Draft EIS for northern Arizona uranium lands set for Feb. 18 public release
The Arizona BLM office advised us late today that the Draft EIS for uranium exploration and development in northern Arizona has been delivered to BLM and is now at the printer. Barring a major event, they anticipate a public release on February 18th, which will begin the 45 day public comment period. The public comment period will end on April 4. AZGS is a cooperating agency in the EIS process. [right, map showing the withdrawal area of approximately 1 million acres of federal lands from exploration or mineral entryin green]
The public meeting schedule is now:
March 7, 2011 - BLM National Training Center, Phoenix, AZ March 8, 2011 - High Country Conference Center, Flagstaff, AZ March 9, 2011 - Fredonia High School Media Center, Fredonia, AZ March10, 2011 - Homewood Suites, Salt Lake City, UT
All meetings are planned as an Open House scheduled to begin at 6pm, with an introduction and informational presentation from 6:30 to about 6:45, and scheduled to end at 8:30.