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Title of Action:
Canyon Fuel Company (The Greens Hollow Federal Coal Lease Tract)
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Sanpete and Sevier Counties
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GH_DraftSuppEA_Public Outreach Letter1-2-17.pdf
Sanpete, Sevier
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Project abstract: OSMRE, Greens Hollow Supplemental EA

The Western Region Office has prepared to analyze environmental impacts of approving a federal mining plan modification for future underground mining operations into the Greens Hollow Coal Lease Tract UTU-84102 as part of Canyon Fuel Company s Sufco Mine.
o Sufco Mine is in Sevier County, near Salina, Utah. The Greens Hollow Federal Coal Lease Tract UTU-84102 is in Sanpete and Sevier counties. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) sold the Greens Hollow lease on January 4, 2017 to the highest bidder, which was Canyon Fuel Company. Once a coal mining operator obtains the rights of a federal coal lease, two separate approvals are needed for a coal mine operator to conduct mining operations on federal coal leases: 1) an approved Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) of 1977 permit approved by the regulatory authority, in this case the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining (DOGM), and 2) an approved mining plan, or modification of a previously approved mining plan, by the Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management (ASLM). The SMCRA mine permit approval by DOGM provides the basis for the ASLM s decision on the mining plan or mining plan modification. Canyon Fuel Company submitted an amendment to DOGM for approval on April 17, 2017. Subsequently, OSMRE determined that the addition to the Sufco Mine requires a mining plan modification with ASLM approval for mining to occur on that federal coal lease.
How is the local government(s) likely to be impacted? NA
Possible significant impacts likely to occur: NA
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