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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Rawlins Field Office
 
Release Date: 02/12/10
Contacts: Lorraine Keith 307-352-0399    

Pete Lien Jonathon Limestone Quarry Project


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office is seeking public input on the proposed Pete Lien Jonathon limestone quarry located approximately 12 miles north of Laramie, Wyo.

The proposal includes the quarry, access road and processing facilities. Development and recovery of the limestone would include blasting, quarrying, transportation and milling of limestone and lime products. The ancillary facilities, including a lime plant and roads, will be located on adjacent private lands.

The project area encompasses 1,440 acres, of which 612 acres maximum (43% of the project area) would actually be disturbed. Provision for the final reclamation and abandonment of the site is included in the plan.

The proponent’s plan of operations is available for review in the public room at the BLM Rawlins Field Office, 1300 North Third Street, Rawlins, Wyo., and at the Albany County Planning Office, 1002 South Third Street in Laramie, Wyo. A map of the proposed project can be viewed at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/rfodocs/petelien-jonathon.html.

Written comments will be accepted for a minimum of 30 days following the publication date of this notice. Comments may be submitted by email to Jonathon_Quarry_WY@blm.gov. Comments may also be faxed to 307–328-4224, or mailed to Bureau of Land Management, Rawlins Field Office, P.O. Box 2407, Rawlins, Wyo. 82301. Comments may also be hand-delivered to the Rawlins Field Office at 1300 North Third Street in Rawlins.

For further information, please contact Project Manager David Simons in the Rawlins Field Office, 307-328-4200.



The BLM manages more land - 253 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
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