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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Casper Field Office
 
Release Date: 02/01/12
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins    
  307-261-7603    

BLM Casper Releases EA for Pinnacle Materials Douglas Quarry


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Casper Field Office announces the availability of an environmental assessment (EA) for the proposed Pinnacle Materials Douglas Quarry expansion project located approximately 7 miles southwest of Douglas, Wyo. in Converse County.

Pinnacle Materials, Inc. proposes to expand mining, processing, and hauling of crushed aggregate from split estate land (private surface/federal minerals) over a 10-year period. The quarry has been operational since 2005, producing at a rate of up to 280,000 tons per year from a 10-acre mining site. The expansion would increase production up to one million tons per year from a 40-acre mining site.

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/cfo/Douglas_Quarry.html.

The public comment period runs from January 31 through March 1, 2012. Comments should be addressed to AFM Minerals and Lands, BLM Casper Field Office, 2987 Prospector Drive, Casper, WY, 82609. Comments may also be emailed to casper_wymail@blm.gov; please include "Douglas Quarry" in the subject line.

For more information, please contact BLM Geologist Tom Foertsch at (307) 261-7630.



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: 02-01-2012