U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Canyon Country District Office
|Release Date: 08/09/13|
BLM Seeks Public Comment on ATV Event in Eastern Utah
Moab, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Canyon Country District Office invites the public to review and comment on an Environmental Assessment (EA) analyzing the potential impacts of issuing a one-year Special Recreation Permit (SRP) for an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safari in San Juan County.
The EA analyzes a proposal by the City of Monticello, Utah, to host and conduct guided ATV tours on 15 designated routes in areas throughout the Moab and Monticello Field Offices. No cross-country travel would be allowed and the proposed event routes are already designated in the travel management plans for the Moab and Monticello Field Offices. Four routes are located in the Moab Field Office, and 11 routes are located in the Monticello Field Office. The event would provide guided tours for ATVs, Utility Task Vehicles and motorcycles over a three-day period in September. Guides would provide orientation sessions on safety, trail terrain, riding tips, and the Tread Lightly Leave No Trace program.
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 “ATV Safari.”
Written comments will be accepted by letter or email until September 9, 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. 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 “2013 ATV Safari” when submitting comments.
Written comments may be mailed or emailed using the following:
Bureau of Land Management
Monticello Field Office
Attn: Recreation Program
P.O. Box 7
Monticello, UT 84535
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 Don Hoffheins at (435)587-1500. 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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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.
Canyon Country District Office 82 East Dogwood Moab, UT 84532
|Last updated: 08-12-2013|
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