Public invited to comment on proposed Gap Wash right-of-way amendment



BLM Office:

St George Field Office

Media Contact:

Christian Venhuizen

ST. GEORGE, Utah – The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) St. George Field Office is analyzing a proposed right-of-way amendment from the City of St. George to add additional water storage and water transmission pipelines in the Gap Wash area. The BLM prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment for the City of St. George Gap Wash Right-of-Way Amendment that is available for a 30-day public review and comment period at

The proposal would amend the city’s current 50-foot right-of-way to add two buried pipelines and construct a two-million-gallon water storage tank on the pad adjacent to the existing tank. The proposal is completely within the established right-of-way.

“This proposed project is wholly in areas that the city already uses to provide water to its residents and has an existing right-of-way, which is the location we focused our analysis on in the draft environmental assessment,” said St. George Field Manager Keith Rigtrup. “As a community partner, we work with local governments to develop proposals that reduce impacts while providing the infrastructure they need. Then we make sure those proposals are fully analyzed using the best science available and provide the public a chance to help form the decision.”

Comments must be submitted on, or postmarked by, June 3, 2021, to be considered. Comments may be submitted through the project website at, by mail to the St. George Field Office, 345 East Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah, 84790 or by email to, with a subject line of “Gap Wash ROW Comment.” Please include your name and street address. Before including an address, phone number, email address, or other personally identifiable 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 further information concerning the public comment period on the proposal, visit or contact Stephanie Trujillo, realty specialist, at (435) 688-3343 or Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question for the above individual. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.