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Release Date: 02/11/13
Contacts: Mike Nelson , 801-977-4355  

BLM Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Gold Mine

BLM Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Gold Mine
Salt Lake City, UtahThe Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Salt Lake Field Office is seeking public comment on a Plan of Operations and environmental assessment (EA) analyzing the potential impacts of a proposed gold mining project in southwestern Tooele County, Utah.
The proposed area for the Kiewit Mine Project is located four miles southeast of Gold Hill, Utah. The proposal includes an open pit mine and waste rock disposal facility on public land, as well as cyanide heap leach processing facilities on adjacent patented land. The proposed project would create approximately 43 acres of surface disturbance on public lands. 
Additional information about the proposed project is included in the mine plan and EA, which is now available for public review and comment at the BLM-Utah Salt Lake Field Office during regular business hours—8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday, except federal holidays.  An electronic copy of the EA can be found on the Salt Lake Field Office website at:
The 30-day public review and comment period for this mine plan and EA is open until 4:30 p.m., March 12, 2013.  Please note that the most useful comments are those that identify issues relevant to the proposed action or contain new technical or scientific information. Comments which contain only opinions or preferences will not receive a formal response, but may be considered in the BLM decision-making process.

Please reference the Kiewit Mine Project EA when submitting your comments. Written comments may be mailed, emailed, or submitted via fax using the following:

Mailing Address
Bureau of Land Management
Salt Lake Field Office
2370 South 2300 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84119

Email Address

Fax Number
(801) 977-4397

Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, please be aware that your entire comment—including personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time.  While you can ask in your comment to withhold personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.  The BLM will not consider anonymous comments.  All submissions from organizations and businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be available for public inspection in their entirety. 

For further information, please contact Mike Nelson at (801) 977-4355. 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, seven days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. 

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Last updated: 02-12-2013