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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lander Field Office
 
Release Date: 11/16/12
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307-347-5207    

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.

Date and Time  

Location

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
    4-6 p.m. 
   
Riverton: Fremont County Library 
    Riverton Branch 
    1330 West Park Avenue
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 
    4-6 p.m. 
Lander: Fremont County Library 
    Lander Branch 
    200 Amoretti Street

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 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: 11-16-2012