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South Dakota Field Office
Release Date: 07/22/09
Contacts: Mark Jacobsen 406-233-2831    

BLM Announces Availability of Draft EIS

The Bureau of Land Management has announced that the Dewey Conveyor Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement is now available for public review and comment.

The document was prepared jointly by the BLM South Dakota Field Office and the U.S. Forest Service Black Hills National Forest and analyzes the GCC Dacotah Inc. application to construct a seven mile enclosed, above-ground conveyor belt to transfer limestone to a rail loading facility in Custer County, South Dakota.

The Notice of Availability for the draft EIS is anticipated to be filed in the Federal Register on July 31, 2009, which will initiate the public comment period. The comment period will end 45 calendar days from the NOA publication date. Written comments received within this period will be accepted and responded to in the final EIS.

A copy of the draft EIS can be downloaded at:

Copies are also available by request or at the BLM South Dakota Field Office, 310 Roundup Street, Belle Fourche, SD 57717-1698.

For more information contact Field Manager Marian Atkins at (605)892-7001, or by email at:

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.

South Dakota Field Office   310 Roundup Street      Belle Fourche, SD 57717  

Last updated: 06-28-2012