The BLM will be preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) on the proposed pipeline and invites the public to provide input on preliminary issues and planning criteria for the project EA. A reasonable range of alternatives will be developed to respond to the issues identified at the outset of the NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) process.
Each alternative will outline solutions to the issues and concerns brought out through public scoping to develop reasonable approaches for using these new treatment options. The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant issues that will influence the environmental analysis, including alternatives, and guide the planning process. The public scoping period is open until Feb. 12, 2013.
Please note that the most useful comments are those that identify issues relevant to the proposed action or contain new technical or scientific information. Comments which contain only opinions or preferences will not receive a formal response, but may be considered in the BLM decision-making process.
Please reference “Pipeline” or include the word “Pipeline” in the subject line when submitting comments. Written comments should be mailed to: Bureau of Land ManagementMoab Field OfficeAttn: Jan Denney82 E. DogwoodMoab, UT 84532 Written comments may also be submitted via email to: UT_Moab_Comments@blm.gov Before including an address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time.
While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. The BLM will not consider anonymous comments. All submissions from organizations and businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be available for public inspection in their entirety.
For further information concerning the proposed project or the public scoping period, contact the BLM-Utah Moab Field Office at (435)259-2100. 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 with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.
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