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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Rawlins Field Office
 
Release Date: 08/10/11
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    
  307-315-0612    

BLM Rawlins Field Office Issues Decision on Jonathon Limestone Quarry


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office (RFO) is issuing the decision record (DR) for the Jonathon Limestone Quarry environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI).

Located approximately 10 miles north of Laramie, Wyo., and approximately seven miles east of State Highway 30, the project area is 1,440 acres with a total disturbance of less than 640 acres. Facilities will include a quarry, access road and processing facilities. Development and recovery of the limestone will include blasting, quarrying, transporting and milling of limestone and lime products. Ancillary facilities, including a lime plant and roads, will be located on adjacent private land.

The EA, FONSI and DR are available at http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/rfo/petelien-jonathon.html.

The issuance of this decision initiates a 30-day appeal period. To a file an appeal, a written statement of reason must be mailed to:

Don Simpson
State Director
BLM Wyoming
P.O. Box 1828
Cheyenne, WY 82003

For further information, please contact RFO Project Manager David Simons at 307-328-4200 or d75simon@blm.gov.



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. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 08-11-2011