BLM invites comments on pipeline project northwest of Fruita |

BLM invites comments on pipeline project northwest of Fruita

GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado – The Bureau of Land Management Grand Junction Field Office has received a right-of-way application from the Public Service Co. of Colorado to construct a 4-mile, 16-inch-diameter high-pressure natural gas pipeline in western Garfield County approximately 15 miles northwest of Fruita.Today marks the beginning of a 14-day public comment period to identify issues and concerns about the proposed project. An environmental assessment of the project and a decision record are expected to be completed later this year.The proposed Northwest-Garmesa Pipeline would parallel Public Service’s existing 8-inch natural gas pipeline, and would transport natural gas to Grand Junction for residential and commercial use. The 21,580-foot-long pipeline would be located on both BLM land and private property. If the proposal is accepted, the existing pipeline right of way would be amended to include the new pipeline.The public may submit written comments to:BLM Grand Junction Field Office, ATTN: Garmesa Pipeline Project, 2815 H Road, Grand Junction, CO 81506.Comments may also be submitted by fax to (970) 244-3083; or by e-mail to order for BLM to best utilize public comments they should be submitted by Sept. 5.A project map of the Garmesa Pipeline is available for review at the Grand Junction Field Office or online at (click on the interactive map to reach the Grand Junction Field Office page).For additional information, contact Christina Stark at (970) 244-3022.

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