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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Monticello Field Office
 
Release Date: 07/02/14
Contacts: Donald Hoffheins, (435)587-1500    

BLM Seeks Public Comment on ATV Safari in Southeastern Utah


Monticello, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah, Monticello Field Office is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment (EA) analyzing potential impacts associated with a proposed ATV safari event.
 
The cities of Monticello and Blanding have hosted an annual ATV safari for the last ten years.  This EA analyzes proposed changes designed to improve the overall event and participant experience.  This year’s proposed three-day event would take place in September on 15 designated routes in Grand and San Juan Counties.  The event proposal also includes developing 14 trailheads in areas with existing surface disturbance. 
 
The EA, which includes route maps, is available for public review and comment on the Environmental Notification Bulletin Board at:  https://www.blm.gov/ut/enbb/index.php (search for project name “San Juan ATV Safari”). 
 
Written comments will be accepted by letter or email until close of business Aug. 1, 2014.  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 “San Juan ATV Safari” when submitting comments.
 
Written comments may be mailed or emailed using the following:
 
Mail
Bureau of Land Management
Monticello Field Office
Attn: Donald Hoffheins
P.O. Box 7
Monticello, UT 84535
 
Email
blm_ut_mt_comments@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. 
 
For additional information regarding the proposal, contact Donald Hoffheins at (435)587-1500.  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: 07-14-2014