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Utah Sate Office
Release Date: 12/21/11
Contacts: Randal Griffin , 801-977-4314  

Bureau of Land Management Offers Reward for Illegal Tire Dumping

Salt Lake City-The Bureau of Land Management, West Desert District is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of the party responsible for illegally dumping over 70 tires on public lands near Five Mile Pass Recreation Area in Tooele County. The dumping is thought to have occurred within the last 30 days. The majority of tires dumped were for large commercial truck and heavy equipment operations; evidence suggests the tires were dumped on one or more occasions.

Clean-up costs to remove the illegally dumped tires are estimated at $2,000-$5,000.

The BLM is urging anyone that might have witnessed this dumping or any information as to the identity of the responsible party to contact Salt Lake Field Office law enforcement at (801) 977-4314.

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.

Utah Sate Office   440 West 200 South, Suite 500      SLC, UT 84101-1345  

Last updated: 12-21-2011