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August 1, 2007

Contact: Michele Easley

Public Invited to 5 Meeting Dates Set for Kemmerer
Draft Resource Management Plan Environmental Impact Statement

The BLM is asking the public to submit their comments on the Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) within the 90-day comment period which began July 13 and ends on Friday, Oct. 11, 2007.

The Draft RMP/EIS contains potential land use allocations for approximately 1.4 million acres of surface and approximately 1.6 million acres of federal mineral estate in the planning area. The proposed uses include a new proposed coal lease area, streams determined eligible for inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, potential Areas of Critical Environmental Concern, and areas considered suitable for livestock grazing, oil and gas leasing, and wind energy development.

The Kemmerer BLM will host an open house or public meeting in five Wyoming locations. All of the open houses and public meetings will be held from 3-7 p.m. and take place at the following locations:

Cokeville – Open House
Monday, Aug.6
Cokeville Town Hall
110 Pine Street

Kemmerer – Public Meeting
Tuesday, Aug. 7
Lincoln County Library
519 Emerald Street

Rock Springs – Public Meeting
Wednesday, Aug. 8
BLM Rock Springs Office
280 Highway 191 North

Evanston – Public Meeting
Thursday, Aug. 9
Uinta County Library
701 Main Street

Lyman – Open House
Friday, Aug. 10
Lyman Town Hall
100 E Sage Street

The Kemmerer RMP EIS is available electronically at: http://www.blm.gov/rmp/kemmerer.

For more information on the Kemmerer RMP EIS and the scheduled open houses and public meetings, please contact Michele Easley at 307-828-4524 or via e-mail at: michele_easley@blm.gov.