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

2012-2013 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 the Pinedale Field Office at 307-367-5300.

updated October 29, 2013
Number
COA Company Location / Wells Requested Action Action Date Action Status Requested Dates Dates Excepted Lease/ROW Town(N) Range(W) Sec. Remarks
1
  QEP Mesa 12-8                    
2
  QEP Mesa 11-9                    
3
  Enterprise Boulder 5-19 Pipeline                    
4
Antelope Crucial Winter Range PacifiCorp Anticline Electrification Setting structures & anchors, pulling a& tensioning, reclamation 11/01/12 Granted 11/15/12 thru 12/31/12 11/15/12 thru 12/31/12 W-179388 30, 31 108, 109 Var. Helicopter time to be keep to a minimum and before 11/20.
5
  SWEPI LP Riverside 2-24                    
6
Antelope Crucial Winter Range SWEPI LP Mesa 12-14 -WB Gathering Facility Reroute approximatley 390' of 12 inch produced water line. 11/27/12 Granted 12/10/12 thru 1/10/12 12/17/12 thru 01/17/13 WYW-172126 30 N., 109 W., 14 Corrosion could cause current carbon steel pipeline to fail.
7
Big Game Crucial Winter Range Ultra Boulder 5-30 Pipeline Amendment Installation of pipeline from Bldr 5-30 to RS 4-25 Access Road 02/01/13 Granted 11/15/12 thru 4/30/2013   WYW-178613 am2 31 108/109 25/30 Existing disturbance
8
Big Game, Sage Grouse Winter, Nesting and Early Brood Rearing QEP Mesa 9-8 Setting facilities, piplines, construction, cuttings solidification, and completions     5/29/2013 thru 11/30/2014   WYW-08589 32N 109W 8  
9
Big Game, Sage Grouse Winter, Nesting and Early Brood Rearing QEP Mesa 11-9 Setting facilities, piplines, construction, and completions     2/21/2013 thru 11/15/2014   WYW-08589 32N 109W 8  
10
Big Game, Sage Grouse Winter, Nesting and Early Brood Rearing QEP Mesa 5-8 Setting facilities, piplines, construction, cuttings solidification, and completions     4/1/2013 thru 11/30/2014   WYW-08589 32N 109W 8  
11
Big Game, Sage Grouse Winter, Nesting and Early Brood Rearing QEP Mesa 15-9 Setting facilities, piplines, construction, cuttings solidification, and completions     2/21/2013 thru 11/30/2013   WYW-015317 32N 109W 9  
12
Big Game, Sage Grouse Winter, Nesting and Early Brood Rearing QEP Mesa 11-7 Setting facilities, piplines, construction, cuttings solidification, and completions     2/21/2013 thru 11/15/2014   WYW-15315, 08589 32N 109W 7  
13
Big Game, Sage Grouse Winter, Nesting and Early Brood Rearing QEP Mesa 7-8 Setting facilities, piplines, construction, cuttings solidification, and completions     2/21/2013 thru 11/15/2014   WYW-15315, 08589 32N 109W 8  
14
Big Game, Sage Grouse Winter, Nesting and Early Brood Rearing QEP Mesa 3-17 Setting facilities, piplines, drilling mud plant, construction,, water staging, and completions     2/21/2013 thru 11/30/2013   WYW-15315, 08589 32N 109W 17  
15
Big Game, Sage Grouse Winter, Nesting and Early Brood Rearing QEP Mesa 7-18 Setting facilities, piplines, construction, cuttings solidification, and completions     2/21/2013 thru 11/30/2013   WYW-15315 32N 109W 18  
16
Big Game, Sage Grouse Winter, Nesting and Early Brood Rearing QEP Mesa 6-7 Setting facilities, piplines, construction, cuttings solidification, and completions     2/21/2013 thru 11/15/2014   WYW-15315, 08589 32N 109W 7  
17
Big Game, Sage Grouse Winter, Nesting and Early Brood Rearing QEP Mesa 3-7 Setting facilities, piplines, construction, cuttings solidification, and completions     4/1/2013 thru 11/30/2014   WYW-15315, 08589 32N 109W 7  
18
Big Game, Sage Grouse Winter, Nesting and Early Brood Rearing EJGG Riversiide 9-24 Installation of 3700' x 50' P/L to connect Ultra's additional wells 02/20/13 Granted 03/6/2013 thru 05/15/2013 03/06/13 thru 05/15/13 WYW-179570,179571 31N 108W 19  
19
Big Game Ultra BR 15-18 to CGF #2 Installation of 151' X 50' pipeline for sale of flash gas 03/01/13 Granted 3/4/2013 thru 3/8/2013 3/4/13 thru 03/08/2013 WYW-179577 31N 108W 19  
20
Burrowing owl EnCana SHB 123-32 & 124-32 Finish completions through April 15, 2013 03/29/13 Exception not needed April 1-15, 2013   WTW125944 29N 108W 32 Exception not needed. On private land, BLM enforcement limited. Central frac pad is outside 1/2-mile, but the pad being fracked is about 3/8 mile from nest. EnCana expects to be done by April 5, but asked for April 15, just in case things do not go perfectly.
