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 Carbon County, Utah.
This action covers the Wattis underground mine fire reclamation
project. The project is located on lands managed by the US Forest
Service (Manti-La Sal National Forest) about one mile northeast of
Star Point and two miles northwest of Wattis, Utah. Specifically, it
is located in the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of the
Northeast Quarter (SE Â¼ of NE Â¼ of NE Â¼) of Section 08,
Township 15 South, Range 8 East, in Carbon County. The project will
also include repair of a previously reclaimed abandoned mine feature
in the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast
Quarter (NE Â¼ of SW Â¼ of NE Â¼) of Section 08, Township 15
South, Range 8 East, in Carbon County. OSM funded the Utah Abandoned
Mine Reclamation Program to excavate collapsed debris at mine portal
areas, inject fire suppression foam into the fire, repair a backfill
closure at a previously closed portal, and revegetate the affected
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 September 5, 2013.
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