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Release Date: 05/06/13
Contacts: Megan Crandall , 801-539-4020 ,
  Lola Bird , 801-539-4033 ,

BLM Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Coal Lease by Application

Price, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Price Field Office is seeking public comment for an applicant-initiated mineral lease located 30 miles southeast of Price, Utah.  The Williams Draw lease parcel is approximately 4,191 acres, has recoverable coal reserves in excess of 30 million tons, and has been previously leased.

Coal would be mined underground using longwall mining methods with the exception of areas underlying protected surface water resources.  Varying levels of surface subsidence can be expected with full extraction mining, and for which mitigation measures have been added.  The proposal, in its entirety, can be found on the BLM Utah Environmental Notification Bulletin Board at:; type “Williams Draw” in the Project Name place holder.
Written comments will be accepted by letter or email until June 15, 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. Please reference “Williams Draw” when submitting comments.

Written comments may be mailed or emailed using the following:
Mailing Address
Bureau of Land Management
Price Field Office
Attn: Steve Rigby
125 South 600 West
Price, Utah 84501
Email Address
Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, please be aware that your comment is public information.

For further information, please contact Steve Rigby at (435) 636-3604. 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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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: 05-07-2013