Contact: Don Hargrove, 239-695-1150
Contact: Ron Clark, 239-695-1106
Contact: Ardrianna Mclane
** Update 12/14/2015 - The comment period related to this environmental assessment has been extended. All comments should be received by January, 4 2016. **
The National Park Service is seeking public comments on an Environmental Assessment (EA) analyzing the environmental impacts of a proposed oil and gas seismic survey by Burnett Oil Company in Big Cypress National Preserve. The EA is a follow-up document to the Nobles 3-d Plan of Operations released by the NPS on June 17, 2015, and analyzes the impacts of three alternatives:
Alternative 1 – No Action – Continue Current Management
Alternative 2 – Proposed Action – Seismic Survey Using Vibroseis Buggies
Alternative 3 – Seismic Survey Using Explosive Charges
The EA is available by clicking here. You can provide comments online at that site or by mail to - Superintendent, Big Cypress National Preserve, 33100 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, Florida 34141-1000.
Comments are requested by December 20, 2015. There will be a public meeting on December 8, 2015, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center, 33000 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, Florida, 34141. At that meeting NPS staff will be available to answer questions, and you will be allowed to submit written comments. Once the comment period concludes, we will consider all comments submitted in the development of the final EA.
While submitting comments, before including an address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
For questions related to this process, please contact Don Hargrove, 239-695-1150, or Ron Clark, 239-695-1106, or email questions by clicking here.
Last updated: July 1, 2017