PSICC Oil and Gas Leasing EIS

The Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands (PSICC) are hosting a series of five public meetings during May 2013 to solicit comments on the PSICC Oil and Gas Leasing Availability Analysis Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

The EIS analyzes the effects of potential future oil and gas development and focuses on surface disturbing activities. Comments should only address activities that disturb the surface of the land.

Where the project is located: 

Decisions to be Made:         

          Acres of Forest and Grasslands Available for Oil and Gas Leasing

          Oil and Gas Stipulations for the Available Acres


USFS Regulations Governing Oil and Gas Leasing

36 CFR Part 228 Subpart E-Oil and Gas Resources

Scoping Information

          Public Meeting Materials
          Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (NOI)
          PSICC O&G EIS News Release


          Submit ElectronicComments Here

          Written Comments:

          PSICC Oil and Gas Scoping Comments
          PSICC Supervisor’s Office
          2840 Kachina Dr
          Pueblo, CO 81008

          If you have questions about the process please contact:

          John Dow, PSICC Forest Planner

          PSICC Supervisor’s Office
          2840 Kachina Dr.
          Pueblo, CO 81008 or Phone 719-553-1476


Draft Alternatives

         Alternative A the No Action Alternative

          Alternative B the No New Lease

          Alternative C the USFS Proposed Action 

Reasonable Foreseeable Development Scenario (Expected Oil and Gas Development)

PSICC Oil and Gas Stipulation (mitigation) Comparison Between Current Stipulations (mitigations) and Proposed Stipulations (mitigations)

1992 Oil and Gas Leasing Analysis Decision (Current Lands Available for Oil and Gas Leasing and the Current Stipulations)