Watershed Plan Purpose
Watershed Plan was undertaken to help ensure that the outcomes
of potential development of leases within the watershed
will meet or exceed the expectation of the communities.
Plan will strive to meet several key areas –
• Delineate commitments of Working Group regarding
social, economic, environmental and regulatory issues.
• Create very best mitigation and protective techniques.
• Acknowledge the proposed schedule for potential
oil and gas development.
• Craft an appropriate communications plan.
cornerstone for the success of this the Plan is a open,
honest, appropriate, objective, immediate if necessary,
and consistent communications among all parties in the WG
Plan is not legally binding on any party, and will not be
signed by any party. However, the “final” version
of the Plan will be supported by all those who participated
in its creation. The Plan is not an environmental or decision
document and it does not change the existing regulations,
laws, or policies of any governmental agency or body. Rather,
the intent of the Plan is to capture and explain the commitment
of the involved parties to successfully deal with and resolve,
to the greatest degree possible, individual and common issues
and concerns within these watersheds, when and if the subject
GGOC federal oil and gas leases are developed.