BLM seeks comments on parcels offered in June oil and gas lease sale


Bureau of Land Management

BLM Office:

Utah State Office

Media Contact:

Ryan Sutherland

CEDAR CITY, Utah — In keeping with the Administration’s America First Energy Plan, the Bureau of Land Management today began a 30-day public comment on an Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluating offering approximately 3,708 acres of federal minerals in Sevier and Wayne counties (Richfield Field Office), Utah for oil and gas leasing.  The BLM has also completed a Determination of NEPA Adequacy (DNA) for an 80-acre parcel in Beaver County (Cedar City Field Office).

The EA, including maps and lease stipulations is available for review at   The DNA, including maps and lease stipulations is available for review at

“The BLM welcomes your comments because public involvement is an integral part in our evaluation of the proposal,” said Ahmed Mohsen, Color Country District Manager.

The public review and comment period closes on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.  Comments are most useful when they identify issues relevant to the proposed action or contain new technical or scientific information.  Comments that contain only opinions or preferences will not receive a formal response, but may be considered in the BLM decision-making process.

Comments will be most helpful if received and accepted via BLM’s ePlanning website at or You may also send comments via email at or mailed to the BLM Color Country District Office, 176 E. DL Sargent Drive, Cedar City, UT 84721 (include “Color Country District June 2018 Oil and Gas Lease Sale" in the subject line).  If the comments are emailed or mailed to any other addresses than those above, the BLM does not guarantee they will be addressed.

Oil and gas development on BLM-managed lands in Utah contributed $1.7 billion to the economy and supported 9,171 jobs in Fiscal Year 2016.

For more information, please contact Gina Ginouves at (435) 865-3011 (Cedar City Field Office), or Brandon Jolley at (435) 896-1540 (Richfield Field Office).

Before including an address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in any comments, please be aware the entire comment, including personal identifying information, may become publicly available. While individuals may request BLM to withhold personal identifying information from public view, the BLM cannot guarantee it will be able to do so.  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.

 Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours.  The FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual.  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.