[Federal Register Volume 60, Number 119 (Wednesday, June 21, 1995)]
[Page 32336]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 95-15156]



Notice of Availability of Jackpot Mine Project Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management announces the availability of 
the Jackpot Mine Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement which 
analyzes the environmental consequences of an underground uranium mine 
proposed for the southern side of Green Mountain, 14 miles southeast of 
Jeffrey City in Fremont County, Wyoming.

DATES: Comments on the DEIS will be accepted for 60 days following the 
date that the Environmental Protection Agency publishes their Notice of 
Availability in the Federal Register. The EPA notice is expected to be 
published on June 23, 1995. Public meetings to gather additional 
comment will be held as follows: July 18, School District 25 Central 
Administration Building, Riverton, Wyoming; July 19, Fire Hall, Jeffrey 
City, Wyoming; July 20, BLM District Office, Rawlins, Wyoming; July 24, 
White Mountain Library, Rock Springs, Wyoming. All of the meetings will 
begin at 7 p.m. All comments will be recorded.

ADDRESSES: Comments on the DEIS should be sent to the Bureau of Land 
Management, Rawlins District Office, Attn: Larry Kmoch, P.O. Box 670, 
Rawlins, WY 82301.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed project is to explore for and 
develop uranium reserves present in the Battle Springs Formation at 
depths of approximately 2,500 to 3,500 feet below the surface of Green 
Mountain. Project-required lands encompass a maximum of 515 acres 
within portions of Townships 24 through 28 North, Ranges 91 through 93 
West. The proposed project entails the construction, operation, and 
reclamation of an underground uranium mine and associated facilities by 
the Green Mountain Mining Venture. A transportation corridor connecting 
the proposed mine with the Sweetwater Uranium Mill, approximately 27 
miles to the south, would involve the construction of a new 
transportation route and/or upgrade of existing roads.

    Dated: June 14, 1995.
Alan R. Pierson,
State Director.
[FR Doc. 95-15156 Filed 6-20-95; 8:45 am]