Notice of Proposed Action
Arch Coal, Canyon Fuel Company, LLC
Winter Quarters Lease Modification
Arch Coal, Inc. (Arch), through its wholly-owned subsidiaries Ark
Land Company (Ark) and Canyon Fuel Company, LLC (CFC), applied for a
coal lease modification of the Winter Quarters Federal Coal Lease
UTU-67939 to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Price Field Office.
This lease actionwould expand lands available for underground coal
mining operations for the Skyline Mine, located in Carbon County near
Scofield, Utah. The proposed lease modification would add
approximately 770 acres of unleased Federal coal land to the existing
coal lease. Of the total proposed acreage, approximately 690 acres of
the surface are managed by the Manti-La Sal National Forest (MLNF),
while about 80 acres of the surface are private (fee) lands owned by
the Allred Family Trust.
The legal description of the area are as follows: Township 12 South,
Range 6 East, SLM&B, Section 25: SW1/4 NE1/4, W1/2 SE1/4, S 1/2
NW1/4, SW1/4, Section 26: S1/2 NE1/4, S1/2 NW1/4, N1/2 SE1/4, N1/2
SW1/4, SW1/4 SW1/4, Section 34: NE1/4 NE1/4.
The proposed action for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is to
consider the lease modification consistent with Federal Regulations 43
CFR 3425. MLNF is considering whether to consent to leasing by BLM
and if so, with lease stipulations necessary to protect non-coal
resources. If the land is made available for leasing the tract would
be offered with BLM's standard terms and conditions, and special coal
lease stipulations identified by BLM and the Forest Service for the
protection of other natural resources consistent with applicable laws,
Forest Service and BLM policies, and the Land and Resource Management
Plan, Manti-La Sal National Forest.
You are invited to comment on our proposed action. This decision is
subject to appeal pursuant to Forest Service regulations 36 CFR 215.
Comments can be either oral or written in response to this project.
Individuals or representatives from each organization, submitting
comments must either sign the comments or otherwise verify identity in
order to attain appeal eligibility. Comments received, including names
and addresses of those who comment, will be considered part of the
public record for this project and will be available for public
inspection. Comments should include the information required pursuant
to 36 CFR 215.6(a)(3), as published in the Federal Register on June 4,
The Responsible Official is Pamela Brown. Please send written
comments to: Pam Brown, Forest Supervisor, Manti-La Sal National
Forest, 599 West Price River Drive, Price UT 84501; phone: (435)
637-2817, fax: (435) 637-4940; e-mail:
email@example.com. E-mailed comments must be
submitted in MS Word (*.doc) or rich text format (*.rtf). Comments
may also be delivered to the above address during regular business
hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, Monday-Friday, excluding federal
holidays. The opportunity to comment ends 30 days following the date
of publication of this legal notice in the Sun Advocate.
If you have any questions or would like a copy of the Proposed Action
and the Purpose and Need sent to you, please contact Joseph
DiBenedetto, Team Leader, 599 West Price River Drive, Price UT,
435-637-2817 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Published in the Sun Advocate May 17, 2011.
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