U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
|Salt Lake Field Office|
BLM Extends Comment Period on Kiewit Mine Proposal to March 20, 2013
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Salt Lake Field Office is extending the comment period on the Kiewit Mine Project until March 20, 2013. The proposal includes an open pit mine and waste rock disposal facility on public land, as well as cyanide heap leach processing facilities on adjacent patented land. The proposed project would create approximately 43 acres of surface disturbance on public lands. The Plan of Operations and Environmental Assessment (EA) are available for public review and comment at the BLM-Utah Salt Lake Field Office during regular business hours—8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday.
An electronic copy of the Environmental Assessment (EA) can be found here.
The comment period is now open until 4:30 p.m., March 20, 2013. Please note that the most useful comments are those that identify issues relevant to the proposed action or contain new technical or scientific information. Comments which contain only opinions or preferences will not receive a formal response, but may be considered in the BLM decision-making process.
Please reference the Kiewit Mine Project EA when submitting your comments. Written comments may be mailed, emailed, or submitted via fax using the following:
Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, please be aware that your entire comment—including personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask in your comment to withhold personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. The BLM will not consider anonymous comments. All submissions from organizations and businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be available for public inspection in their entirety.
For further information, please contact Mike Nelson at (801) 977-4355. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.
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