BLM posts proposed parcel list for November lease sale

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

The list includes 55 proposed parcels covering 73,195 acres in the Price, Vernal and Fillmore field offices and the Fishlake National Forest.

The Price Field Office contains 32 parcels covering 55,286 acres, the Vernal Field Office has 10 parcels covering 3,313 acres, the Fillmore Field Office has nine parcels covering 12,943 acres and the Fishlake National Forest has four parcels covering 1,653 acres.

All 55 parcels are identified as available to oil and gas leasing under the current resource management plans for the Price, Vernal and Fillmore offices and the Fishlake National Forest.

All protests must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 16. Protests should be as specific as possible. Those that 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 Becky Hammond at 801-539-4237.

For information on how to file a timely protest, please refer to the November 2015 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 competitive oral auction will take place at the BLM-Utah State Office. The sale room opens at 7:45 a.m. to allow potential bidders to register and obtain a bidder number. The competitive oral auction will begin at 9 a.m.

For additional information about oil and gas leasing in Utah, please contact Becky Hammond at 801-539-4039.  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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