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Project #80363
Key Info:
Sponsor:
DNR/Division of Oil, Gas & Mining
Title of Action:
Buckmaster II Abandoned Mine Closure Project, AMR/015/936
Project Start Date:
10/01/2021
Location:
T21S R14E S3,4,5,8,9,10,11,14,15,16,17,20,21,22,23,26,27,28,29,31,32,33,34 SL, T22S R13E S1,12,13 SL, T22S R14E S2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,34,35,36 SL, T23S R14E S1,2 SL
Location/Supplemental Attachment:

Buckmaster2 map.pdf
Counties:
Emery
Has local government been contacted?
Yes
Date Local Government was Contacted:
06/01/2021
Acquisition:
No
Date of Acquisition:
N/A
Have the state representative and state senator been contacted?
No


Project abstract: The Buckmaster II Project would safeguard approximately 51 hazardous abandoned mine openings in Emery County. The project area is located west of Green River with sites located north and south of Interstate 70 and generally within 2 miles of the San Rafael River, both east and west of the river. Project area boundary is shown on the attached location map.

The mine features in the project area are located on BLM, SITLA, and private lands. These features have been identified as hazards to public safety and are high priority for closure. The project would be conducted under the mandate of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA). Cultural, biological and paleontological surveys and consultations have been conducted for compliance with NEPA, ESA and NHPA Section 106. The safeguard design minimizes impact to these resources. BLM will write a DNA, and the USDOI Office of Surface Mining will complete a Categorical Exclusion Determination.
Local government's response? The Emery County Public Lands Council is supportive of the proposed project.
How is the local government(s) likely to be impacted? Local governments could be relieved of search and rescue-related costs and paperwork.
Possible significant impacts likely to occur: none
Consistency Review No Consistency Review Document
Record of Decision No Record of Decision Document
State Comments No State Comments


For further information please contact project sponsor.