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The TAPS Renewal Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is being prepared by the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) with assistance from Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne).

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), an agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior, administers 264 million acres of America's public lands, located primarily in 12 western states. The BLM sustains the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

BLM-Alaska manages public lands, conveys land, provides interagency wildland fire management, helps provide oversight for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, and responds to public demand for use of public land.

The Joint Pipeline Office (JPO), a consortium of 13 State and Federal agencies, regulates the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) and other Alaskan oil and gas pipelines. The JPO consists of seven State and six Federal agencies that share similar regulatory or management responsibilities related to common carrier pipelines in Alaska, most notably TAPS. The agencies coordinate oversight of oil and gas pipelines, and issue right-of-way leases and other permits needed for oil and gas projects.

Argonne National Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy national research center. Argonne's Environmental Assessment Division conducts applied research, assessment, and technology development in the following areas: risk and waste management; natural resource systems and integrated assessments; restoration, compliance, and pollution prevention; and environmental policy analysis and planning.

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For general questions about the TAPS Renewal EIS web site or the TAPS Renewal EIS, contact us at:

For further information on the TAPS Renewal EIS, you may also contact:

Rob McWhorter
Joint Pipeline Office
411 West 4th Avenue
Suite 2
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: 907-271-1355

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