According to a press release from the agency, “BLM continues to support a balanced approach to energy exploration and working landscapes on public lands,” said Kent Hoffman, deputy state director for lands and minerals. “We carefully considered comments from the public and our partners in developing the list of parcels and resource protection measures for this lease sale.”
Links to the lease sale’s environmental assessments (EAs), lists and maps of the parcels, and the attached stipulations are online at https://go.usa.gov/xUmSw. The posting of the sale notice begins the protest period. The public protest period ends Aug. 6, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. Protests must be submitted to the BLM Utah State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, UT 84101or faxed to Sheri Wysong at (801) 539-4237.
For more information, contact Wysong at (801) 539-4067. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question with the above individual. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours.
According to the press release, oil and gas development on BLM-managed lands in Utah contributed $1.7 billion to the economy and supported 9,171 jobs in Fiscal Year 2016.