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Release Date: 08/15/14
Contacts: Megan Crandall , 801-539-4020  

BLM Posts Proposed Parcel List for November 2014 Oil and Gas Lease Sale

Salt Lake City—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah today posted the list of parcels proposed for auction at the quarterly competitive oil and gas lease sale scheduled for Nov. 18, 2014, in Salt Lake City.  Posting initiates a 30-day public protest period.

The list includes 69 proposed parcels covering 72,236 acres in the Vernal, Price and Richfield Field Offices. The Vernal Field Office contains 39 parcels covering 37,705 acres; the Price Field Office has 29 parcels covering 33,908 acres and the Richfield Field Office contains one parcel covering 623 acres. All 69 parcels are identified as available to oil and gas leasing under the current resource management plans for the Vernal, Price and Richfield Field Offices.

All protests must be received no later than 4:30 p.m., Sept. 15, 2014.  Protests should be as specific as possible. Those which contain only opinions or preferences will not receive a formal response, but may be considered in the BLM decision-making process. Protests may be mailed to the BLM-Utah State Office at 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, or faxed to the attention of Justin Abernathy at (801)539-4237. For information on how to file a timely protest, please refer to the November 2014 Notice of Competitive Lease Sale, which can be accessed online at:  Hard copies of the sale notice may also be obtained in person from the BLM-Utah State Office Public Room at the address listed above.

Before including an address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in any comments, be aware that the entire comment—including personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. Requests to withhold personal identifying information from public review can be submitted, but the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so.

The competitive oral auction will take place at the BLM-Utah State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101.  The sale room opens at 7:45 a.m. to allow potential bidders to register and obtain a bidder number.  The competitive oral auction will begin at 9 a.m.

For additional information about oil and gas leasing in Utah, please contact Justin Abernathy at (801)539-4067. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question with the above individual. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours. Follow us on Twitter

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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.

Utah State Office   440 West 200 South, Suite 500      Salt Lake City, UT 84101  

Last updated: 08-15-2014