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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Pinedale Field Office
 
Release Date: 07/26/13
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    
  307-315-0612    

BLM Pinedale Issues Decision on Mining Operations


The Bureau of Land Management Pinedale Field Office (PFO) has issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) and decision record (DR) for the High Plains Ventures, LLC sand and gravel operation two miles northwest of Pinedale, Wyo., on BD Boulevard.

The DR approves the mining of federal subsurface minerals under 40 acres of private surface land as analyzed in the environmental assessment (EA). The EA also analyzed the impacts of surface operations, including the mining and processing of sand and gravel and the operation of an asphalt plant, which are under the administration of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality.

The EA, FONSI and DR are available at the PFO, 1625 W. Pine St., Pinedale, or at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/pfo/HighPlains.html.

For additional information, please contact Cindi Etcheverry at 307-367-5375.



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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Pinedale Field Office   1625 West Pine Street      Pinedale, WY 82941  

Last updated: 07-26-2013