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Powder River & Thundercloud Coal Lease Applications

FY 1998

Record of Decision:  Powder River - 1.2mb

Record of Decision:  Thundercloud - 1.2mb 


Federal Register - Notice of Availability - 26kb

Final Environmental Impact Statement - complete document; 25.6mb

EIS section-by-section

  • Cover - 512kb
  • Dear Reader Letter - 81kb
  • Abstract - 108kb
  • Executive Summary - 1.9mb
  • Table of Contents - 386kb
  • Chapter 1:  Introduction - 1.5mb
  • Chapter 2:  Proposed Action and Alternatives - 2.5mb
  • Chapter 3:  Affected Environment - 6.5mb
  • Chapter 4:  Environmental Consequences - 5.3mb
  • Chapter 5:  Consultation and Coordination - 613kb
  • Chapter 6:  References Cited - 580kb
  • Appendix A:  Federal and State Permitting Requirements and Agencies - 174kb
  • Appendix B:  Unsuitability Criteria for the Powder River and thundercloud Coal Tracts - 303kb
  • Appendix C:  Coal Lease-by-Application Flow Chart - 195kb
  • Appendix D:  BLM Special Coal Lease Stipulations, Forest Service Stipulation & Form 3400-12 - 755kb
  • Appendix E:  Groundwater Rights Affected by the North Antelope and Rochelle Mines - 134kb
  • Appendix F:  U.S. Forest Service, Region 2, Sensitive Species - 253kb
  • Appendix G:  Selected Plates from "A Study of Techniques to Asses Surface and Groundwater Impacts Associated with Coal Bed Methane and Surface Coal Mining, Little Thunder Creek Drainage, Wyoming"- 711kb
  • Appendix H:  Comment Letters and Responses - 2.5mb