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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lake Havasu Field Office
 
Release Date: 12/20/13
Contacts: Lori Cook , 928-317-3243 or cell 928-246-8560  

Draft Environmental Assessment for Misery Loves Company Mine Plan of Operations and Occupancy Request


Lake Havasu City, AZ. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lake Havasu Field Office is seeking public input on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for a mine plan of operation and occupancy request on the northeast side of Crossman Peak in Mohave County, Arizona.

The proposed mine plan of operation and occupancy request provides for the exploration of placer gold deposits, in accordance with the BLM Lake Havasu Field Office Resource Management Plan (RMP), and allows the proponents to store their equipment on site during their annual operating season (December through April).

The draft EA is available for a 30-day public review and comment period ending on January 21, 2014. The draft EA may be reviewed on the BLM internet website at https://www.blm.gov/epl-front-office/projects/nepa/37854/45867/49568/VossEA_121013.pdf or copies of the document are available at the BLM Lake Havasu Field Office, 2610 Sweetwater Avenue, Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Written comments about the draft EA will be accepted through January 21, 2014. Comments postmarked by this date will be considered in making the final decision. The comments should be specific to be most effective. Comments can be mailed to BLM Lake Havasu Field Office, Attention:  Misery Loves Company EA, 2610 Sweetwater Avenue, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406; faxed to 928-505-1208 or emailed to BLM_AZ_LHFO@blm.gov.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 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.  While you can request in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

The results and any mitigation developed through the BLM’s assessment will be included in the mine plan of operation.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 12-20-2013