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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
High Plains District Office
 
Release Date: 07/29/11
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins    
  307-261-7603    

Buckskin Mine Hay Creek II Final EIS Available


The Buckskin Mine Hay Creek II Coal Lease Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) is now available from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming State Office in Cheyenne and the Wyoming High Plains District Office in Casper.

This FEIS evaluates a federal coal lease application received from Kiewit Mining Group Inc. Kiewit Mining Group Inc. filed an application with BLM for a maintenance tract of federal coal adjacent to the Buckskin Mine in Campbell County, Wyo. This tract, which was applied for as a lease by application (LBA), is called the Hay Creek II Tract.

The Final EIS analyzes and discloses to the public direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts associated with leasing a federal coal tract in the Wyoming portion of the Powder River Basin (PRB). If leased, the maintenance tract would extend the life of the Buckskin Mine.

An electronic copy of the Draft EIS is also available at: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/hpd/HayCreekII.html or at the following BLM offices:

Bureau of Land Management
Wyoming State Office
5353 Yellowstone Road
Cheyenne, WY 82009
Bureau of Land Management
Wyoming High Plains District Office
2987 Prospector Drive
Casper, WY 82604

Please submit written comments or concerns or resource information to the BLM Wyoming High Plains District, Attn: Teresa Johnson, 2987 Prospector Drive, Casper, WY 82604. Comments or questions may also be sent by facsimile to the attention of Teresa Johnson at (307) 261-7587; or sent electronically to: Hay_Creek_II_WYMail@blm.gov. Please reference Hay Creek II LBA Tract/Teresa Johnson in the subject line. Comments are due 30 days after the EPA publishes the notice of availability for the Buckskin Mine Hay Creek II Coal Lease FEIS in the Federal Register.



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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High Plains District Office   2987 Prospector Dr.      Casper, WY 82604  

Last updated: 07-29-2011