EIS | Smoky Canyon Mine, Panels F+G
The Smoky Canyon phosphate mine has been operating since 1983 on Federal leases in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest near the Idaho-Wyoming border. The original authorization approved five large open pits known as Panels A through E.
In 2008, the BLM authorized extension of mining activities into Panels F and G, on lands south of the existing mine. In February 2013, proponent J.R. Simplot Company submitted proposed adjustments and modifications to the approved plans for Panels F and G, which would result in an additional 160 acres of surface disturbance, among other changes.
Notice of Intent | June.24.2013
Scoping letter | Scoping report
Notice of Availability | May.30.2014
Draft EIS | News Release
Notice of Availability | March.27.2015
Final EIS | News Release
Records of Decision | June.15.2015
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