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Proposal for Transfer of Federal Land Parcels in Uintah County to State of Utah

July 11, 2018
by John Weisheit

News Release
Vernal Field Office, Utah
Contact: Heather OHanlon
July 9, 2018
(801) 539-4129

Proposal for Transfer of Federal Land Parcels in Uintah County to State of Utah

Vernal, Utah  School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) has requested title to 440 acres of federal parcels in T11S-R25E, Sections 5, 6, and 8 of Uintah County under the authorities of the Utah Enabling Act of July 16, 1894. Transfer of the parcel would fulfill the intent of the Utah enabling act to support the states schools through the land grant managed by the state.

The Bureau of Land Management, Vernal Field Office (VFO) has completed an Environment Analysis to analyze the transfer of these lands from BLM to State administration. A 30-day public comment period will open on July 9.

The parcel requested, both surface and subsurface, are isolated from other BLM lands, said Travis Kern, VFO Manager, so they are administratively difficult to manage by themselves, and are entirely surrounded by private lands.

The Environmental Assessments are available for review at the following ePlanning links: http://go.usa.gov/xNwRJ. Comments can be added by clicking the Documents tab, then click the Comment on Document button.

For additional information, please contact Stephanie Howard at 435-781-4469. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800- 877-8339 to leave a message or question for the above individual. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours.

Comments due August 9, 2018

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