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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Utah State Office
 
Release Date: 11/23/11
Contacts: Cindy Ledbetter, (801) 977-4377    

BLM Announces a 30-day Public Comment Period for the Cedar Mountain and Onaqui Mountain Wild Horse Herd Management Areas Capture, Treat and Release Plan Environmental Assessment


Salt Lake City, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management Salt Lake Field Office announces a 30-day public comment period beginning November 23, 2011, and ending on December 27, 2011, for the Cedar Mountain and Onaqui Mountain Wild Horse Herd Management Areas (HMAs) Capture, Treat and Release (Fertility Control with Limited Removal) Plan Environmental Assessment (EA). The BLM is currently soliciting public comments to be considered prior to the finalization of the EA. 
           
This EA has been prepared to analyze the Bureau of Land Management Salt Lake Field Office proposal to capture, treat and release approximately 469 wild horses from the vicinity of the Cedar Mountain and Onaqui Mountain HMAs beginning around mid-February 2012. The EA describes the potential environmental impacts from implementing the proposed project and includes related maps of the project area. The EA is available on-line at:
 
http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/prog/wild_horse_and_burro.html
 
When submitting comments, please reference the Cedar Mountain and Onaqui Mountain CTR Plan EA. Comments, including names, email addresses, and street addresses of respondents will be available for public review at the BLM Salt Lake Field Office during regular business hours (8:00 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 December 27, 2011. Please submit written comments to:
 
Bureau of Land Management
Salt Lake Field Office
Attn: Cindy Ledbetter
2370 South 2300 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
Fax: (801) 977-4397
blm_ut_cedarmt_onaqui@blm.gov
 
For further information, please contact Cindy Ledbetter, Environmental Coordinator, at (801) 977-4300.


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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Last updated: 11-23-2011