BLM Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Geophysical Project


BLM News Release

Moab, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Moab Field Office is seeking public input on Dawson Geophysical Company’s Notice of Intent to conduct a three-dimensional (3D) geophysical seismic survey project in Grand County, Utah.  The proposed project is located approximately 26 miles northwest of Moab, Utah.  The proposed project area encompases 60.4 square miles or about 38,660 acres.

Following the public scoping period, which ends on Oct. 19, 2015, the BLM will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) to analyze potential impacts associated with the project.  The public is encouraged to provide comments to help the BLM identify relevant issues that will influence the scope of the analysis and guide the development process for the EA.

The proposed project and maps are available for review at the Moab Field Offices, 82 East Dogwood, Moab, Utah 84532.  The project information can also be accessed, and comments submitted electronically, using the BLM ePlanning website:

Navigate to the website identified above, choose the “Advanced Search” under “Text Search,” and type “Gunnison Valley 3D Seismic Survey Project” in the “Project Name” field.  Open the project webpage (located at the bottom of the page) and click on “Documents.”  Select the “Comment on Document” button to provide a comment.

Written comments will be accepted until Oct. 19, 2015.  Please note that the most useful comments are those that identify issues relevant to the proposed action.  Comments which contain only opinions or preferences will not receive a formal response, but may be considered in the BLM planning process.  Please reference “Gunnison Valley 3D Seismic Survey Project” when submitting written comments.

Written comments may be mailed to the following address:

Bureau of Land Management
Moab Field Office
Attn:  Rebecca Doolittle
82 East Dogwood
Moab, Utah 84532

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 Rebecca Doolittle at (435)259-2141.  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.
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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