Ark Land Company (Ark) has applied for a coal lease on non-leased Federal coal lands adjacent to their existing SUFCO Convulsion Canyon Mine (SUFCO Mine) properties in Sevier and Sanpete Counties, Utah. The application was assigned case number UTU-84102, and the lease by application (LBA) was titled the Greens Hollow Coal Lease Tract. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service (Forest Service) and U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM), as joint lead agencies, have determined that an environmental analysis is required to evaluate the potential impacts this use could have on the natural resources within the boundaries of the tract. This analysis will be documented in an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and applicable Federal regulations.
Available for review is the Draft Enviornmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Leasing and Underground Mining of the Greens Hollow Coal Lease Tract. This DEIS summarizes and evaluates the potential impacts of proposed Federal coal leasing and subsequent underground coal mining on approximately 6,175 acres of Federal subsurface minerals on the Fishlake and Manti-La Sal National Forests in Sanpete and Sevier Counties, Utah.
Contact Steve Rigby by telephone at 435-636-3600 or email: UT_PR_Comments2@BLM.gov.