OFFICE of SURFACE MINING
RECLAMATION and ENFORCEMENT

U.S. Department of the Interior

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For More Information:

Mychal Yellowman
Team Leader, Navajo Mine
(303)293-5049
myellowman@osmre.gov


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Public Involvement

Public Meetings April 30-May 9, 2014

The public is invited to attend open house public meetings to learn about the proposed, continued operation of the Four Corners Power Plant, Navajo Mine and proposed Pinabete Permit area; and the potential environmental impacts evaluated in the DEIS.

The public may arrive at any time during each open house public meeting. Project team members will be available to discuss the project, proposed actions, and the findings presented in the DEIS. Navajo and Hopi interpreters will be present at the open house public meetings on the Navajo and Hopi Reservations noted below. Stenographers will be available to receive oral comments, and written comments will also be accepted.

Date Location
Wednesday, April 30, 2014:
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Hotevilla Village
Hotevilla Youth and Elderly Center, Auditorium
1 Main St., Hotevilla, AZ 86030
Thursday, May 1, 2014:
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Montezuma-Cortez High School
The Commons Area
206 West 7th St., Cortez, CO 81321
Friday, May 2, 2014:
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tiis Tsoh Sikaad (Burnham) Chapter House
Large Meeting Room. 12 miles east of US 491 on Navajo Route 5, and half-mile south on Navajo Route 5080
Saturday, May 3, 2014:
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Durango Community Recreation Center
The Peaks Room
2700 Main Ave., Durango, CO. 81301
Monday, May 5, 2014:
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Farmington Civic Center
Exhibition Hall 2
200 West Arrington, Farmington, NM 87401
Tuesday, May 6, 2014:
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Shiprock High School
Commons
Highway US-64/AZ 504A W, Shiprock, NM 87420
Wednesday, May 7, 2014:
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Nenahnezad Chapter House
Multipurpose Hall
West Highway 65, County Road 6675, Navajo Route 365, Fruitland, NM 87416
Thursday, May 8, 2014:
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Navajo Nation Museum
Resource Room
Highway 264, Postal Loop Road, Window Rock, AZ 86515
Friday, May 9, 2014:
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Silver and Turquoise Room
2401 12th St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I obtain a copy of the Draft EIS?

A paper copy of the Draft EIS will be made available to you upon request. To formally request a copy, please contact Marcelo Calle (mcalle@osmre.gov) at the OSM, Western Region, Denver, Colorado. You will also be able to download it from the Document Library, or review a copy at the following locations.

  • Navajo Nation Library – Highway 264 Loop Road, Window Rock, AZ 86515
  • Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources – Executive Office Building 1-2636, Window Rock Blvd., Window Rock, AZ 86515
  • Hopi Public Mobile Library – 1 Main Street, Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039
  • Albuquerque Main Library – 501 Copper Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
  • Cortez Public Library – 202 N. Park Street, Cortez, CO 81321
  • Durango Public Library – 1900 E. Third Ave, Durango, CO 81301
  • Farmington Public Library – 2101 Farmington Ave, Farmington, NM 87401
  • Octavia Fellin Public Library – 115 W. Hill Ave., Gallup, NM 87301
  • Shiprock Branch Library – U.S. Highway 491, Shiprock, NM 87420
  • Tuba City Public Library – 78 Main Street, Tuba City, AZ 86045
  • Chinle Chapter House – Highway 191, Chinle, AZ 86503
  • Coalmine Canyon Chapter House – Highway 160 and Main Street, Tuba City, AZ 86045
  • Nenahnezad Chapter House – County Road 6675, Navajo Route 365, Fruitland, NM 87416
  • Shiprock Chapter House – East on Highway 64, Shiprock, NM 87420
  • Tiis Tsoh Sikaad Chapter House – 12 miles east of U.S. 491 on Navajo Route 5 and ½ mile south on Navajo Route 5080
  • Upper Fruitland Chapter House – N562 Building #006-001, North of Highway N36, Fruitland, NM 87416
  • OSMRE Albuquerque Area Office - 435 Montano Road, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
  • BIA Chinle Office – Navajo Route 7, Building 136-C, Chinle, AZ 86503
  • BIA Eastern Navajo Office – Code Talker Street, Building 222, Crownpoint, NM 87313
  • BIA Fort Defiance Office – Bonita Drive, Building 251-3, Fort Defiance, AZ 86504
  • BIA Ramah Office – HC-61, Box 14, Ramah, NM 87321
  • BIA Shiprock Office – Nataani Nez Complex Building, Second Floor, Highway 491 South, Shiprock, NM 87420
  • BIA Southern Pueblos Office – 1001 Indian School Road, NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • BIA Southern Ute Office – 383 Ute Road, Building 1, Ignacio, CO 81137
  • BIA Ute Mountain Ute Office – Phillip Coyote Sr. Memorial Hall, 440 Sunset Blvd, Towaoc, CO 81334
  • BIA Western Navajo Agency – East Highway 160 and Warrior Drive, Tuba City, AZ 86045

How can I comment on the Draft EIS?

Comments must be submitted by May 27, 2014, for consideration in the Final EIS. Send written comments via postal mail, hand delivery, courier, or email to: Marcelo Calle, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Western Region Office, 1999 Broadway, Suite 3320, Denver, CO 80202-3050. Email: FCPPNavajoEnergyEIS@osmre.gov.

Do you have questions about the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process?

Questions about the EIS and requests to be added to the document mailing list, in addition to requests for general information on the OSMRE NEPA process should be addressed to Marcelo Calle at OSMRE, Western Region, Denver, Colorado. Marcelo Calle’s contact information is on the Contact page.

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