BLM seeks public comment on an Environmental Assessment related to previously issued oil and gas leases in southern Utah


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SALT LAKE CITY – The Bureau of Land Management today opened a 30-day public comment period on an environmental assessment to reevaluate impacts associated with 29 oil and gas leases that were previously leased, totaling 46,919.91 acres in southern Utah. The comment period will close at 4:30 p.m. MT on Sept. 29, 2023.

The original leasing decisions were challenged following BLM’s March and December 2018 competitive oil and gas lease sales. In accordance with a settlement agreement, BLM prepared this analysis and is seeking public comments as it considers whether to affirm the 2018 leasing decisions, amend and affirm the leasing decisions, or cancel all or a portion of the leases.

Please visit the BLM National NEPA Register to submit comments electronically and for additional information and associated documents.

For additional information please contact Nathan Packer at

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.