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Release Date: 09/20/13
Contacts: Shannon Borders, 970-240-5399    

BLM Seeks Public Comments for Land Conveyance to City of Durango (09-20-13)

DURANGO, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a notice to offer about four acres of public lands for conveyance to the City of Durango to construct a storm water treatment facility.  

The East 32nd Street parcel would enable the City of Durango to filter oils and other toxins found in the storm water before discharging it into the Animas River. The BLM uses the Notice of Realty Action under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act to determine the suitability or unsuitability of the land and the proposed development.

If approved, the City of Durango would construct a storm water treatment facility for the Holly Avenue storm sewer system serving the northeast portion of the City.

The BLM acquired the property in 1970 with the intention of building administrative offices, but has only used the parcel as a storage area. The parcel has been recognized as suitable for title transfer and is no longer needed for its original intended purpose..

Public comments should be received by Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Written comments must be submitted to the Associate Field Manager, BLM Tres Rios Field Office, 15 Burnett Court, Durango, CO  81301.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, please be advised 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 from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

For more information, please Jennifer Jardine, BLM Realty Specialist, at 970-385-1224  

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

  15 Burnett Court      Durango, CO 81301  

Last updated: 09-20-2013