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Page 2 Wednesday, June 27, 2012 qhe Adams County Record Mail your letters (of 200 words or less) to: editor@theadamscountyrecord.com Dear Editor, emergency response Words fail me in people who showed up trying to thank all the with fire trucks and other wonderful people around equipment. I don't know Council who helped mewho the lady was who get through, and recover called 911, but I would from, my house fire. I especially like to thank deeply appreciateall the her. People in the area have been so generous with food and clothes, and I want them to know how thankful I am to live in a community of such good people. Bryan McConnell Bureau of Land Management Extends Public Comment Period for Proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Rule The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced that it is extending the public comment period for a proposed rule to require companies to publicly disclose the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations on federal and Indian lands. Notice of the 60-day extension, which resets the comment deadline for Sept. 10, 2012, will be published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, June 26. Currently, there is no specific requirement for operators to disclose these chemicals on federal and Indian lands, where approximately 90 percent of the wells drilled use hydraulic fracturing to greatly increase the volume of oil and gas available for production. On May 11, 2012, the BLM published in the Federal Register a proposed rule that would require public disclosure of chemicals used during hydraulic fracturing after fracturing operations have been completed. As of ]une 25, 2012, the BLM had received more than 170 comments on the proposed rule. The BLM crafted a proposed rule that addresses the preliminary input received during public listening sessions and tribal consultation efforts. The BLM proposes to modernize its management of well stimulation activities, including hydraulic fracturing, to improve public confidence in hydraulic fracturing and to ensure that oil and gas development on America's public lands proceeds safely and responsibly. The proposed rule would provide disclosure to the public of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, strengthen regulations relatedto well-bore integrity, and address issues related to flowback fluid management. The proposed rule seeks to maximize flexibility, minimize duplication and complement ongoing efforts in some states to regulate fracturing activities by providing a consistent standard across all federal and Indian lands and making reported information easily accessible to the public. The BLM encourages the public to remain actively engaged in the rulemaking process by submitting comments on the proposed rifle during the extended public comment period. Comments on the proposed rule may be submitted to the BLM on or before Sept. 10, 2012, using: Mail: U.S. Department of the Interior, Director (630), Bureau of Land Management, Mail Stop 2134 LM, 1849 C St. NW, Washington, 20240, Attention: 1004-AE26. Personal or messenger delivery: Bureau of Land Management, 20 M Street SE, Room 2134 LM, Attention: Regulatory Affairs, Washington, DC 20003. Online at the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www. regulations,gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments at this website. Read the proposed rule here: federalregister, gov/ a/2012-11304. 7 RIVERS LIVESTOCK COMMISSION Check our website for details on upcoming sales, www.7riverslivestock.com Office: 208-365-4401 Sale Every Tuesday in June. No Sale July 3rd, 1 7th, & 31 st. Sale July 10th & 24th, Sale August 7th, 21st, & 28th. No Sale August 14th. 7rivers@qwestoffice.net 1611 W. Salesyard Rd. Emmett, Idaho 83617 We will resume regular Sales every Tuesday at noon on August 21st. Continued from front page will remove the flatcar them, so Clerk Sherry office. Proposals were bed that has been usedWard had request- also made by Blackbox as a temporary cross- ed written proposals Systems, the company ing. Supervisor Tom for a new system. At that installed the cur- Glenn will have his crew Monday's meeting the rent system twelve years remove the flatcar andCommissioners reviewedago, and by Strategic will be installing tempo- three proposals for a new Products and Services. "rary culverts to divert system. The current sys- In miscellaneous the water from the con- tem was installed twelve business before the struction site. The coun- years ago and is limited Commissioners it was ty will use pre-certified to fourteen lines, which learned that the State construction companiesonly allow for 3,000 Park Service will have the to do various phases minutes of long dis- final say on any chang- of the work on Wilson tance calling. The most es made to Packer ]ohn Road at the same time interesting proposal for Cabin Park usage. Also that the bridge is being upgrading the phone a street address change rebuilt. Glenn discussed system was presented by from New Meadows what some of the options local telephone provider, was approved, and some might be for the county Cambridge Telephone old equipment from road department when, Company. The com- the Treasurer's Office or if, Craig-Wyden Funds pany offered to install was approved to be dis- for roads and bridges are fiber optic lines intocarded with no value. no longer available. No the Courthouse, which ]ulie Burkhardt request- Craig-Wyden Funds havewould allow for virtually ed that the amount been allocated for fiscal unlimited phone capac-for Adams County year 2013, with the possi- ity, with Internet access Soil Conservation be ble result that the county included. The Internetincreased from $2,000 to will have $400,000 less could be accessed at $4,000 in the 2013 bud- revenue for maintaining a rate ten times faster get. The Commissioners roads and bridges nextthan is currently avail- spent the afternoon year. able. CTC would pro- session acting as the The Courthouse phone vide all the phone Board of Equalization system has lost the abil- equipment on a leased for taxpayers who have ity to take voice-mailbasis, and would main-appealed their 2013 messages, and it cannot rain the central switch- property assessments. be upgraded to handle es at their Cambridge ' THE ADAMS COUNTY RECORD USPS: 005-120 Copyright 2012 The Adarms County RecoM is published weekly at 108 l~//nois Ave Council, Idaho 83612-000R by Adams County Record Publishing Co LLC Lyle Sail, Publisher. Periodical postage is paid at Council, Idaho. 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