June 26, 2007
Contact: Rey Adame 307-352-0399
Adam Day 307-352-0258
Rocks in Stones, LLC. Applies for Sand and Gravel Sale in Tommy James Basin
Rocks in Stones, LLC has submitted Mining and Reclamation Plans to the Rock Springs BLM for a proposed sand and gravel sale located in the Tommy James Basin. The proposed 10-acre sale is located approximately 24 miles south of Rock Springs. The official location is in the southeast quarter of section 25, Township 15 North, Range 104 West. The 10-acre parcel is on BLM-administered land.
"The BLM has determined that an Environmental Assessment (EA) will be prepared," said Adam Day, Tommy James Basin project lead for the Rock Springs BLM office. The impact analysis presented in the EA will allow for one of two outcomes:
- The proposed sand and gravel sale would not result in significant impacts and a Decision Record with a Finding of No Significant Impact (DR/FONSI) could be signed (which would allow the sand and gravel sale to proceed), or
- The sand and gravel sale, as proposed, would result in significant impacts and would require the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
Scoping is conducted prior to the preparation of an EA to determine reasonable development alternatives to be considered in the document, identify environmental and socioeconomic issues of concern related to the proposed project, and determine the depth of the analysis for issues addressed in the document.
"This scoping notice has been prepared to enable government agencies, the general public, and other interested parties to participate in and contribute to the analysis process. Public input is important in establishing the scope of the analysis for any NEPA document, and the BLM encourages public participation," Day added.
Government agencies, the public, and other interested parties are encouraged to participate throughout the environmental analysis process to help in identifying the level of analysis needed, alternatives to be considered, issues or concerns that should be assessed, mitigation opportunities, and any other comments or ideas to help ensure that the analysis process is comprehensive.
The complete Mining and Reclamation Plans are available for public review at the BLM Rock Springs Field Office at 280 Highway 191 North, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901.
Comments are due by July 23, 2007. Please send your comments to:
- Adam Day
BLM - Rock Springs Field Office
280 Highway 191 North
Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901
For more information on this project, contact Adam Day in the Rock Springs BLM Office at 307-352-0258.