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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Utah State Office
 
Release Date: 01/29/13
Contacts: Dave Watson, (801) 977-4368    

BLM Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Verizon Communication Project


Salt Lake City, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Salt Lake Field Office is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment (EA) analyzing the potential impacts of a proposed communication project.
 
The proposed project area for the Verizon Johnson Pass Communication Site Lease can be accessed from State Route 199 in Tooele County, Utah, near Johnson Pass in the Stansbury Mountains. Additional information about the proposed project is included in the 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 – Friday, except federal holidays.  An electronic copy of the EA can be found here - http://blm.gov/lzkd
 
The public review and comment period for this EA is open until 4:30 p.m., Feb. 25, 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 the Johnson Pass Communication Site EA when submitting your comments. Written comments may be mailed, emailed, or submitted via fax using the following:
 
Mailing Address
Bureau of Land Management
Salt Lake Field Office
Attn: Dale Earl
2370 South 2300 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84119
 
Email Address
blm_ut_sl_comments@blm.gov
 
Fax Number
 (801) 977-4397
 
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, please contact Dave Watson, Realty Specialist, at (801) 977-4368. 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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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: 01-29-2013