21
Big Game, Sage grouse Nesting and Early Brood Rearing Sublette County Dry Basin gravel pit gravel mining/hauling 04/22/13 Partially granted April 15, 2013 - July 15, 2013 May 15 - July 15 WYW175468 28N 113W 3 Pit Run needed to widen Calpet Road
22
Wildlife Stipulation Ultra Mesa 9-21 Wildlife Stipulation Request 03/26/13 Granted 03/26/2013-06/15/2013 Big game11/15/13 to 04/30/13 SageGrouse 03/15/13 to7/15/13 WYW135125 32N 109W 21 Request granted
23
Sage grouse SWEPI LP Rainbow 13-29 Dirt work for interim reclamation     5/20/13 - 6/7/13   WYW118148 30N 107W 29  
24
Ferrug. Hawk, Burrowing owl SWEPI LP Mesa 11-34 Dirt work for interim relcamation     5/22/13 - 6/12-13   WYW06286 32n 109w 34  
25
Big game, Sage grouse QEP Stewart Point 14-32 Pad construction before drilling     June 1 to July 15, 2013   WYW08589/08592/015315 33N 109W 32 part of the 6-mile CDA allowed by ROD
26
Sage grouse and Raptor ExxonMobil Fogarty Creek 19-35 P&A wellbore 05/16/13 Granted June 20 to July 31, 2013   WYW0320214 29N 114W 35 COA to plug Idle sour gas well and limited rig availability
27
Big Game Crucial Winter Range (Pronghorn) EnCana Stud Horse Butte 106-35 Construct (pad and pipeline), Drill, Complete and produce the SHB 106-35 12/12/12 Granted Dec. 15, 2012 to April 30, 2013 Dec. 15, 2012 to April 30, 2013 WYW100902 29N 108W 35  
28
Big Game Crucial Winter Range (Pronghorn) EnCana Stud Horse Butte 18-32 and 84-32 Construct (pad and pipeline), Drill, Complete and produce the SHB 18-32 and SHB 84-32 well pads. 11/30/12 Granted Nov. 19, 2012 to April 30, 2013 Nov. 19, 2012 to April 30, 2013 WYW125944 29N 108W 32  
29
Big Game Crucial Winter Range (Pronghorn) EnCana Stud Horse Butte 39-35 Construct (pad and pipeline), Drill, Complete and produce the SHB 39-35/ SHB 96-35/ SHB 85-35 three well pad. 12/07/12 Granted Dec. 15, 2012 to April 30, 2013 Dec. 15, 2012 to April 30, 2013 WYW100902 29N 108W 35  
30
Big Game Crucial Winter Range (Pronghorn) EnCana Stud Horse Butte 41-33/99-33 Construct (pad and pipeline), Drill, Complete and produce the SHB 41-33 and SHB 99-33 two well pad. Start date is Nov. 25th. 11/30/12 Granted Nov. 25, 2012 to April 30, 2013 Nov. 25, 2012 to April 30, 2013 WYW125944 29N 108W 33 FM Comments: WGF supports granting. Studies have not demonstrated adverse effects.
