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Rock Springs Field Office
Release Date: 12/12/13
Contacts: Serena Baker,    

BLM Rock Springs Seeking Comment on Public Land Direct Sale

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Field Office is seeking comment on a proposal to segregate and offer for non-competitive direct sale roughly 60 acres of public land approximately 30 miles east of Rock Springs, Wyo. in Sweetwater County, for no less than fair market value.  

The parcel is adjacent to the Jim Bridger Power Plant landfill, operated by PacifiCorp. PacifiCorp has proposed acquisition of this parcel in order to expand the landfill. If the land sale is approved, the mineral rights will remain Federal property. The 1997 BLM Green River Resource Management Plan identifies this 60 acre parcel as suitable for disposal.  

Written comments will be accepted until January 27, 2014. Comments may be emailed to (please include PacifiCorp Landfill Comment in the subject line), faxed to (307) 352-0329, or mailed to the Bureau of Land Management, Rock Springs Field Office, Attn: PacifiCorp Landfill Comment, 280 Highway 191 North, Rock Springs, WY 82901.  

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 below individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the below individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.  

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.  

For further information, please contact Carol Montgomery at (307) 352-0256.  

Note to editor: a link to the maps and proposed project documents can be found at  

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.

Rock Springs Field Office   280 Hwy 191 N.      Rock Springs, WY 82901   

Last updated: 12-13-2013