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  • BLM Seeks Public Comment on Amended San Juan Business Plan
    by kcsg.com news
    Published - 08/27/14 - 02:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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    (MONTICELLO, Utah) - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Monticello Field Office is seeking public comment on an Amended Business Plan for the San Juan River. The addendum proposes moving the San Juan River non-commercial boating permit lottery and reservation system to www.recreation.gov to improve customer service and permitting efficiency. Each year, more than 11,000 visitors take river trips in San Juan County, where BLM management of public lands and waters supports jobs and boosts the local economy.

    Since approval of the initial business plan in November 2013, the BLM has determined that www.recreation.gov is the best online service for San Juan River reservations. The addendum in the Amended Business Plan for the San Juan River details and analyzes the proposed move to Recreation.gov and associated changes to business rules, including fee payment timelines, refund policy, and fee collection.

    An electronic copy of the Amended Business Plan for the San Juan River is available for public review and comment on the Monticello Field Office website at: http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/monticello.html. Copies can also be viewed at the BLM Monticello Field Office, 365 N. Main Street, Monticello, Utah.

    Written comments will be accepted by letter or email through Sept. 29, 2014. Please reference “Amended San Juan Business Plan” when submitting comments. Please limit comments to the Addendum (Section J) as the rest of the business plan was recently approved following a public comment period. Written comments may be mailed or emailed using the following addresses:

    Mail

    Bureau of Land Management

    Monticello Field Office

    Attn: Amended San Juan Business Plan

    P.O. Box 7

    Monticello, Utah 84535

    Email

    BLM_UT_MT_Comments@blm.gov

    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 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 additional information regarding the proposal, contact Donald Hoffheins at (435)587-1500. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question for the above individual. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours.

    The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.

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