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Release Date: 01/07/14
Contacts: Lisa Reid , 435-743-3100  

BLM Issues Decision Record for Kiewit Mine Project

Salt Lake City, UtahThe Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Salt Lake Field Office released a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and signed the Decision Record (DR) approving the Kiewit Mine Project in southwestern Tooele County, Utah.

After completing an environmental assessment (EA), the BLM has decided to authorize approximately 43 acres of Federal land surface disturbance associated with the gold mining project located four miles southeast of Gold Hill, Utah. The EA analyzed the potential environmental impacts related to the proposed open pit mine and waste rock disposal facility on public land, as well as cyanide heap leach processing facilities on adjacent patented land. The combined total project disturbance on Federal, State, and private land is 105 acres.

The EA, FONSI, and DR can be viewed online at the BLM’s Environmental Notification Bulletin Board (ENBB):

(Search the ENBB records by entering “Kiewit” in the Project Name field).

To obtain the EA and associated documents on CD, please contact Stephen Allen at (801)977-4360 at the Salt Lake Field Office, 2370 South Decker Lake Blvd, Salt Lake City, Utah 84119.

For further information, please contact Stephen Allen at (801)977-4360. 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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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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

West Desert District Office   2370 S. Decker Lake Blvd      West Valley City, UT 84119  

Last updated: 01-08-2014