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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Rawlins Field Office
 
Release Date: 05/11/12
Contacts: Serena Baker,    
  307-212-0197    

BLM Rawlins Field Office Seeking Comment on the Juniper Ridge Uranium Project


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office is launching a 30-day public comment period on a Plan of Operations (POO) for the Juniper Ridge Uranium Exploration Project, located roughly seven miles west of Baggs, Wyo., in Carbon County.

The Juniper Ridge project is proposed by 448018 Exploration, Inc., based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The project area would encompass some 8,320 acres of public land. The proposal includes developing up to 487 mud rotary drill sites, trenching or bulk sampling, construction of new roads and an equipment and vehicle storage area. In addition, up to 10 drill holes will be converted to ground water monitoring wells. Surface disturbance is expected to be up to 54 acres.

Written substantive comments are most helpful if they are specific, cite additional relevant issues, and/or determine the extent of those issues. Only written comments are accepted and should be received by June 8. Comments may be emailed to BLM_WY_JuniperRidge@blm.gov (please include “Juniper Ridge Comment” in the subject line), faxed to 307-328-4224, or mailed or hand-delivered to the Bureau of Land Management, Rawlins Field Office, Juniper Ridge Comment, 1300 N. Third Street, P.O. Box 2407, Rawlins, WY 82301. The POO is available online at: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/rfo/juniper_ridge.html, as well as in the BLM Rawlins Field Office public room and the Carbon County Planning Office, 215 W. Buffalo Street, Rawlins, Wyoming.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

For further information, please contact Mark Newman, at (307) 328-4200.



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: 05-11-2012