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Release Date: 04/23/13
Contacts: Marie McGann , 435-259-2135  

BLM Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Oil and Gas Well

Moab, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Moab Field Office (MFO) is seeking public comment on an Environmental Assessment (EA) analyzing the potential impacts of a proposed oil and gas well southeast of La Sal, Utah, in the Lisbon Valley area of San Juan County.

Through construction of an access road, pipeline and well pad, the proposed Big Indian #24-31-30-25 oil and gas well would create approximately 11 acres of surface disturbance on public lands.  The proponent for the proposed action is CCI Paradox Upstream, LLC, formerly known as Patara Oil and Gas, LLC. 

Additional information about the proposed project is included in the EA, which is now available for public review and comment on the Environmental Notification Bulletin (ENBB) at; search for project name “Big Indian.”

Written comments will be accepted by letter or email until May 24, 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 on the EA should be as specific as possible with references to page numbers and chapters of the document.  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 “Big Indian EA” when submitting comments.

Written comments may be mailed or emailed using the following:

Mailing Address
Bureau of Land Management
Moab Field Office
Attn: Oil and Gas Program
82 East Dogwood
Moab, Utah  84532

Email Address

Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, please be aware that your entire comment—including personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time.  While you can ask in your comment to withhold personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.  The 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. 

For further information, please contact Marie McGann at (435) 259-2135.  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.

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.

Last updated: 04-24-2013