BLM Seeks Comment on Environmental Assessment for November 2015 Oil and Gas Lease Sale


Press Release

Salt Lake City—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Green River District is seeking public comment on environmental assessments (EA) analyzing the BLM’s proposal to offer 45 parcels covering 64,877 acres in the Vernal and Price Field Offices at the November 2015 oil and gas lease sale.

Additional information about the proposed parcels is included in the EAs, which are now available for public review and comment. Electronic copies of the EAs can be found online at:

Hard copies of the EAs can be obtained in person at the BLM-Utah State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101; the Vernal Field Office, 170 South 500 East, Vernal, Utah 84078; or the Price Field Office, 125 South 600 West, Price, Utah 84501.

The public review and comment period closes at 4:30 p.m. on July 13, 2015. Please note that the most useful comments are those that identify issues relevant to the proposed action or contain new technical or scientific information. 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 the “November 2015 Oil and Gas Lease Sale” when submitting comments.

Comments on the Vernal Field Office EA should be mailed or emailed to:

Bureau of Land Management
Vernal Field Office
Attn:  Melissa Wardle
170 South 500 East
Vernal, Utah  84078


Comments on the Price Field Office EA should be mailed or emailed to:

Bureau of Land Management
Price Field Office
Attn:  Don Stephens
125 South 600 West
Price, Utah  84501


Before including an address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in any comments, be aware that the entire commentincluding personal identifying informationmay 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.

For further sale-specific information, contact Becky Hammond at (801)539-4039. 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.  he FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours.

To learn more about BLM-Utah oil and gas lease sales, visit:

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 manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In fiscal year 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.

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