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Release Date: 06/19/14
Contacts: Megan Crandall , 801-539-4020  

BLM Seeks Public Comment on Proposed February 2015 Oil and Gas Lease Sale

Moab, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah, Canyon Country District is seeking public input on parcels nominated for the February 2015 Oil and Gas Lease Sale. Following this public scoping period which ends on July 25, 2014, the BLM will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) to analyze potential impacts associated with leasing these nominated parcels.  The public is encouraged to provide comments to help the BLM identify relevant issues that will influence the scope of the analysis and guide the development process for the environmental assessment.
The proposed parcel list is available for review at both the Monticello and Moab Field Offices (see addresses below) and online at: and

Written comments will be accepted throughout the public scoping period, which closes on July 25, 2014. Please note that the most useful comments are those that identify issues relevant to the proposed action. Comments which contain only opinions or preferences will not receive a formal response but may be considered in the BLM planning process. Please reference the "February 2015 Oil and Gas Lease Sale" when submitting comments. 

Written comments on the February 2015 oil and gas lease sale may be mailed or emailed to: 

Monticello Field Office
Attn: Cliff Giffen
365 North Main
Monticello, UT 84535
Moab Field Office
Attn: Cliff Giffen
82 East Dogwood
Moab, UT 84532

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. 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 additional information, please contact Cliff Giffen at (435)587-1524. 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 for the above individual. Replies are provided 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: 06-19-2014