BLM seeks public comment on proposed communication tower
by Bureau of Land Management
July 28, 2009
Verizon Wireless has applied for a right-of-way with the Bureau of Land Management to construct and operate a new 150-foot communication tower at the South Rim communication site located on the South Rim of the Hoback, just south of Hoback Ranches subdivision and approximately 2.5 miles west of Highway 191.
The proposed communication tower location is on an existing communication site; however the existing towers have neither the height nor structural capacity to accommodate the needs of Verizon Wireless. The proposed 150 foot height meets both height and structural needs and places the antennas high enough to be able to hand off to proposed future towers. This height would also provide enough vertical real estate to accommodate other users. The purpose of the project would be to serve the growing cellular needs in the region.
The scoping notice may also be reviewed at
The BLM Pinedale Field Office is seeking comments through August 26, 2009. Written comments should be addressed to: Bill Wadsworth, BLM Pinedale Field Office, P.O. Box 768, Pinedale, WY 82941. Or email comments to: Pinedale_WYMail@blm.gov. Please include "South Rim Communication Site in the subject line. For more information, contact a Bill Wadsworth at 307-367-5341.
Comments on this project including names, e-mail addresses and street addresses of the respondents may be available for public review and disclosure. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name, address, or street address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this plainly at the beginning of your written comment. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individual identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety.
The BLM manages more land – 256 million acres – than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western States, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.