BLM seeks public comment on Coal Creek improvement project

— April 12, 2013

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kemmerer Field Office (KFO) is seeking public comment on a proposed sediment reduction and stream stabilization project along a four-mile segment of Coal Creek and Coal Creek Road (BLM Road 4216), approximately 26 miles north of Cokeville, Wyo.

More information, including a map of the project area and details on the proposed action, existing conditions and preliminary issues, is available at the KFO, 312 Highway 189 N., Kemmerer, Wyo., and online at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/kfo/coalcreek.html.

An environmental assessment (EA) will analyze the proposed action and alternatives with an estimated completion date of October 2013. The BLM is seeking constructive public comments to help identify potential issues, concerns, ideas, alternatives or mitigation opportunities to be addressed in the EA. Comments are most helpful if they are substantive, specific, cite additional relevant issues, or determine the extent of those issues.

Mail or deliver written comments to BLM KFO, Attn: Scott M. Whitesides, 312 Highway 189 N., Kemmerer, WY 83101 or email to swhitesides@blm.gov by Friday, May 10.

The BLM will accept public feedback throughout the planning process and outside established public involvement timeframes; however, these comments may be considered secondary to comments received in a timely manner and may only be assessed to determine if they identify concerns that would substantially alter the assumptions, proposal, design, or analysis presented in the EA.

For additional information, please contact Scott Whitesides at 307-828-4518 or swhitesides@blm.gov.

Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours.  The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

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