An IPD is an Interactive Public Docket.. The purpose of an IPD is to break the government’s monopoly over what is contained in a regulatory docket.
More specifically public input into the determination of the contents of a docket for a regulatory proceeding and access to to such content is very limited. Presently the regulators are the sole determinant of what papers used in the pre-Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) stage goes into the docket; the regulators are also the sole determinant of what papers go into the docket subsequent to the close of the public comment period. The public can only affect the content of the docket in a limited time period of, for example , the 60 to 90 day time period alloted for public comment out of a time period of several or more years needed to complete a rulemaking.
The Bureau of Land Management is hosting public meetings in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming to answer questions about and solicit comments on its oil shale and tar sands Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Draft PEIS).
In Colorado, the meeting will be held Monday, March 12, at the BLM Colorado River Valley Office, 2300 River Frontage Road, in Silt.
It begins at 7 p.m.
The scoping period for the Programmatic EIS ended on May 16, 2011. The Draft Programmatic EIS is currently available for public comment. The public comment period closes May 4, 2012.
Public involvement is a key component of the PEIS process. The BLM encourage all interested parties to continue to participate in the OSTS PEIS by submitting their comments and questions concerning the Draft Oil Shale and Tar Sands PEIS, attending public meetings, and reading PEIS publications and related materials.
TomCo Energy re-joins AIM with plans to develop US oil shale project
Oil exploration group Tomco Energy (LON:TOM) returned to the Alternative Investment Market this morning, nearly two years after cancelling its original listing. The re-admission follows a £3.5 million share placing and open offer earlier this month ahead of plans to try and breathe new life into an oil shale project in the US.
By Jeremy Boak
Re: “Oil shale’s legacy of failure,” June 25 guest commentary.
Writer Craig Thompson repeated familiar tired tales about oil shale. These facts counter specific errors:
• Price guarantees enabled Unocal to produce 4.6 million barrels of shale oil, a little different from investment and production tax credits demanded by wind and solar energy producers.
• Developers of oil shale don’t ask for supports for a product economically viable at $38 to $50 a barrel and produced in China, Estonia and Brazil.