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Project #62482
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USDA/Forest Service
Title of Action:
Diamond Fork Phosphate Project
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Little Diamond Fork Area
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Project abstract: Notice of Opportunity to Object Diamond Fork Phosphate Project Spanish Fork Ranger District, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Utah County, Utah The Spanish Fork Ranger District of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest ("Forest Service") and the Bureau of Land Management ("BLM") Salt Lake Field Office have jointly prepared an environmental assessment ("EA") to evaluate the environmental
consequences of the Diamond Fork Phosphate Project. The Proposed Action involves a federal phosphate lease where Forest Service
administers the surface lands and the BLM administers the subsurface federal minerals. This EA discloses the impacts of the Proposed Action
on surface and subsurface resources. The analysis in this EA has determined that the Proposed Action would not have a significant effect
necessitating the preparation of an environmental impact statement, thus the Forest Service and the BLM have prepared separate findings of
no significant impact ("FONSIs"). The decisions to proceed with the selected alternative are documented and will be approved by the
responsible officials in a final Decision Notice ("DN") for the Forest Service and in a Decision Record ("DR") for the BLM. David C.
Whittekiend, Forest Supervisor for the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, is the Forest Service responsible official. He has reviewed the
surface management aspects of the Proposed Action alternative in order to make the following decision in the draft DN: (1) Authorize
permanent improvements to Forest Service Roads 038 and 338, as described in the Forest Road SF 299 and the EA (2) Authorize
construction and operation of an approximately 3.5 acre laydown yard (3) Require mitigation measure(s) and/or design features; and (4)
Require evaluation methods and documentation for monitoring project implementation and mitigation effectiveness. The Field Office Manager
for the Salt Lake Field Office, who is the BLM responsible official, has reviewed the subsurface portions of the Proposed Action alternative in
order to make the following decision in the draft DR: (1) Approval of the Enforcement of lease stipulations for the Federal phosphate lease
UTSL-051785-U03044; (2) Approval of the Conditions of Approval described in Appendix D to the EA; and (3) Approval of the Diamond Fork
Mining and Reclamation Plan (Plan of Operations).
How is the local government(s) likely to be impacted? NA
Possible significant impacts likely to occur: NA
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Consistency Review No Consistency Review Document
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