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American Shale Oil, LLC <br />?te(;elve® <br />SEp 9 <br />clamytion, <br />via facsimile and US Mail ow4io °t <br />Minm9 d Safety <br />August 21, 2009 RECEIVED <br />Mr. Travis arshall qU,2-4-2009 C<_ <br />CDRMS <br />101 South 3ra Street, Suite 301 GRAND JUNCTION FIELD OFFICE <br />D!VI&ON OF <br />Grand Junction CO 81501 RECLAMATION MINING & SAFETY <br />RE: NOI No. P-2008-046 <br />2nd Notice of Deficiency MOD 02 <br />Dear Travis: <br />American Shale Oil, LLC (AMSO) is submitting this response to the Colorado Division <br />of Reclamation, Mining and Safety (DRMS) Notice of Deficiency dated August 20, <br />2009, for HMSO NOI Modification MID-02. Each deficiency noted by the DRMS is <br />presented in italics below followed by AMSO's response to that deficiency. <br />• The application does not include up gradient monitoring wells for either the B- <br />Groove or the Wasatch formations on the MWP Pad. Please justify why five (5) <br />quarters of baseline sampling is not proposed for the B-Groove and the Wasatch. <br />In the event of contamination of the down gradient wells, will the applicant <br />assume the source of contamination is from the American Shale Oil, LLC RD&D <br />_- - - --- - _- -Project? =._- --_ -- _ ---- - - - _ - - --- -- - --- - _--- - ---,. -- -- ---- - <br />AMSO response: <br />AMSO has evaluated the water in the B-Groove and in the Wasatch formations <br />throughout a significant portion of the Piceance Basin. AMSO believes that the water <br />quality in those two formations up-gradient of our RD&D activities will be represented <br />by the water quality in our down gradient wells in those respective formations. <br />Therefore, AMSO has not proposed to conduct five (5) quarters of baseline sampling up <br />gradient from our RD&D Project. AMSO is prepared to assume the source of any <br />contamination in the down gradient wells in those formations is from the AMSO RD&D <br />Project. It should be noted that AMSO is monitoring water quality up gradient in the <br />MWP 1 U Zone well and cross gradient in the HB U Zone well. <br />110 East 3rd Street, Suite 201 P.O. Box 1470; Rifle, CO 81650 970-6254324 phone 970-625-4318 facsimile