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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Utah State Office
 
Release Date: 09/05/13
Contacts: Marie McGann , 435-259-2100  

BLM Extends Comment Period on Proposed Geophysical Project


Moab, Utah—In response to a request for a longer comment period, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Moab Field Office is extending the public scoping period for the Lion Mesa three-dimensional (3D) Geophysical project. Comments will now be accepted through Sept. 27, 2013. 
 
The BLM is seeking public scoping comments for the proposed geophysical project in the Hatch Point area. The purpose of the public scoping process is to help the BLM identify relevant issues that could influence the scope of the environmental analysis including alternativesand to guide the planning process. 
 
Fidelity Exploration and Production Company proposes conducting mineral exploration in a 50-square mile area (32,186 acres) southwest of Moab, Utah. The proposed exploration project is located on the northern end of Hatch Point and is generally bounded on the north by Hurrah Pass, on the south by the southern portion of Hatch Point, on the east by Kane Springs Canyon, and on the west by Lockhart Basin.
 
A map of the project area is available on the Environmental Notification Bulletin Board at: www.blm.gov/ut/enbb/search.php; search for project name “Lion Mesa 3D.” 
 
Written comments will be accepted by letter or email until Sept. 27, 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 “Lion Mesa 3D” when submitting comments.
 
Written comments may be submitted by mail or email using the following:
 
Mail
Bureau of Land Management
Moab Field Office
Attn: Marie McGann
82 East Dogwood
Moab, Utah 84532
 
Email
blm_ut_mb_comments@blm.gov
 
Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in any comments, be aware that the entire commentincluding personal identifying informationmay 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 additional information, contact Marie McGann 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 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.
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Last updated: 09-09-2013