U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Utah State Office
|Release Date: 08/12/10|
BLM Announces a 30-day Public Comment Period
Vernal, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Vernal Field Office announces a 30-day public comment period beginning August 12, 2010, and ending on September 12, 2010, for the Two Horse Butte (Gas Well and Access Road Upgrade) Environmental Assessment (EA). The BLM is currently soliciting public comments to be considered prior to the finalization of the EA.
The project area is located in Daggett County, Utah, approximately 22 miles east of Dutch John, Utah. Stephen’s Energy Company proposes to directionally drill a gas well on state surface into federal minerals. The well would be accessed by upgrading an existing road, with approximately 5,648 feet of the road being on BLM land and 2,800 feet on state land. The maximum disturbed width for the road would be 30 feet with a planned running surface of 18 feet.
The EA describes the potential environmental impacts from implementing the proposed project. The EA and related maps of the project area are available on line at:
Please reference the Two Horse Butte EA when submitting comments. Comments, including names, e-mail addresses, and street addresses of respondents will be available for public review at the BLM Vernal Field Office during regular business hours (7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday), except federal holidays.
Comments and related personally identifying information will be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and comments may be published as part of the EA and other related documents. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name, street address, or email address from public review and disclosure under the FOIA, you must state this prominently at the beginning of the written comment. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses will be made available for public inspection in their entirety. The BLM will not accept anonymous comments.
Written comments will be accepted during the public comment period up to close of business on September 12, 2010. Please submit written comments to:
Bureau of Land Management
Vernal Field Office
Attn: Mark Wimmer
170 South 500 East
Vernal, UT 84078
Fax: (435) 781-4410
For further information, please contact Mark Wimmer, Environmental Coordinator, at (435) 781-4464.
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. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
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|Last updated: 03-04-2011|
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