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BLM Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Oil and Gas Field Development Project

Vernal, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Vernal Field Office is seeking public comment on an oil and gas field development proposal approximately 40 miles south of Vernal, Utah.
 
Rosewood Resources Inc. proposes to expand and fully develop gas production in the Atchee area.  The project area encompasses 11,109 acres of which 10,240 acres are BLM-administered, 640 acres are State-administered, and 49 acres are privately owned.  The proposal includes the directional drilling of 151 wells from 38 existing and 30 new well pads.  It also includes 7.5 miles of new road, up to 15 miles of new or replacement surface gas and water lines, and the construction of three to nine new compressor stations with the expansion of three existing compressor stations.  Rosewood proposes to drill between eight and 20 wells per year over the next eight to 20 years until the resource base is fully developed.
 
Written comments will be accepted until June 10, 2015.  Please note that the most useful comments are those that contain new technical or scientific information relevant to the proposed action.  Comments should be as specific as possible. Comments which contain only opinions or preferences will not receive a formal response but may be considered in the BLM decision-making process. Please reference “Rosewood's Atchee Oil and Gas Development Project” when submitting comments.
 
Written comments may be submitted using any of the following methods:
 
·         In person at the BLM Vernal Field Office
·         Mail:
BLM Vernal Field Office
ATTN: Stephanie Howard
170 South 500 East
Vernal, Utah 84078
·         Email: blm_ut_vernal_comments@blm.gov

To submit a comment on the above webpage, choose the “Advanced Search” hyperlink under “Text Search,” and type “Rosewood's Atchee Oil and Gas Development Project” in the “Project Name” field. Open the project website and click on the “Comment on Document” button. A newsletter summarizing the project and a map are also available on this website.

Before including an address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in any comments, be aware that the entire comment—including personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time.  Requests to withhold personal identifying information from public review can be submitted, but the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so.  The BLM will not consider anonymous comments.  All submissions from organizations and businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be available for public inspection in their entirety.
 
For additional project-specific information, please contact Stephanie Howard at (435)781-4469.  Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question with the above individual.  The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Replies are provided during normal business hours.
 
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In fiscal year 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.
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BLM’s Historic John Jarvie Ranch Announces New Operating Hours

Vernal, Utah—Effective immediately, the buildings and exhibits at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Historic John Jarvie Ranch will be open to the public on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be a BLM representative on-site who can provide tours and information about the ranch and the area. Additional hours will be announced in late May or early June. Special tours of the historic ranch can be scheduled, or questions can be answered, by contacting Bill Civish at (435) 781-3402.  Please provide adequate notice of any special tour needs. Also, the spring Jarvie Fest will be delayed until fall 2015. Additional details will be announced at a later date.

Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question with the above individual.  The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Replies are sent during normal business hours.

 The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency.  This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska.  The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation.  The BLM’s mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield.  In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands. 
 
 
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Jazz-Chromolly Trail Highlights

Jazz-Chromolly Highlights Video

The Jazz-Chromolly Trail in Vernal, Utah, is a first-class bike trail. As part of the Red Fleet Trails complex, Jazz-Chromolly combines flowing, winding segments with technical sections and challenging climbs. It crosses desert sands, slick rock and offers panoramic views of Red Fleet Reservoir, the Brush Creek Drainage and the Battleships formations, which give the Red Fleet Trails Complex its name.

 



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The Vernal Field Office is located in the northeast corner of Utah and administers lands within Daggett, Duchesne and Uintah Counties, plus a small portion of Grand County. The BLM also has Native American Trust responsibilities for Northern Ute Tribal and allotted mineral trust lands located within these counties. The area includes the south slope of the Uinta Mountains, the Uinta Basin, and the Book Cliffs region.

 

The management area is bounded on the west by the Wasatch Mountains and on the east by the Douglas Creek Arch in Colorado. There are approximately 7,325,500 acres within the boundary, of which 1,725,500 acres are BLM-managed surface lands. The Vernal Field Office administers energy related mineral activities on 3.8 million acres of Federal mineral lands (includes 1.3 million acres of National Forest Service lands) and post lease mineral operations on Indian trust mineral lands.

 

The VFO also offers a great variety of recreational activities; such as mountain biking, hiking, hunting and fishing. For more information, please click on "What We Do" and the Recreation link.

Bureau of Land Management
Vernal Field Office
170 South 500 East
Vernal, UT 84078
Phone: (435) 781-4400
Fax: (435) 781-4410