BLM hosts public open houses on Moab Master Leasing Plan

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MOAB — The Bureau of Land Management Utah Moab Field Office is hosting public open houses to provide information about the Moab Master Leasing Plan, draft amendments to the Moab and Monticello Resource Management Plans and a draft Environmental Impact Statement.

The MLP considers new leasing of oil and gas and potash on approximately 785,000 acres of public lands within the planning area.

The BLM recognizes the importance and value of public participation during the land use planning process, it said in its press release.   Citizens who have an interest in public lands in the planning area are encouraged to attend an open house meeting at one of the following locations to learn more about the draft plan:

  • Sept. 23 | 4-7 p.m., Grand Center, 182 N. 500 West, Moab
  • Sept. 24 | 4-6 p.m., Monticello Public Library, 80 N. Main St. Monticello
  • Oct. 6 | 4-7 p.m., Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City

The MLP, Draft RMP Amendments and Draft EIS are available online for public review.

Written comments will be accepted by letter or email until Nov. 23. 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 that contain only opinions or preferences will not receive a formal response but may be considered in the BLM decision-making process. Please reference “Moab MLP” when submitting comments.

Written comments may be mailed or emailed using the following:

Bureau of Land Management
Canyon Country District Office
Attn:  MLP Comments
82 East Dogwood
Moab, Utah 84532

Email

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 project-specific information, please contact Brent Northrup at 435-259-2100. 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. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours.

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