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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Canyon Country District Office
 
Release Date: 04/25/14
Contacts: Lisa Bryant, (435)259-2150    

BLM to Host Master Leasing Plan Open House


Moab, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Canyon Country District Office will host an open house on May 14 to provide information about the Moab Master Leasing Plan process and give an update on the status of the preliminary range of alternatives.  At the open house, the BLM will have a selection of maps depicting the preliminary range of alternatives and will be available to assist the public with questions.  Information regarding the preliminary range of alternatives will also be made available on the Moab Master Leasing Plan website at:  www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/moab/MLP.html.

The Moab Master Leasing Plan will provide the framework for future oil, gas, and potash leasing within the approximately 900,000-acre planning area, which includes portions of Grand and San Juan Counties.  Since this planning effort was initiated, several important steps have been completed including finalizing an Analysis of the Management Situation Report, a Scoping Summary Report,  Reasonable Foreseeable Development scenarios, a Socioeconomic Baseline Report, and developing preliminary alternatives. 

The BLM welcomes feedback on the preliminary range of alternatives from the public through May 28, 2014.  This feedback will assist the BLM in finalizing the alternatives for development of the Draft Master Leasing Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (MLP/EIS).  The BLM anticipates releasing the Draft MLP/EIS in fall 2014 with a formal public comment period to follow. 

The open house will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on May 14 at the Grand Center, 185 North 500 West, Moab, Utah.  For further information regarding the meeting, please call 435-259-2100.

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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: 04-25-2014