Under Title IV of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of
1977 (30 U.S.C. 1201 et seq.; SMCRA), the Denver Field Division of the
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) gives
notice of the availability of a Finding of No Significant Impacts
(FONSI) addressing an environmental assessment (EA) for an abandoned
mine land reclamation project in Utah.
This action covers the Maclean 3 mine fire abandoned coal mine
reclamation project. The project is located on private land in
Spring Canyon about six miles west-northwest of Helper. Specifically,
it is located in the southwest quarter of Section 7, Township 13
South, Range 9 East in Carbon County, with a short section of access
road crossing Section 12 of Township 13 South, Range 8 East. OSM
funded the Utah Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program to extinguish the
fire by injecting cellular grout underground, installing fire monitors
into two drillholes; filling surface cracks and repairing other
surface damage, reclaiming access roads, and reclaiming old
Complete copies of the FONSI are available at the Office of Surface
Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Western Region, Denver Field
Division, 1999 Broadway, Suite 3320, Denver, Colorado, 80202-3050.
They also are available at the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining,
Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program, 1594 West North Temple, Suite
1210, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84114.
Published in the Sun Advocate August 23 and 25, 2011.
These legal notices, along with those from other fine Utah newspapers, can be viewed at www.utahlegals.com