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<br />United States Department of the Interior <br />BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT <br />White River Resource Area <br />220 East Market Street <br />Meeker, Colorado 81641 <br />CO-110 <br />Oil Shale RD&D <br />COC 69169 <br />September 3, 2009 <br />Roger Day <br />American Shale Oil, LLC <br />P. O. Box 1470 <br />110 E. 3d Street, Suite 201 <br />Rifle, CO 81650 <br />Dear Mr. Day: <br />RECEIVED <br />SEP 0 9 2009 ? <br />GRAND JUNCTION FIELD OFFICE <br />DIVISION OF <br />RECLAMATION MINING & SAFETY <br />-Zoo<(- Oyb? <br />P <br />yh] 1 oZ f <br />SEP 1 ? 2®pg <br />SaeW <br />tJ? v °M ng ? aked <br />Our staff has reviewed your May 19, 2009 submitted "Plan of Development for Oil Shale Research, <br />Development and Demonstration (R,D&D) Tract Oil Shale Lease COC69169". <br />The proposed action is within the scope of CO-110-06-118-EA, "EGL Resources, Inc. Oil Shale <br />Research, Development and Demonstration (R,D&D) Tract" Environmental Assessment, and is <br />therefore approved. <br />Prior to commencement of operations the following is required: <br />Updated text and maps of the Stormwater Management Plan to reflect current project <br />Updated water monitoring plan to include the following: <br />¦ Groundwater frequency monitoring schedule during and post operations <br />¦ Submission of reports schedule <br />¦ Numeric protection levels for water levels and water quality along with a <br />response plan when numeric protection levels are exceeded <br />¦ Updated maps to reflect current project <br />This action corresponds to the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety (CDRMS) <br />Prospecting Permit P-2008-046. Bonding for these activities on the oil shale RD&D lease tracts is <br />calculated and held by CDRMS in coordination with the Bureau of Land Management. Prior to any <br />surface disturbing activity a bond in the amount of $432,980.00 as determined by CDRMS is required to <br />be filed with and payable to the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management. Please send a <br />copy of the bond to the BLM, Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, Colorado, <br />80215, attention: Charlie Beecham.