31
Big Game Crucial Winter Range (Pronghorn) EnCana Stud Horse Butte 58-33 / 124-33 Construct (pad and pipeline), Drill, Complete and produce the SHB 58-33 and SHB 124-33 two well pad. Start date Nov. 27th. 11/30/12 Granted Nov. 25, 2012 to April 30, 2013 Nov. 25, 2012 to April 30, 2013 WYW125944 29N 108W 33  
32
Big Game Crucial Winter Range (Pronghorn) EnCana Stud Horse Butte 89x-33 / 85-33 Construct (pad and pipeline), Drill, Complete and produce the SHB 58-33 and SHB 124-33 two well pad. Start date Nov. 27th. 11/26/12 Granted Nov. 20, 2012 to April 30, 2013 Nov. 20, 2012 to April 30, 2013 WYW125944 29N 108W 33 FM Comments: Reference G&F letter dated 11/15/12. This exception request is within a densely developed area. Also reference email exchange (11/16 to 11/20) between FM and BLM bio.
33
Big Game Crucial Winter Range (Pronghorn) EnCana Stud Horse Butte 109-33 Construct (pad and pipeline), Drill, Complete and produce the SHB 109-33 well pad. 01/22/13 Granted Feb. 1, 2013 to April 30, 2013 Feb. 1, 2013 to April 30, 2013 WYW125944 29N 108W 33  
34
Big Game Crucial Winter Range (Pronghorn) EnCana Stud Horse Butte 123-32 / 124-32 Construct (pad and pipeline), Drill, Complete and produce the SHB 123-32 / SHB 124-32 two well pad. 11/30/12 Granted Dec. 1, 2012 to April 30, 2013 Dec. 1, 2012 to April 30, 2013 WYW125944 29N 108W 32  
35
Big Game Crucial Winter Range (Pronghorn) EnCana Stud Horse Butte 127-33 Construct, Drill and Complete the SHB 127-33 Jonah Gas well. Including: pad construction, pipeline installation, fuel gas installation, Drilling, completions work and facility installation. 11/13/12 Granted Nov. 17, 2013 to Jan. 1, 2013 Nov. 17, 2012 to Jan. 1, 2013 WYW125944 29N 108W 33 WGF has been consulted. They are not concerned with adverse pronghorn effects. Intensive development has been in place for several years even while crucial winter range use has occurred. Local pronghorn monitoring is well as observations suggests pronghorn tolerance for development.
36
Big Game Crucial Winter Range (Pronghorn) EnCana Stud Horse Butte 81-33 Construct (Pad and Pipeline), Drill, complete and produce, the SHB 81-33 well pad. 12/21/12 Granted Dec. 26, 2013 to April 30, 2013 Dec. 26, 2012 to April 30, 2013 WYW125944 29N 108W 33 Per discussions with WGFD the CWR to protect pronghorn will not be applied to heavily developed portions of the Jonah Field (where the SHB 81-33 is located).
37
Big Game Crucial Winter Range (Pronghorn) EnCana Stud Horse Butte 93-33 / 104-33 Construct (Pad and Pipeline), Drill, complete and produce, the SHB 93-33 / 104-33 two well pad. 01/22/13 Granted Feb. 1, 2013 to April 30, 2013 Feb. 1 2013 to April 30, 2013 WYW125944 29N 108W 33  
38
Sage grouse and Raptor Exxon Mobil Corp. Fogarty Creek 19-35 P+A Fogarty Creek Unit 19-35 well. Surface is Fee, BLM Minerals. Rig scheduled to move on location last week of May. Begin plugging around June 1, 2013. Plan calls for 21 work days. Operator requested permission from WOGCC to leave surface equipment on location for furture utility. 06/05/13 Granted   June 20, 2013 to July 31, 2013 WYW0320214 29N 114W 35  
39
Sage grouse and Raptor EOG Resources NLBSU 7-8 Plug well during timing stipulations 07/09/13 Denied June 24th-July 31st, 2013   WYWE07671B 27N 113W 8  
40
Sage grouse EOG Resources NLBSU 33-8E Plug well during timing stipulations 07/09/13 Denied June 24th-July 15th, 2013   WYWE07671B 27N 113W 8  
41
Sage grouse EOG Resources NLBSU 32-8E Plug well during timing stipulations 07/09/13 Denied June 24th-July 15th, 2013   WYWE07671B 27N 113W 8