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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Utah State Office
 
Release Date: 08/16/13
Contacts: Megan Crandall, (801)539-4020    

BLM Posts Proposed Parcel List for November Lease Sale


Salt Lake CityThe Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Green River District Office today posted the list of parcels proposed for auction at the quarterly competitive oil and gas lease sale scheduled for Nov. 19, 2013, in Salt Lake City.  Posting initiates a 30-day public protest period.

The list includes 82 proposed parcels covering 143,982 acres in the Price and Vernal Field Offices.  The Price Field Office contains 75 parcels covering 138,476 acres; the Vernal Field Office has seven parcels covering 5,506 acres.  All 75 parcels are identified as available to oil and gas leasing under the current resource management plans for the Price and Vernal Field Offices.    

All protests must be received no later than 4:30 p.m., Sept. 16, 2013.  For information on how to file a timely protest, please refer to the November 2013 Notice of Competitive Lease Sale, which can be accessed online at:  

http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/prog/energy/oil_and_gas/oil_and_gas_lease.html.  

Hard copies of the sale notice may also be obtained in person from the BLM-Utah State Office Public Room at the address listed above.  

Written protests may be mailed to:  BLM-Utah State Office at 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, UT 84101; or faxed to the attention of Justin Abernathy at (801)539-4237. 

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 competitive oral auction will take place at the BLM-Utah State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101.  The sale room opens at 7:45 a.m. to allow potential bidders to register and obtain a bidder number.  The competitive oral auction will begin at 9 a.m.

For additional information about oil and gas leasing in Utah please contact Justin Abernathy at (801)539-4067.  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, and replies are sent during normal business hours.

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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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Utah State Office   440 W 200 S, Suite 500      SLC, UT 84101-1345  

Last updated: 08-17-2013