→ Notice of intent to prepare Environmental Impact Statement on a Federal coal lease sale in Wyoming

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The Bureau of Land Management is announcing 'its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement on the potential impacts of leasing a tract of Federal coal' in the Wyoming Powder River Basin. The tract for lease is approximately 3,508 acres and is adjacent to the Antelope Mine in Campbell and Converse counties, WY. The tract is a 'maintenance tract' of Federal coal, meaning that it is 'a parcel of land containing Federal coal reserves that can be leased to maintain production at an existing mine.' The Bureau of Land Management must prepare an environmental analysis prior to holding a competitive Federal coal lease sale. This notice is part of the scoping process to identify issues or concerns that should be considered in the environmental analysis. A list of issues that have been identified in prior similar leasing actions can be reviewed here.