Some 462 acres of federal lands in Sevier County have been classified for conveyance to the county government to establish a regional sanitary landfill.
The acreage is located southeast of the town of Sigurd and is administered by the Bureau of Land Management, according to Jerry W. Goodman, Richfield District manager. He said the lands are not needed for federal purposes and that conveyance to the county is consistent with the BLM's land use plan.A landfill site near Glenwood serves the central and southern sector of Sevier County, and one near Salina is used by north Sevier area residents.
The new landfill would serve the entire county.
Goodman said federal ownership of the land would be conveyed subject to some reservations. Mineral rights and right-of-way for ditches and canals would be retained by the federal government.
Adherence to regulations of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act will be required, and county officials must have a sanitary landfill operating permit issued by the Utah Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste.
The district manager invited comments regarding suitability of the site for the landfill, whether the proposed use would maximize beneficial land use, and whether the classification is consistent with local planning and zoning.
Adverse comments will be reviewed by the state BLM director. If none are received, the classification will be effective Sept. 30.
Comments may be submitted until Aug. 20, directed to Goodman at the Richfield District BLM office, 150 E. 900 North, Richfield, UT 84701.