Notice of Intent To Prepare a Master Leasing Plan, Amendments to
the Resource Management Plans for the Moab and Monticello Field
Offices, and an Associated Environmental Impact Statement
AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of Intent.
SUMMARY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of
1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of
1976 (FLPMA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Moab and
Monticello Field Offices, Utah, intend to prepare a Master Leasing Plan
(MLP), amendments to the 2008 Moab and Monticello Resource Management
Plans (RMPs), and a single environmental impact statement (EIS) to
consider leasing for oil and gas and potash on about 783,000 acres of
public lands. By this notice, the BLM is announcing the beginning of
the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
DATES: This notice initiates the public scoping process for the MLP/
plan amendments and associated EIS. Comments on issues may be submitted
in writing prior to the end of the scoping period which is 60 days
after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.
During the scoping period, it is anticipated that scoping meetings will
be held in Moab, Monticello, and Salt Lake City, Utah. The date(s) and
locations(s) of the scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days
in advance through local media, newspapers, and the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/21jd
. Additional opportunities for public
participation will be provided upon publication of the Draft EIS.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Master Leasing Plan
and plan amendments by any of the following methods:
Mail: BLM, Moab Field Office, 82 East Dogwood, Moab, Utah
84532, Attention: Brent Northrup
Fax: (435) 259-2106
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have
your name added to our mailing list, contact Brent Northrup, Project
Manager, BLM Moab Field Office, 82 East Dogwood, Moab, UT 84532,
telephone (435) 259-2151 or email Brent_Northrup@blm.gov
. Persons who
use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above
individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours
a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question for the above
individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.For the full notice .... http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-03-05/html/2012-5177.htm