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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Moab Field Office
 
Release Date: 11/18/13
Contacts: Katie Stevens, (435)259-2172    

BLM Seeks Comment on Proposed Amendment to Moab Business Plan


Moab, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Moab Field Office is seeking written comments on a proposal to amend the Moab Business Plan. The proposed amendment would establish fees at six existing BLM campgrounds near Moab, Utah—Bitter Creek, Westwater, Fish Ford, Hideout Canyon, Cowskin, and Swasey’s Rapid. Operational costs have continued to rise as use of these campgrounds has increased over the years. To offset these rising costs, the BLM proposes to collect fees of $10 or $15 per campsite, per night depending on the level of campground development.  
 
The business plan, which includes information regarding campground infrastructure and maintenance needs, is available for review online at:  https://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/moab.html. 
 
Additionally, the Utah Recreation Resource Advisory Council will meet on Jan. 10, 2014, to consider the proposal.
 
Written comments will be accepted by letter or email until Dec. 20, 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 “Amended Campground Business Plan” when submitting comments. Written comments may be mailed or emailed using the following:
 
Mail:
Bureau of Land Management
Moab Field Office
Attn: Amended Campground Business Plan Comment
82 E. Dogwood
Moab, UT 84532

Email:
kstevens@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.

For more information, contact Katie Stevens (435)259-2172. 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 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.
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Moab Field Office   82 East Dogwood      Moab, UT 84532  

Last updated: 11-18-2013