BLM Price Field Office to initiate 15-day comment period on an isolated parcel of public land


Bureau of Land Management

BLM Office:

Price Field Office

Media Contact:

Heather O'Hanlon

PRICE, Utah – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Price Field Office is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment (EA) for a public land sale of approximately 200 acres in Emery County, south of Castle Dale. The lands would be offered for sale to PacifiCorp non-competitively due to the lack of public access and the company’s ownership of the surrounding lands, pursuant to 43 CFR 2711.3-3(a)(4). This notice initiates a 15-day public comment period.

“The BLM is processing a request from PacifiCorp to purchase land next to the Hunter Power Plant,” said Price Field Office Manager, Chris Conrad.  “This proposal is being considered due to the isolated nature of the parcel from other BLM managed lands.” 

The proposal for this non-competitive direct sale is being considered in conformance with the BLM Price Field Office Resource Management Plan that was approved in October 2008. The BLM welcomes and encourages public participation and diverse viewpoints to ensure we have thoroughly analyzed a proposal before making decisions affecting public lands and our local communities. Comments will be accepted from Nov. 16 through Dec. 1, 2018. Comments submitted by mail must be postmarked by Dec. 1, 2018. Please see the ePlanning webpage to review the EA:

Comments may be submitted by email to or by mail to the following address:  BLM-Price Field office, Attn: Parcel Sale, 125 South 600 West, Price, UT 84501.

Additional project information is available from Jaydon Mead, (435)-636-3600.  Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact Conrad during normal business hours.  FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for leaving a message or question.  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.