BLM seeks public comment on sodium lease in Sweetwater County


KEMMERER, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kemmerer Field Office in Wyoming invites the public to review the Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the proposed Big Dry Creek sodium lease sale.

The purpose of the environmental assessment is to analyze the impacts associated with leasing 5,095 acres of sodium for trona mining in three federal lease tracts located in southwest Sweetwater County, approximately 15 miles southwest of Green River, Wyo., in the BLM-managed Known Sodium Leasing Area.

This notice initiates a 15-day comment period ending on March 15, 2019.

The BLM will review all comments received, but the most helpful comments address specific issues and impacts of the proposal.

To review the analysis and supporting documents for the Big Dry Creek sodium lease sale proposal, visit the BLM’s ePlanning site at https://go.usa.gov/xPqHa.

The BLM is committed to responsibly protecting and managing all natural resources on public land.

Trona is a sodium mineral used to manufacture a wide range of products, from glass and detergents to paper and textiles. Mineral development on the proposed leases would provide new economic opportunities in the proposed area.

Comments may be submitted by email to [email protected] with Big Dry Creek Sodium Lease Sale in the subject line; by mail to BLM Kemmerer Field Office, Attn: Kelly Lamborn, Project Coordinator, 430 N. Highway 189, Kemmerer, WY 83101; or by fax to 307-828-4539.

You may request that your personal identifying information (name, address, phone number or email) be withheld from public review, but the BLM cannot guarantee that we will do so.

For more projectspecific information, contact Kelly Lamborn at (307) 828-4505.