U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Utah State Office
|Release Date: 10/25/12|
BLM Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Potash Exploration in Hatch Point
Moab, UT - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Moab Field Office is now seeking public comment on an environmental assessment (EA) analyzing the potential impacts of exploratory drilling for potash—a powdery salt commonly used in fertilizers.
Under the proposal, K2O Utah LLC, would drill four exploratory core holes in the Hatch Point/Canyon Rims area of San Juan County. The proposed action would disturb approximately 39 acres.
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 BLM’s Environmental Notification Bulletin Board (ENBB) at https://www.blm.gov/ut/enbb/index.php. A hard copy can be obtained in person at the Moab Field Office, 82 East Dogwood, Moab, UT 84532, or requested by calling (435) 259-2100.
The public review and comment period for this EA is open until Nov. 30, 2012. 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 K2O Potash when submitting comments. Written comments should be mailed to:
Bureau of Land Management
Moab Field Office
82 East Dogwood
Moab, UT 84532.
Written comments may also be submitted via email to:
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 multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.
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|Last updated: 10-25-2012|
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