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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Vernal Field Office
 
Release Date: 12/20/12
Contacts: Stephanie Howard , (435) 781-4469  

BLM Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Oil Well in Vernal


Vernal, Utah— The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Vernal Field Office is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment (EA) analyzing the potential impacts of drilling one new well in Uintah County.
 
Under the Sheep Wash proposal, Gasco Production Company would create new surface disturbance of only three acres while drilling one new well. Additional information about the proposed project is included in the EA, which is now available for public review and comment.  An electronic copy of the EA can be found on the Vernal Field Office website at:
 
http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/vernal/planning/nepa_.html
 
The public review and comment period for this EA is open until Jan. 22, 2013.  Please note that the most useful comments are those that identify issues relevant to the proposed action or contain new technical or scientific information. 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 the Sheep Wash Well project when submitting comments. Written comments should be mailed to:
 
Bureau of Land Management
Vernal Field Office
170 S. 500 E.
Vernal, Utah, 84078
 
Written comments may also be submitted via email to:
 
BLM_UT_Vernal_Comments@blm.gov
 
Before including an address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time.  While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we 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 further information concerning the document, contact Stephanie Howard, Environmental Coordinator at (435) 781-4400. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply 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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Vernal Field Office   170 South 500 East      Vernal, UT 84078  

Last updated: 12-20-2012