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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Utah State Office
 
Release Date: 05/07/14
Contacts: Stephanie Howard , 435-781-4469  

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 a proposal to drill three gas wells on 22 acres approximately 60 miles southeast of Vernal, Utah, close to the Utah-Colorado border.
                      
Additional project-specific information is available in the EA, which can be found 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 May 22, 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 “Foundation Three Wells” 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.
 
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 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: 05-07-2014