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Release Date: 12/17/12
Contacts: Megan Crandall, 801-539-4020    

BLM Seeks Public Comment on Proposed May 2013 Oil and Gas Lease Sale

Richfield, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Richfield Field Office is now seeking public comment on an environmental assessment (EA) analyzing the BLM’s proposal to offer 12 parcels covering 14,660 acres in the Richfield and Kanab Field Offices at the May 2013 quarterly oil and gas lease sale.
Additional information about the proposed parcels is included in the EA, which is available for public review and comment.  An electronic copy of the EA can be found at

A hard copy can be obtained in person at the Richfield Field Office, 150 East 900 North, Richfield or the Kanab Field Office, 669 South Highway 89A, Kanab, Utah.
The public review and comment period for this EA is open until Jan. 25, 2013.  Please note that the most useful comments are those that identify issues relevant to the proposed action or contain new technical or scientific information.  Comments which contain only opinions or preferences will not receive a formal response, but may be considered in the BLM decision-making process.
Please reference the "May 2013 Oil and Gas Lease Sale" when submitting comments.  Written comments should be mailed to:
Richfield Field Office
Attn: Stan Anderson
150 East 900 North
Richfield, UT 84701
Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware 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 your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.  BLM will not consider anonymous comments.  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.
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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.

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Last updated: 12-18-2012