BLM posts proposed Sevier County parcel list for May lease sale

SALT LAKE CITY  The Bureau of Land Management Utah Color Country District Office posted on Thursday the list of parcels proposed for auction at the quarterly competitive oil and gas lease sale scheduled for May 17 in Salt Lake City. Posting initiates a 30-day public protest period.

The list includes four proposed parcels covering approximately 6,743 acres in Sevier County. All four parcels are identified as available to oil and gas leasing under the current resource management plans for the Richfield Field Offices.

All protests must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. March 14. Protests should be as specific as possible. Those which contain only opinions or preferences will not receive a formal response, but may be considered in the BLM decision-making process.

Protests may be mailed to the BLM-Utah State Office at 440 W. 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, or faxed to the attention of Sheri Wysong at 801-539-4237.

For information on how to file a timely protest, please refer to the May 2016 Notice of Competitive Lease Sale, which can be accessed online

Hard copies of the sale notice may also be obtained in person from the BLM-Utah State Office Public Room at the address listed above.

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.

The location of the sale will be announced by Information Notice posted in the Utah State Office Business Information Center (Public Room) and online on March 28.

For additional information about oil and gas leasing in Utah, please contact Sheri Wysong at 801-539-4067. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question with 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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