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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Green River District Office
 
Release Date: 06/10/14
Contacts: Lola Bird , 801-539-4033  

BLM Seeks Comment on Proposed Natural Gas Wells in Eastern Utah


Vernal, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Vernal Field Office is seeking public comment on an Environmental Assessment (EA) analyzing Koch Exploration Company’s proposal to drill up to 135 wells on up to 37 existing well pads in an area approximately 40 miles southwest of Vernal, Utah. The proposed project would disturb 340 acres of land.  
 
Additional project-specific information is available in the EA, which can be found online on the Vernal Field Office NEPA documents webpage at: http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/vernal/planning/nepa_.html.
 
Written comments will be accepted by letter or email until July 10, 2014.  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 which contain only opinions or preferences will not receive a formal response but may be considered in the BLM decision-making process. Please reference “Wild Horse Bench” when submitting written comments.  Written comments should be mailed or emailed using the following addresses:
 
Mail
Bureau of Land Management
Vernal Field Office
Attn: Stephanie Howard
170 South 500 East
Vernal, UT 84078
 
Email
BLM_UT_Vernal_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.  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. 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 project-specific information, please contact Stephanie Howard at (435)781-4469.  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 sent 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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Green River District Office   170 South 500 East      Vernal, Utah 84078  

Last updated: 06-10-2014