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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Cody Field Office
 
Release Date: 06/28/11
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307/347-5207    

BLM Cody Releases EA for Bentonite Mining


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cody Field Office announces the availability of an environmental assessment (EA) which analyzes a proposed bentonite mining project expansion located nine miles east of Lovell, Wyo., in Big Horn County.

American Colloid Company (ACC) proposes to expand its mining operations by 274.1 acres, including 182.7 acres on federal land and 91.4 acres on ACC private lands. Approximately 27 acres per year would be disturbed over the 10 year life of the mine.

The EA has been prepared to analyze the impacts of the proposed project. It is available for public review and comment by visiting the BLM website at http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/cyfo/acc.html. The plan of operations modification submitted by ACC is available for review at the Cody Field Office, 1002 Blackburn Avenue in Cody.

The public comment period runs from June 30 through July 29, 2011. Comments may be emailed to cody_wymail@blm.gov; please include "ACC" in the subject line. Comments may also be mailed to AFM Minerals and Lands, BLM-Cody Field Office, 1002 Blackburn Street, Cody, WY, 82414.

For more information, please contact BLM Geologist Lisa Marks at 307-578-5900.



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: 06-28-2011