BLM seeks comments on proposed potash project
Jun 06, 2013 | 594 views | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Moab Field Office is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment (EA) analyzing the potential impacts of American Potash LLC’s proposal to drill four exploration core holes for potash in the Spring Canyon Point area of Grand County. The proposed project would create approximately 17 acres of surface disturbance on public lands, BLM officials said in a news release..

Additional information about the proposed project is included in the EA, which is now available for public review at: https://www.blm.gov/ut/enbb/index.php. Hard copies are also available at the Moab BLM Field Office, 82 E. Dogwood, Moab, UT 84532.

Written comments will be accepted by letter or email until July 8. According to the news release, the BLM is specifically asking for comments that “identify issues relevant to the proposed action or contain new technical or scientific information.”

Comments on the EA should be as specific “as possible with references to page numbers and chapters of the document. Comments which contain only opinions or preferences will not receive a formal response, but may be considered in the BLM decision-making process,” the news release stated.

When submitting comments, the email or letter should reference “American Potash.”

Written comments may be mailed or emailed to: Bureau of Land Management Moab Field Office, 82 East Dogwood Moab, Utah 84532. Comments may also be submitted by email to: blm_ut_mb_comments@blm.gov.

Those submitting comments should be aware that the entire comment—including personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time, according to the news release. Requests can be made to the BLM to withhold personal identifying information when the comments are made available to the public, but the agency cannot guarantee such requests can be honored, according to the news release.

For further information, contact Rebecca Doolittle at 435-259-2100.

Copyright 2013 The Times-Independent. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

report abuse...

Express yourself:

We're glad to give readers a forum to express their points of view on issues important to this community. That forum is the “Letters to the Editor.” Letters to the editor may be submitted directly to The Times-Independent through this link and will be published in the print edition of the newspaper. All letters must be the original work of the letter writer – form letters will not be accepted. All letters must include the actual first and last name of the letter writer, the writer’s address, city and state and telephone number. Anonymous letters will not be accepted.

Letters may not exceed 400 words in length, must be regarding issues of general interest to the community, and may not include personal attacks, offensive language, ethnic or racial slurs, or attacks on personal or religious beliefs. Letters should focus on a single issue. Letters that proselytize or focus on theological debates will not be published. During political campaigns, The Times-Independent will not publish letters supporting or opposing any local candidate. Thank you letters are generally not accepted for publication unless the letter has a public purpose. Thank you letters dealing with private matters that compliment or complain about a business or individual will not be published. Nor will letters listing the names of individuals and/or businesses that supported a cause or event. Thank you letters about good Samaritan acts will be considered at the discretion of the newspaper.