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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Moab Field Office
 
Release Date: 08/23/13
Contacts: Marie McGann, (435)259-2100    

BLM Seeks Comment on Proposed Geophysical Project in Book Cliffs


Moab, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Moab Field Office (MFO) is seeking public comment on an Environmental Assessment (EA) analyzing the potential impacts of the proposed Horse Point Anticline Two-Dimensional (2D) Geophysical project. 
 
Geokinetics USA, Inc., on behalf of National Fuel Corporation, proposes conducting a geophysical operation consisting of two parallel seismic survey lines totaling approximately six linear miles in the Middle and Horse Canyon areas of southeastern Utah’s Book Cliffs. The draft EA analyzes the potential environmental impacts of the proposed project.
 
The EA is available for public review and comment on the Environmental Notification Bulletin Board (ENBB) at: 
 
https://www.blm.gov/ut/enbb/index.php; search for project name “Horse Point.”
 
Written comments will be accepted by letter or email until Sept. 19, 2013.  Please note that the most useful comments are those that contain new technical or scientific information relevant to the proposed action. Comments should be as specific as possible with references to page numbers and chapters of the document. Comments that contain only opinions or preferences will not receive a formal response, but may be considered in the BLM decision-making process. Please reference “Horse Point Geophysical” when submitting comments. 
 
Written comments may be mailed or emailed using the following:
 
Mail
Bureau of Land Management
Moab Field Office
Attn: Marie McGann
82 East Dogwood
Moab, Utah 84532
 
Email
blm_ut_mb_comments@blm.gov
 
Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in comments, be aware that the entire commentincluding personal identifying informationmay 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 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 additional information, contact Marie McGann at (435)259-2100. 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 for the above individual.  The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Replies are provided during normal business hours.
 
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Moab Field Office   82 East Dogwood      Moab, UT 84532  

Last updated: 08-23-2013