U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Moab Field Office
|Release Date: 05/23/13|
BLM Seeks Public Comment on Potash Exploration Proposal
Moab, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Moab Field Office is seeking public comment on an Environmental Assessment (EA) analyzing the potential impacts of American Potash LLC’s proposal to drill four exploration core holes for potash in the Spring Canyon Point area of Grand County. The proposed project would create approximately 17 acres of surface disturbance on public lands.
Additional information about the proposed project is included in the EA, which is now available for public review at: https://www.blm.gov/ut/enbb/index.php. Hard copies are also available at the Moab BLM Field Office, 82 E. Dogwood, Moab, UT 84532.
Written comments will be accepted by letter or email until July 1, 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 on the EA should be as specific as possible with references to page numbers and chapters of the document. 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 “American Potash” when submitting comments.
Written comments may be mailed or emailed using the following:
Bureau of Land Management
Moab Field Office
82 East Dogwood
Moab, Utah 84532
Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in 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.
For further information, please contact Rebecca Doolittle 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 contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven 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 multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.
Moab Field Office 82 East Dogwood Moab, UT 84532
|Last updated: 05-23-2013|
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