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Project #76064
Key Info:
DOI/Bureau of Land Management
Title of Action:
Williams Draw Lease by Application
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central Book Cliffs, Book Cliffs coal field
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Williams Draw Tract BLM.pdf
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Project abstract: A lease by application (LBA) was submitted by UtahAmerican Energy, Inc. (UEI) to the U.S. Department of the Interior (USDI), Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the 4,231.40-acre Williams Draw tract (or LBA area, both terms are used interchangeably), which is contiguous with currently leased federal coal reserves at the existing UEI Lila Canyon Mine. The LBA area is located in the central Book Cliffs, Book Cliffs coal field, in the Book Cliffs Known Recoverable Coal Resource Area. All of the coal reserves in the Williams Draw tract, estimated at approximately 32 million tons of recoverable coal, are administered by the BLM. The Williams Draw LBA contains high quality, recoverable coal reserves suitable for underground mining as a continuation of UEI s active Lila Canyon Mine, or as a stand-alone lease, suitable for a new lessee. The Environmental Assessment will identify the potential impacts from leasing and mining the coal from the active Lila Canyon Mine and does not contemplate new mine facilities.

The public is invited to attend a public meeting/hearing on Wednesday, September 30 from 7-9 p.m to learn more about this project and to provide comments. Please visit our registration page to attend. Attendees who register in advance and are from the local area will be given priority in providing comments.

How is the local government(s) likely to be impacted? NA
Possible significant impacts likely to occur: NA
Consistency Review No Consistency Review Document
Record of Decision No Record of Decision Document
State Comments No State Comments

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