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BLM opens comment period on Emery Telcom project

The Bureau of Land Management Price Field Office has announced that the Environmental Assessment for the proposed Emery Telcom Fiber Optic Line is available for public comment. The 15-day public comment period begins on Sept. 25 and ends on Oct. 9. This EA analyzes the potential impacts of Emery Telcom's proposal to install a fiber optic line across Federal lands in Carbon and Utah counties.

Emery Telcom has submitted an application for a right-of-way in order to install a fiber optic communication line for the purpose of providing services to the communication sites located on Ford Ridge in Carbon County. Under the proposed action, Emery Telcom would construct and maintain a partially buried/partially aerial fiber optic communication line. The total project would include the installation of 18.38 miles of fiber optic cable line, with 2.8 miles crossing federally managed lands. All activities associated with construction, operation, and maintenance of the line would be within the authorized limits of the ROW.

Additional 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.

Please reference the Emery Telcom Ford Ridge Fiber Optic Line EA when submitting comments. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment - including your personal identifying information - may be made publicly available at any time.

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.

Please submit written comments to:

Bureau of Land Management

Price Field Office

Attn: Amanda Harrington

125 South 600 West

Price, UT 84501

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