BLM seeks public comment on proposed mine plan modification

Composite shows location of proposed Centennial Pit boundary, Lisbon Valley Mining Company, La Sal, Utah, Map dated March 8, 2014, included as one of several appendices to Environmental Assessment DOI-BLM-UT-Y010-2014-0018EA | Map courtesy of Bureau of Land Management, St. George News

MOAB — The Bureau of Land Management Moab Field Office is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment analyzing the potential impacts associated with the Lisbon Valley Mining Company LLC proposal to backfill the Centennial Pit at its Lisbon Valley Mine in San Juan County.

The proposed project would create no new surface disturbance by using mined materials to backfill portions of the open pit, the BLM notification states.  The proposed project would also reduce truck traffic, emissions, and fugitive dust and improve visual resources in the area.

The 30-day public comment period on the environmental assessment closes Aug. 31.  Additional information about the proposed project is included in the assessment, which is available for review and public comment on the BLM Moab website under the project name “Centennial Pit Backfill Mine Plan Modification.”  Hard copies are also available at the BLM Moab Field Office, 82 E. Dogwood, Moab.

Written comments will be accepted by letter or email until Aug. 31.  Please note that the most useful comments are those that identify issues relevant to the assessment or contain new technical or scientific information.  Comments on the assessment should be as specific as possible with references to page numbers and chapters of the document.

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 “Centennial Pit Backfill” when submitting comments.

Written comments may be mailed or emailed as follows:

Bureau of Land Management Moab Field Office

Attn: Centennial Pit Backfill

82 East Dogwood

Moab, Utah  84532

Email: blm_ut_mb_comments@blm.gov

Before including an address, phone number, email address or other personal identifying information in any comments, please be aware that the entire comment including personal identifying information may be made publicly available at any time.  Requests to withhold personal identifying information from public review can be submitted, but the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so.

Resources

  • Contact: David Pals 435-259-2100
  • Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf  may call the Federal Information Relay Service 1-800-877-8339
  • BLM website | Twitter

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