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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Utah State Office
 
Release Date: 12/20/13
Contacts: Megan Crandall , (801) 539-4020  

BLM Seeks Comment on Environmental Assessment for May Oil and Gas Lease Sale


Salt Lake City, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Color Country and Canyon Country Districts are now seeking public comment on environmental assessments (EA) analyzing the BLM’s proposal to offer 113 parcels covering 132,109 acres at the May 2014 oil and gas lease sale. The EA for the Canyon Country District analyzed 50 parcels covering 44,478 acres, and the EA for the Color Country District analyzed 63 parcels covering 87,631 acres. 
 
Additional information about the proposed parcels is included in the EAs, which are now available for public review and comment.  Electronic copies of the EAs can be found on the Environmental Notification Bulletin Board at: https://www.blm.gov/ut/enbb/index.php.  To review the Canyon Country District EA, search for “Oil and Gas Lease Sale” under project name and select “Monticello Field Office” from the field office drop down menu. To review the Color Country District EA, search for “Oil and Gas Lease Sale” under project name and select “Richfield Field Office” from the field office drop down menu.
 
Hard copies of both the Canyon Country District EA and the Color Country District EA can be obtained in person at the BLM Utah State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City. Hard copies of the Canyon Country District EA can be obtained at the BLM Monticello Field Office, 365 North Main Street, Monticello and hard copies of the Color Country District EA can be obtained at the BLM Richfield Field Office, 150 East 900 North, Richfield.
 
The public review and comment period closes at 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 27, 2014. 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 the "May 2014 Oil and Gas Lease Sale" when submitting comments. 

Written comments on the Canyon Country District EA should be mailed or emailed to: 
 
Monticello Field Office
Attn: Cliff Giffen
P.O. Box 7
Monticello, UT 84535
Blm_ut_mt_og_leasing_comments@blm.gov

Written comments on the Color Country District EA should be mailed or emailed to:

Richfield Field Office
Attn: Stan Andersen
150 East 900 North
Richfield, UT 84701
slanders@blm.gov
 
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 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.
 
To learn more about BLM-Utah oil and gas lease sales, visit: 
 
http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/prog/energy/oil_and_gas/oil_and_gas_lease.html.
 
For further information, 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. 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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Last updated: 12-20-2013