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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Kemmerer Field Office
 
Release Date: 04/12/13
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    
  307-315-0612    

BLM Kemmerer Seeks Public Comment on Coal Creek Improvement Project


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kemmerer Field Office (KFO) is seeking public comment on a proposed sediment reduction and stream stabilization project along a four-mile segment of Coal Creek and Coal Creek Road (BLM Road 4216), approximately 26 miles north of Cokeville, Wyo.

More information, including a map of the project area and details on the proposed action, existing conditions and preliminary issues, is available at the KFO, 312 Highway 189 N., Kemmerer, Wyo., and online at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/kfo/coalcreek.html.

An environmental assessment (EA) will analyze the proposed action and alternatives with an estimated completion date of October 2013. The BLM is seeking constructive public comments to help identify potential issues, concerns, ideas, alternatives or mitigation opportunities to be addressed in the EA. Comments are most helpful if they are substantive, specific, cite additional relevant issues, or determine the extent of those issues.

Mail or deliver written comments to BLM KFO, Attn: Scott M. Whitesides, 312 Highway 189 N., Kemmerer, WY 83101 or email to swhitesides@blm.gov by Friday, May 10.

The BLM will accept public feedback throughout the planning process and outside established public involvement timeframes; however, these comments may be considered secondary to comments received in a timely manner and may only be assessed to determine if they identify concerns that would substantially alter the assumptions, proposal, design, or analysis presented in the EA.

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 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.

For additional information, please contact Scott Whitesides at 307-828-4518 or swhitesides@blm.gov.

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.



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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Kemmerer Field Office   312 Highway 189 North      Kemmerer WY 83101  

Last updated: 04-12-2013