BLM Scoping Process for Alton Coal Tract
Lease by Application DRAFT EIS
The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Kanab Field Office (KFO) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a Federal Coal Lease Application from Alton Coal Development LLC. The public was able to submit comments to BLM during a scoping period that ended February 26, 2007. The application is to lease Federal coal on 3,581 acres (more or less) of public and private land near Alton, Utah. Scoping meetings were held in Alton, Kanab, Panguitch, Cedar City, and Salt Lake City during January and Febraury of 2007. At these meetings the public had the opportunity to meet with the specialists, study maps, and make comments.
A supplement to this final public scoping report was produced to account for and make available for public review comments contained in a comment letter submitted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Utah Field Supervisor, Ecological Services, and dated March 14, 2007. This comment letter was analyzed on August 9, 2007, and was therefore not analyzed along with other scoping comments submitted during the scoping period. The BLM reviewed this supplement and approved its addition to the final public scoping report on August 27, 2007