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Release Date: 08/01/13
Contacts: Mellissa Rosenhan , 801-977-4300  

BLM Seeks Comment on Proposed Tooele Livestock Conversion and Grazing Permit Renewal

Salt Lake City, UT—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Salt Lake Field Office is seeking public comments on a proposed livestock conversion on two allotments and grazing permit renewal of 10 grazing permits in the North Stansbury Mountain and Stansbury Island area in Tooele County, Utah. 
The grazing permits on Stansbury-Broad Canyon and Timpie-North West Grantsville Allotments require a livestock conversion in order to facilitate proper management of California Big Horn Sheep on the Stansbury Mountains. As part of an effort to protect big horn sheep from bacterial pneumonia , which is transmitted through contact with domestic sheep, a sheep to cattle conversion is proposed in cooperation with Foundation of North American Wild Sheep and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Permits would also be renewed on the Stansbury Mountain, Stansbury Island North, Stansbury Island Southeast, and Stansbury Island South Allotments. These proposed permits are to be re-issued for a period of 10 years, with changes in terms and conditions. 
Additional information about the proposed project is included in the environmental assessment (EA), which is now available for public review and comment at the BLM Utah Salt Lake Field Office during regular business hours - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.  An electronic copy of the EA can be found at:, type “Tooele” in project name field and search.
The public review and comment period for the EA is open until 4:30 p.m., Aug. 15, 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 “Tooele Livestock Conversion and Grazing Permit Renewal” when submitting comments. 
A public meeting will be held Thursday, Aug. 8 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Salt Lake Field Office, 2370 South 2300 West in Salt Lake City to discuss the updated EA.  Copies of the EA will be available at the meeting or on BLM’s Environmental Notification Bulletin Board as described above.
Written Comments may be mailed, emailed, or submitted via fax using the following:
Bureau of Land Management
Salt Lake Field Office
Attn: Bruce Sillitoe
2370 South 2300 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, please be aware that your entire comment—including personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time.  While you can ask in your comment to withhold 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, contact Mellissa Rosenhan, Rangeland Management Specialist, at 801-977-4300.  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. 
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Last updated: 08-01-2013