Public Comment Sought on EA for West Antelope II South Coal Lease Modification

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Plains District Office (HPDO) announces the availability of an environmental assessment (EA) (DOI-BLM-WY-060-EA13-147) analyzing the impacts of a modification of coal lease WYW-177903 at the Antelope Mine.  The Antelope Mine is located approximately 20 miles south/southeast of the city of Wright, Wyo.

Antelope Coal, LLC has applied to modify an existing lease (WYW-177903) in order to avoid a potential bypass of an estimated 15,751,000 tons of minable federal coal within an 856.61 acre tract in Converse County.


The project area was previously analyzed in the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for the West Antelope II Coal Lease Application WYW-163340 (December 2008).  This EA was prepared for the proposed action, and is tiered to the West Antelope II FEIS.

An electronic copy of the EA is available at:www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/hpd/w-antelopeIIsouth.html or at BLM offices.
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