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April 30, 2008

    Jen Klinesmith

Pinedale BLM Seeks Comment on Proposed 
Sand/Gravel Pit Expansion

Koch Construction, Inc. of Daniel, Wyo. is proposing to expand its existing James Gravel Pit from 10 to 54 acres. This proposed expansion is located on a 54-acre parcel of land with private surface ownership. The Pinedale Field Office is seeking comments through May 15, 2008.

The mineral rights are retained by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The mining permit area for mining of the sand and gravel is located in Sublette County. The area is located one mile west from Daniel Junction and 0.5 miles north of Horse Creek Road (County Road 23-354).

The mining of sand and gravel began in 2004 and is scheduled to continue until 2014. The land will be reclaimed to grazing after mining. The original permit was approved for 10 acres with an additional 44 acres of expansion. An environmental assessment will be prepared to assess the environmental impacts to this area. The expansion of the sand and gravel pit will sustain the current demands and needs of industrial clients.

Comments should be addressed to:

Catherine Woodfield 
BLM Pinedale Field Office 
1625 West Pine Street 
PO Box 768 
Pinedale, WY 82941

The public comments and information submitted regarding this project including names, e-mail addresses and street addresses of the respondents will be available for public review and disclosure at the above address during regular business hours (7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) weekdays, except holidays. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name, address, or street address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this plainly at the beginning of your written comment. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individual identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety.

For more information, contact Catharine Woodfield at (307) 367-5360.