 ( 19 Wells) Rescind COAs - ferruginous hawk stips 02/23/11 Rescinded     WYW-015316        
53
Ferruginous Hawk Nesting Ultra Warbonnet 7-3 (20 Wells) Rescind COAs - ferruginous hawk stips 02/23/11 Rescinded     WYW016162        
54
Ferruginous Hawk Nesting Ultra Warbonnet 8-4 (14 Wells) Rescind COAs - ferruginous hawk stips 02/23/11 Rescinded     WYW015316        
55
Ferruginous Hawk Nesting Ultra Riversize 16-4 COA exception request 02/25/11 Grant 3/1/11-3/15/12 3/1/11-3/15/12 WYW143046        
56
Raptor Nesting (b. owl) Ultra Mesa 10-35 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 03/01/11 Grant 1/17/11-1/31/11 2/1/11-7/31/11 WYW06286 32 109 35  
57
Raptor Nesting (b. owl) Ultra Boulder 6-32 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 03/01/11 Grant 4/1/2011-8/15/2011 4/1/2011-8/15/2011 WYW144994 32 108 32  
58
Raptor Nesting (b. owl) Ultra Boulder-12-33 Drilling, completion, construction, and production operations 03/01/11 Grant 4/01/2011-8/15/2011 4/01/2011-8/15/2011 WYW015316 31 108 33  
59
SG Nesting JGGC SHB 72-9 Construct pipeline 04/12/11   4/18/11-5/10/11   WYW-179384 29 108 9 FH and burrowing owl has already been granted through block exception for 2011
60
Big Game Migration Koch Construction James Gravel Pit Crush Gravel 04/29/11 Denied 5/1/11-5/15/11   WYW-175450 34 111 21,28  
61
Sage grouse/raptor nest Geomatrix PAPA groundwater monitoring plan 05/31/11 Partially Grant 5/31/11-7/2/11 5/31/11-7/2/11 multiple       groundwater: aquifer testing, well development, land application of water
62
SG Nesting & winter conc. Ultra Warbonnet 9-14 set conductors for 14 wells, no new disturbance 06/03/11 grant 5/25/11 - 7/31/2011 6/2/2011-7/15/2011 WYW016161 14 30 108  
62
SG Nesting & winter conc. Ultra Warbonnet 5-15 set conductors for 17 wells, no new disturbance     5/25/11 - 7/31/2011   WYW015314 15 30 108  
63
SG Nesting SWEPI Mesa 1-27 Store frac tanks for completions on the Mesa 5-26 06/01/11   6/6/2011 - 7/31/11            
64
Ferruginous Hawk Nesting SWEPI Riverside 1-3 Truck water for completions on the Mesa 5-26 06/01/11   6/6/2011 - 7/15/11            
65
Raptor Nesting PacifiCorp Cimarex 230 kV Project Pulling & Tensioning, framing, compactionand reclamation 06/01/11 Denied 6/15/11- 8/1/11 N/A WYW-175322 29 113 14 & 15  
66
SG Nesting Geomatrix select study wells seasonal conditions-sg/eagle/raptor nesting 05/26/11 partially Grant   3/31/2011-7/2/2011          
67
Raptor Nesting US Air Force Boulder Seismic Station Drill and placement of research equipment in bore holes 07/07/11   7/7/11-8/1/11   WYW-148043 32 107 3  
68
Raptor Nesting QEPFS Stewart point 7-28 Construction of gas, condensate and produced water pipelines 06/22/11 grant 6/30/11 thru 7/31/11 6/30/11 thru 7/31/11 W-172212,13,14,36 33 109 28 pipelines need to installed before well in drilled since the yare being placed in the road.
69
  QEP Stewart point 7-28 Construct well pad and complete two wells 06/22/11 grant 6/24/2001 thru 7/31/2011 6/24/2011 thru 7/31/2011 WYW08592 33 109 28 Outside area of protection A-17, allow completion prior to CWR
70
Raptor Nesting Enterprise Jonah Gas Paradise-Falcon 30-inch Construct and install 30-inch natural gas pipeline 06/27/11 Grant 7/18/11 thru 8/15/11 7/16/11 thru 7/31/11 WYW-172007, 172043 30 & 31 108 &109 Various No active raptor nests in area applied for.
71
Raptor Nesting PacifiCorp Cimarex 230 kV Project Pulling & Tensioning, framing, compactionand reclamation 07/01/11 Partially Grant 7/16/11 thru 8/1/11 7/16/11 thru 7/31/11 WYW-175322 29 113 14, 15, 16, 17, &18 Two active nests, so 1/2 buffers remained in place.