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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Fillmore Field Office
 
Release Date: 02/07/14
Contacts: Lisa Reid , (435)743-3100  

BLM Approves Iron Mining Project in Central Utah


Fillmore, UtahThe Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Fillmore Field today approved the proposed Long Ridge Iron Mine project by signing the Decision Record (DR) and releasing a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).

The Long Ridge placer mining project will disturb approximately 45 acres of federal public lands 35 miles west of Delta, Utah, in order to mine iron from alluvial deposits. Although the combined total disturbance on federal and state lands is 65 acres, the project will disturb no more than 10 acres at a time. Additionally, rolling reclamation will be completed as the project progresses.

The Environmental Assessment, DR and FONSI can be viewed on the Environmental Notification Board (ENBB) at: https://www.blm.gov/ut/enbb/index.php  search for project name “Long Ridge Iron.”

For further information, please contact Duane Bays at (435)743-3100. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question with the above individual. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are sent during normal business hours.

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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.
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Fillmore Field Office   95 East 500 North      Fillmore, UT 84631  

Last updated: 02-07-2014