Proposed Book Cliffs Coal Lease by Application Project Description
Public Scoping Comment Summary
Attachment A - Federal Register Notice, Press Release, and Map
Attachment B - Scoping Presentation and Sign-In Sheets
Attachment C - Comment Letters
Scoping Meeting Presentation
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a proposal to lease approximately 14,160 acres of federal coal reserves beneath BLM-managed lands in western Garfield County 15 miles north of Fruita, Colo.
Before the BLM begins an Environmental Impact Statement on this proposal, it wants the public’s help in identifying issues and concerns to be addressed in the environmental review.
CAM-Colorado, LLC submitted an application for the BLM to consider leasing the Books Cliffs Tract. If the BLM decides to make the lands available for leasing, they would be offered through a future open competitive sale. The Book Cliffs Tract is estimated to contain approximately 78 million tons of in-place Federal coal. Construction of a new mine would be required to access the coal.
All comments must be received prior to Feb. 18 or 15 days after the last public meeting (whichever is later) to be included in the Draft EIS. Information regarding upcoming public meetings will be announced via a press release once those dates are set.
Comments may be sent by any of the following methods:
• Email: BLM_CO_GJ_Public_Comments@blm.gov
• Fax: 970-244-3085
• Mail: BLM, Grand Junction Field Office, 2815 H Road, Grand Junction, Colorado 81506, Attn: Coal LBA