U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
High Plains District Office
|Release Date: 07/30/10|
Wright Area Final EIS Available
The Wright Area Coal Lease Applications Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) is available for review from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming High Plains District Office.
BLM received the following applications to lease six maintenance tracts of federal coal in Campbell County, Wyo.:
· North and South Hilight Field Tracts
· West Hilight Field Tract
· West Jacobs Ranch Tract
· North and South Porcupine Tracts
The FEIS is not a decision document. Its purpose is to inform the public of impacts associated with issuing a federal coal lease in the Wyoming portion of the Powder River Basin. A record of decision (ROD) will be prepared after the close of the 30-day review period. Comments received on the FEIS will be considered during preparation of the ROD.
BLM will accept public comments on the FEIS through Aug. 30, 2010. Please address questions, comments or concerns to the Casper Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, Attn: Sarah Bucklin, 2987 Prospector Drive, Casper, Wyo., 82604; by fax to 307-261-7587; or send e-mail comments to the attention of Sarah Bucklin at Wright_WY@blm.gov . Please include “Wright Area Coal FEIS—Attn: Sarah Bucklin” in the subject line.
Copies of the FEIS are available for public inspection online at http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/content/wy/en/info/NEPA/documents/hpd/Wright-Coal.html or at the following BLM offices:
For more information, contact Sarah Bucklin or Mike Karbs at 307-261-7600.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. 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.
High Plains District Office 2987 Prospector Drive Casper, WY 82604
|Last updated: 01-10-2011|
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