Comment period extended: Proposed helium exploration project

SALT LAKE CITY — Due to the recent 16-day federal government shutdown, the public comment period for a proposed helium exploration project in the Bureau of Land Management’s Utah Price Field Office will be extended through Nov. 1.

“After assessing our workload and priorities as part of an orderly reopening, we determined that extending the comment period for this project is important to ensure that we are managing BLM-Utah lands with full public input and participation,” BLM-Utah State Director Juan Palma said.

The BLM invites the public to review and comment on an Environmental Assessment analyzing the potential impacts of IACX Energy’s proposal to drill a helium exploration well west of Highway 6 in Emery County. The proposed project would disturb approximately two acres.

The comment period for the Woodside Dome No. 2 Helium Exploration Project will be extended through Nov. 1. The Environmental Assessment linked here is available for public review and comment on the Environmental Notification Bulletin Board.

Written comments will be accepted by letter or email until Nov. 1, 2013. Please note that the most useful comments are those that contain new technical or scientific information relevant to the proposed action.

Comments should be as specific as possible. 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 “Woodside Dome No. 2” when submitting comments.

Written comments may be mailed or emailed using the following:


Bureau of Land Management
Price Field Office
Attn: Anita Jones
125 South 600 West
Price, UT 84501
Re: Woodside Dome No. 2


[email protected] – reference: Woodside Dome No. 2

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, the BLM cannot guarantee that it 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 on this proposed project

Contact Anita Jones – Telephone 435-636-3668.

Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf, or TDD, may call the Federal Information Relay Service at 800-877-8339 to leave a message or question for the above individual.  The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Replies are provided during normal business hours.

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