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LEGAL NOTICE OF DECISION Greens Hollow Federal Coal Lease Tract (UTU-84102) USDA Forest Service Manti-La Sal National Forest Fishlake National Forest


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 As Responsible Officials, Elizabeth Close, Acting Forest Supervisor,
Manti-La Sal National Forest and Allen Rowley, Forest Supervisor
Fishlake National Forest, signed a Record of Decision (ROD) on
December 13, 2011 consenting to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
leasing the Greens Hollow Federal Coal Lease Tract with stipulations
for the protection of non-mineral resources. The ROD identifies
Alternative 3 of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS)
as the Selected Alternative. Alternative 3 analyzed the effects of
potential future underground mining in the tract while protecting
certain critical surface resources from effects of subsidence
including perennial streams where surface flow could be lost to
subsidence-induced cracking of Castlegate Sandstone or where
escarpments could fail. 
 
 	The tract is located on the southern end of the Wasatch Plateau,
Wasatch Plateau Coal Field, in the Wasatch Plateau Known Recoverable
Coal Resource Area, approximately 10.5 air miles west of the town of
Emery, Utah and 5 miles north of the Southern Utah Fuel Company mine
portal in Convulsion Canyon. The consent to lease includes a total of
approximately 6,175 acres of National Forest System lands, with
approximately 6,096 acres being located on the Manti-La Sal National
Forest and approximately 79 acres being located on the Fishlake
National Forest. 
 
 	The Final EIS and ROD are available for public review at the
Manti-La Sal National Forest Supervisor's Office, 599 West Price River
Road, Price, Utah 84501or on the project website at
http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/mantilasal/projects/. 
 
 	This decision is subject to appeal pursuant to Forest Service
regulations at 36 CFR 215. Appeals must meet the content requirements
of 36 CFR 215.14. Only individuals or organizations that submitted
comments or otherwise expressed interest in the project during the
comment period may appeal.  Appeals, including attachments, must be
postmarked or received by the Appeal Deciding Officer within 45 days
of the publication of this notice in the Price Sun Advocate, Price,
Utah or the Richfield Reaper, Richfield, Utah (which ever is later).
This date is the exclusive means for calculating the time to file an
appeal. Timeframe information from other sources should not be relied
upon. Incorporation of documents by reference is not allowed. The
Appeal Deciding Officer is Harv Forsgren, Regional Forester for the
Intermountain Region (801) 625-5306.  Appeals must be sent to:  Appeal
Deciding Officer, Intermountain Region USFS, 324 25th Street, Ogden,
Utah 84401; or by fax to 801-625-5277; or by email to:
appeals-intermtn-regional-office@fs.fed.us. Emailed appeals must be
submitted in rich text (*.rtf), Word (*.doc or *.docx) or portable
document format (*.pdf) and must include the project name in the
subject line. Appeals may also be hand delivered to the above address,
during regular business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through
Friday.
 
 	If no appeal is received within the 45-day time period,
implementation of this decision may begin on, but not before, the 5th
business day following the close of the appeal filing period. If an
appeal is received, implementation may not occur for 15 days following
the date of appeal disposition. If you have any questions or would
like a copy of the Final EIS and ROD sent to you, please contact Tom
Lloyd, 599 West Price River Road, Price, Utah 84501 or call (435)
637-2817. 
 Published in the Sun Advocate December 29, 2011.
     
     

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