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Contact: Tom Blount, (423) 569-2404 ext. 252
FONSI issued for Oil and Gas Well Plugging and Reclamation
Oneida, TN – The National Park Service, Southeast Regional Director has approved the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Oil and Gas Well Plugging and Reclamation. This document records the decision of the National Park Service to plug and reclaim orphaned oil and gas wells within the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, including 45 known wells. This project is described under Alternative B in the Environmental Assessment for Oil and Gas Well Plugging.
The National Park Service has determined that the proposed project will not significantly affect the human environment within the project area; therefore, an environmental impact statement will not be prepared.
The recently approved Environmental Assessment and FONSI are available by visiting the National Park Service’s planning website at:
Click on “Document List” on the left side of the page to retrieve the documents associated with this project.
Copies of the FONSI are also available at Park Headquarters during normal business hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. To request a copy, please call 569-9778.