Dec 28, 2011

Dear Nine Mile Canyon Coalition Partners:

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced the release of the Draft Environmental Assessment (below) for a project that will directly affect Nine Mile Canyon. The proposed pipeline easement across Federal and State lands will affect the historic Lower Ranch and the prehistoric Cottonwood Village Complex.

We encourage you to read the Draft EA and submit a comment to the BLM Price Field Office by the January 15, 2012 deadline.

Thank you.

Nine Mile Canyon Coalition Board of Directors


Release Date: 12/16/11
Contacts: Patricia Clabaugh at (435) 636-3600
Julie Howard at (435) 636-3600

BLM Announces Public Comment Period for Peter's Point Loop Line Environmental Assessment

Price, Utah--The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Price Field Office announces the 30-day public comment period from December 16, 2011 through January 15, 2012, for the proposed Peter's Point Loop Line Environmental Assessment (EA). The EA describes the potential impacts of Bill Barrett Corporation's proposal to construct, operate, and maintain a gas pipeline on the West Tavaputs Plateau in Carbon County.

The BLM is considering granting a right-of-way for this proposal. All activities associated with construction, operation, and maintenance of the pipeline would be within the authorized limits of the ROW. Any future realignment, reconstruction, or maintenance outside the authorized areawould require additional analysis.
Detailed information about this project is included in the EA available for public review and comment. An electronic copy of the EA can be found on the BLM's Environmental Notification Bulletin Board (ENBB) at or a hard copy can be obtained from the Price Field Office upon request. Comments which contain only opinions or preferences will not receive a formal response. However, they will be considered in the BLM decision-making process. The most useful comments are those that identify alternatives, identify issues relevant to the proposal, or contain new technical or scientific information.

Please reference the Peter's Point Loop Line EA when submitting comments. Comments, including names, e-mail addresses, and street addresses of respondents will be available for public review at the BLM Price Field Office during regular business hours (7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday), except federal holidays.

Please include a mailing or e-mail address, phone number, or other personal identifying information with comments. The BLM will not consider anonymous comments. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name, street address, or email address from public review and disclosure under the FOIA, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your written comment. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses will be made available for public inspection in their entirety.

Written comments will be accepted during the public comment period from December 16, 2011 through January 15, 2012. Please submit written comments to:


Bureau of Land Management
Price Field Office
Attn: Patricia Clabaugh
125 South 600 West
Price, UT 84501
Phone: (435) 636-3600
Fax: (435) 636-3657

For further information, please contact Patricia Clabaugh, Field Manager, at (435) 636-3600 or Julie Howard, Associate Field Manager, at (435) 636-3600.


Contact Us

Mailing Address:
PO Box 402
Price, Utah 84501
Email Address:
Nine Mile Canyon Coalition Board Chair
Margie Nash