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Marilyn Krause (406-533-7617)
Date: March 22, 2007  
                       
BLM SEEKS COMMENT ON PROPOSED RIGHT-OF-WAY NEAR CLANCY
 
The Butte Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a proposed right-of-way (ROW) near Clancy. The ROW would provide legal access to private property which is in the process of being developed for residential home sites.
 
The proposed project is located approximately 2.5 miles northwest of Clancy in Jefferson County. The area falls within BLM’s Clancy-Unionville Vegetation Manipulation and Travel Management Project. Before a ROW can be granted, BLM will analyze the potential impacts that would result from project implementation and identify resource protection measures that could be required to reduce the level of impacts.
 
The applicant is proposing reconstruction of existing roads and construction of new roads to meet road standards established by Jefferson County. Design standards include a ROW width of 60 feet with a minimum roadway width of 24 feet with a 10% maximum grade. The Sheep Mountain Road and portions of the Ohio Gulch Road would be affected by this proposal.
 
BLM is encouraging public participation to help identify potential environmental and socio-economic impacts, issues and concerns associated with the proposal. Written comments are encouraged and should be submitted by April 13. Send comments to: BLM – Butte Field Office, ROW Application MTM-96439, 106 North Parkmont, Butte, MT 59701. Comments may also be submitted electronically to kacree@blm.gov. Please place ROW Application MTM-96439 in the subject line. To be considered, all comments must contain the name and address of the submitter.
 
More detailed information and a map is available by contacting Kelly Acree, Project Lead at the Butte Field Offic, 533-7621.
 
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