BLM seeks public comment on amended San Juan River business plan

MONTICELLO — The Bureau of Land Management-Utah Monticello Field Office is seeking public comment on an amended business plan for the San Juan River. The addendum proposes moving the San Juan River noncommercial boating permit lottery and reservation system online to improve customer service and permitting efficiency. Each year, more than 11,000 visitors take river trips in San Juan County, where BLM management of public lands and waters supports jobs and boosts the local economy.

Since approval of the initial business plan in November 2013, the BLM has determined that the online system is the best service for San Juan River reservations. The addendum in the amended business plan for the San Juan River details and analyzes the proposed move to Recreation.gov and associated changes to business rules, including fee payment timelines, refund policy and fee collection.

An electronic copy of the amended business plan for the San Juan River is available for public review and comment on the Monticello Field Office website. Copies can also be viewed at the BLM Monticello Field Office, 365 N. Main Street, Monticello, Utah.

Written comments will be accepted by letter or email through Sept. 29. Please reference “Amended San Juan Business Plan” when submitting comments. Please limit comments to the addendum (section J), as the rest of the business plan was recently approved following a public comment period. Written comments may be mailed or emailed using the following addresses:

Mail
Bureau of Land Management
Monticello Field Office
Attn: Amended San Juan Business Plan
P.O. Box 7
Monticello, Utah  84535

Email
BLM_UT_MT_Comments@blm.gov

Before including an address, phone number, email address or other personally identifiable 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 accommodate them. 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.

Resources

  • For additional information, contact Donald Hoffheins at 435-587-1500
  • 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
  • BLM Monticello website
  • BLM Twitter @BLMUtah

Submitted by the BLM-Utah

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