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OSM-Colowyo-Mine-EA@osmre.gov


Nicole Caveny
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ncaveny@osmre.gov


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Colowyo Coal Mine, Collom Permit Expansion Area Project Mining Plan Environmental Assessment

Welcome to the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation Enforcement (OSMRE) Colowyo Coal Mine, Collom Permit Expansion Area Project Mining Plan Environmental Assessment (EA) webpage. Here you will be able to view and download all documents relating to this EA as they become available to the public. For more information about this project, please open or download and view documents as they become available in the Document Library.

Read the News Release "OSMRE Opens Public Comment Period on Environmental Assessment of Proposed Mining Plan Modification for ColoWyo Coal Mine"

AVAILABLE EA

OSMRE and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have completed an EA and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), that evaluates the environmental effects of the proposed mining plan modification for the Collom Permit Expansion Area at the Colowyo Coal Mine for Federal Leases COC-0123475 01 and COC-6859.

The EA will also be used by the BLM Little Snake Field Office for a decision to modify Federal Lease COC – 0123475 01 to add 27.84 acres of unleased federal land within the existing, state approved mine permit boundary. Those lands would only be utilized for surface activities and no federal coal resources would be mined there. The EA and the unsigned FONSIs can be found in the Document Library. OSMRE and BLM will accept written or emailed comments submitted during the period of January 19, 2016 through February 18, 2016.

A copy of the EA and unsigned FONSIs can also be reviewed at the following locations:

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Western Region
1999 Broadway, Suite 3320
Denver, CO 80202
Between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday through Friday (Closed Saturday and Sunday).

Bureau of Land Management, Little Snake Field Office
455 Emerson St.
Craig, CO 81625
Between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday through Friday (Closed Saturday and Sunday).

Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety
1313 Sherman St, Room 215
Denver, CO 80203
Between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday (Closed Saturday and Sunday).

Moffat County Building
221 W. Victory Way, Suite 130
Craig, CO 81625
Between the hours of 8:00AM and 5:00PM Monday through Friday (Closed Saturday and Sunday).

Moffat County Library
570 Green St.
Craig, CO 81625
Between the hours of: 10:30 AM and 7:00 PM Monday and Tuesday; 9:30 AM and 5:30 PM Wednesday through Friday; and 11:00 AM and 5:30 PM Saturday (Closed Sunday).

Bureau of Land Management, White River Field Office
220 East Market St.
Meeker, CO 81641
Between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday (Closed Saturday and Sunday).

Rio Blanco County Courthouse
555 Main St.
Meeker, CO 81641
Between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday (Closed Saturday and Sunday).

Meeker Public Library
490 Main St.
Meeker, CO 81641
Between the hours of 9:30 AM and 5:30 PM Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 9:30 AM and 9:00 PM Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 AM and 9:00 PM; and Saturday 9:30 AM and 2:00 PM (Closed Sunday).

Rangely Regional Library
109 E. Main St.
Rangely, CO 81648
Between the hours of 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM Tuesday ; and 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM on Saturday (Closed Sunday).

You are invited to direct your written comments on the EA and unsigned FONSI to:
ATTN: Collom Permit Expansion EA
C/O: Nicole Caveny
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Western Region
1999 Broadway, Suite 3320
Denver, CO 80202.

Comments may also be emailed to: OSM-Colowyo-Mine-EA@OSMRE.gov. Be sure to send emails with the subject line: ATTN: Collom Permit Expansion EA

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – will be publicly available. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

All submissions from organizations or businesses and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses will be available for public review to the extent consistent with applicable law.

OSMRE and BLM kindly request that you refer to the specific chapter, section and/or page number of the EA and/or FONSI that is associated with your comment.

Page Last Modified/Reviewed: 1/20/16

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