The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public comment on a proposal to drill an oil and gas well in northern San Juan County, Utah. The proposed well pad is located on public lands approximately 1.7 miles southeast of Looking Glass Rock.

Wesco Operating, Inc. revised its initial proposal to avoid accessing the well site via a county road through the Wilson Arch community, which lies north of the project area.

“Based on the public scoping input we received last fall, we were able to work with the operator and San Juan County to develop an alternate access route from the south to lessen potential impacts to the local community,” said Moab Field Manager Nicollee Gaddis-Wyatt.

The environmental assessment (EA) also considers concerns raised by the public, such as water quality and visual quality, and includes resource protection measures to minimize potential impacts.

The assessment is available for review and comment at

Members of the public can submit your comments online by selecting the “Comment on Document” button or by emailing the BLM directly at with the subject line La Sal APD2.

Comments must be submitted by Oct. 18.

Comments regarding concerns or issues, additional facts or information, or specifically addressing the proposal are most helpful.