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Moab Field Office
Release Date: 04/25/13
Contacts: Rebecca Doolittle, 435-259-2141    
  Lisa Bryant, 435-259-2150    

BLM Issues Decision Record for Potash Exploration Project in Southern Utah

Moab, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Moab Field Office released a Finding of No Significant Impact and signed the Decision Record approving the proposed Hatch Point Potash Exploration Project in San Juan County, Utah.

After completing an environmental assessment (EA), the BLM decided to authorize approximately 39 acres of surface disturbance associated with potash exploration to identify the existence and workability of potentially valuable potash resources near Hatch Point in the Moab Field Office. The EA analyzed the potential environmental impacts related to the proposed construction of four core hole locations and core hole road access and improvements proposed by K2O Utah LLC. The exploration will take place under 22 approved potash prospecting permits.

The environmental document, FONSI, and decision record can be viewed online at:

To obtain the EA and associated documents on CD, please contact Rebecca Doolittle at the Moab Field Office, 82 East Dogwood, Moab, Utah 84532. 

For further information, please contact Rebecca Doolittle at (435)259-2141. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

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Moab Field Office   82 East Dogwood      Moab, UT 84532  

Last updated: 04-25-2013