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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Kemmerer Field Office
 
Release Date: 01/20/12
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    
  307-315-0612    

BLM Kemmerer Field Office Seeks Public Input
on 3D Geophysical Project


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kemmerer Field Office (KFO) is seeking public comment on a proposed 3D geophysical exploration project and will hold a public scoping meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lyman Town Hall, 100 E. Sage St., Lyman, Wyo.

The project proponent will use vibroseis and shot hole methodologies in an area comprised of approximately 96,812 acres, or 151 square miles, of BLM, Forest Service and private lands one mile southeast from the town of Mountain View in Uinta County, Wyo. If approved, operations would begin in late summer 2012 and would be completed within an estimated 10 to 12 weeks.

Additional information on this proposed project is available at http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/kfo/uinta3d.html.

An environmental assessment (EA) will be prepared by the BLM to analyze the effects of this proposed project. Public comment is being sought to help identify potential issues, concerns, ideas and alternatives to be addressed in the EA. Mail or deliver written comments by March 2, 2012 to the KFO, 312 Highway 189 N., Kemmerer, WY 83101 or email to debrown@blm.gov with “Uinta 3D” in the subject line.

Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

For further information, please contact KFO Natural Resource Specialist Deej Brown at 307-828-4506.



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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Kemmerer Field Office   312 Highway 189 North      Kemmerer WY 83101  

Last updated: 01-20-2012