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RECLAMATION and ENFORCEMENT

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Dunn Ranch Area Lease-by-Application and Mining Plan Modification, Environmental Assessment

Welcome to the OSMRE King II Mine, Dunn Ranch Area Lease-by-Application and Mining Plan Modification Environmental Assessment (EA) webpage. OSMRE and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Tres Rios Field Office are co-lead agencies in preparation of the EA. Here you will be able to view and download documents relating to this EA as they become available to the public. For more information about this project see About the Project. The EA and other supporting documentation are posted in the Document Library

OSMRE is soliciting public comments on this proposal. Your comments will help to determine the issues and alternatives that will be evaluated in the environmental analysis. You are invited to direct these comments by mail to: BLM Tres Rios Field Office, ATTN: King II Coal LBA & Mine Plan, 29211 Highway 184, Dolores, CO, 81323 or by online through the BLM’s eplanning https://go.usa.gov/xEKTV.

On July 24, 2019, the BLM Tres Rios Field Office (TRFO) and the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) held a public information meeting and a public hearing to receive oral comments on the preliminary EA, and on the Fair Market Value (FMV), and Maximum Economic Recovery (MER) of the coal resources contained in the proposed Dunn Ranch LBA lease tract, serial number COC-78825.Due to the public interest in the project, BLM and OSMRE will hold an additional public information meeting on August 1, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Breen Community Building, 15300 Highway 140, , Hesperus, CO. This public information meeting will not include a public hearing.

Comments should be received or postmarked no later than August 5, 2019 in order to be considered during the preparation of the EA. Comments received, including names and addresses of those who comment, will be considered part of the public record for this project and will be available for public inspection. By including your address, phone number, email address, or other personally identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your personally identifying information, may be made publically available at any time. 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.

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