October 3, 2007
Contact: Rey Adame 307-352-0399
Catharine Woodfield 307-367-5360
Pinedale BLM Seeks Public Comment
on Proposed Sand/Gravel Pit Expansion
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public comment on a proposal by the Shriver Sand and Gravel Co. of Pinedale to expand its existing Shriver Hay Gulch sand and gravel pit from 10 acres to 40 acres. This proposed expansion is located on a 40-acre parcel of land where the surface is owned by the Shriver Sand and Gravel Co. but the mineral rights are reserved and administered by the BLM.
The mining permit area for the mining of sand and gravel is located in the SWSE of Section 20, T34N, R109W, in Sublette County. The area is located 2 miles northwest of the Town of Pinedale and one and one-half miles east of Ehman Lane (County Road 144). The Pinedale Field Office is seeking comments by Oct.25, 2007 for the proposed expansion.
The sand and gravel mining began in 1975 and is scheduled to continue until 2014. The land will be returned to grazing after mining. The original permit was approved for 10 acres with an additional 30 acres of expansion. An Environmental Assessment will be prepared to assess the environmental impacts to this area of disturbance and the surrounding area. The expansion of this sand and gravel pit will make available the necessary building materials to sustain the current demands and needs of the current oil and gas production.
Comments should be addressed to:
BLM Pinedale Field Office
1625 West Pine Street
PO Box 768
Pinedale, WY 82941
The public comments and information submitted regarding this project including names, e-mail addresses and street addresses of the respondents will be available for public review and disclosure at the above address during regular business hours (7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) weekdays, except holidays. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name, address, or street address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this plainly at the beginning of your written comment. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by the law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety.
Contact Catharine Woodfield at 307-367-5360 for more information on the proposed Shriver Hay Gulch sand and gravel expansion.