U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lander Field Office
|Release Date: 11/16/12|
BLM Seeks Public Input on the Gas Hills Uranium Project Draft EIS
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lander Field Office is seeking public input on the Gas Hills In-Situ Recovery Uranium Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). A notice of availability was published in the Federal Register on Nov. 16, 2012, announcing the availability of the draft EIS for public review and comment.
Power Resources Inc., doing business as Cameco Resources, proposes to develop uranium deposits using in-situ recovery techniques in the Gas Hills Mining District located in Fremont and Natrona counties, Wyoming. The BLM has developed a draft EIS, which provides a comprehensive environmental analysis of impacts that could result from project development.
The draft EIS will assist the BLM in their decision-making process.
Public meetings will be held to provide an opportunity to review the proposal and project information. BLM resource specialists will be available to provide information, answer questions and receive public comments. Comment forms will be available.
Tribes, the public and government agencies are encouraged to provide comment on the draft EIS during the 45-day public comment period. The draft EIS is available for review on the project website at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/lfo/gashills.html.
Comments can be submitted to the BLM during the public meetings; by email: Gas_Hills_Uranium_EIS_WY@blm.gov; by fax: 307-332-8444; or by mail: Bureau of Land Management, Attn: Kristin Yannone, Lander Field Office, 1335 Main Street, Lander, WY 82520. To ensure your comments and information are fully considered, the BLM must receive your input by Dec. 31, 2012.
Before including your address, phone number, email 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 can 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.
For more information, please contact BLM Project Manager Kristin Yannone at 307-332-8400 or visit the project website at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/lfo/gashills.html.
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 multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.
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|Last updated: 11-16-2012|
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