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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Casper Field Office
 
Release Date: 03/08/12
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    

BLM Casper Releases Finding of No Significant Impact and
Decision Record for Pinnacle Materials Douglas Quarry


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Casper Field Office has released a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Decision Record (DR) for the environmental assessment (EA) for the Pinnacle Materials Douglas Quarry expansion project which is located approximately 7 miles southwest of Douglas, Wyo., in Converse County.

Pinnacle Materials, Inc. proposes to expand mining, processing, and hauling of 4.6 million tons crushed aggregate from split-estate land (private surface/federal minerals). 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.

Electronic copies of the FONSI, DR, and EA are available by visiting the BLM website at: 
www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/cfo/Douglas_Quarry.html.

The Bureau of Land Management, Casper Field Office in accordance with the Materials Act of July 31, 1947 (61 Stat. 68 1; 30 U. S. C. et seq.) as regulated by 43 CFR Part 3600, will be offering for sale by sealed bids 4,600,000 tons of mineral material for aggregate and rip rap from the quarry site at a future date. BLM will advertise the sale by publishing a sale notice in a newspaper of general circulation in the area where the material is located, on the same day once a week for two consecutive weeks.

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: 03-08-2012