BLM Seeks Public Comment on the Emery Irrigation Pipeline Project


BLM Press Release

PRICE, Utah – BLM, Price Field Office has initiated a 15-day public comment period for the Emery County Irrigation Pipeline Project Environment Assessment. The comment period will extend through Nov. 28, 2018.

Muddy Creek Irrigation Company has proposed to install 1,828 feet of buried irrigation pipeline on BLM administered land in Emery County. This proposal is Phase II of the Muddy Creek Irrigation Company’s Emery Town Water Improvement Project. If the project is approved, the pipeline would replace 198,000 linear feet of earthen canal, reduce annual salt load by approximately 3,010 tons and provide pressurized irrigation to 2,000 acres.

“This project supports the salinity reduction work for the Colorado River and will also help serve the water needs of Emery County,” said Green River District Manager Gary Torres. “BLM strives to be a good neighbor and support local communities whenever possible.”

The public is encouraged to submit comments online through BLM’s ePlanning project page at On the website, the public can view the proposal and maps. Comments can be added by clicking the “Documents” tab, then clicking the “Comment on Document” button.

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.

Written comments may be mailed to BLM Utah Price Field Office at 125 S. 600 W, Price, Utah 84501. Please reference “Emery Irrigation” when submitting comments. Mailed comments must be post marked by Nov. 28, 2018.

Before including an address, phone number, email address or other personally identifiable 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 additional information, please contact Jaydon Mead at (435) 636-3600. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question for the above individual. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours.

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