Bentonite Performance Minerals, LLC - 2nd Publication Small Mine Permit Application

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Notice of Small Mine Permit Application - Bentonite Performance Minerals, LLC

Bentonite Performance Minerals, LLC of Colony, WY has applied for a small mining permit from the Land Quality Division of the Department of Environmental Quality for the State of Wyoming. The mining permit area for the mining of sand & gravel will be located in:  E ½ SW ¼; W ½ SW ¼ SE ¼ T57N R64W Section 18 in Crook County, Wyoming. The Jay Gravel Mine is approximately 1 mile southeast of the junction between Crook County Road 269 and Crook County Road 200. The proposed operation is scheduled to begin September 2017 and is estimated to continue until 2026.

Information regarding the proposed mining operation and reclamation procedures may be reviewed in the Office of the Land Quality Division of the Department of Environmental Quality in Cheyenne and Sheridan, WY or the Crook County Clerk's Office Sundance, Wyoming. Written objections to the proposed mining operation must be received by the Administrator of the Land Quality Division of the Department of Environmental Quality, 200 W. 17th Street, Suite 10, Cheyenne, WY 82002, before the close of business September 23, 2017.   If an objection specifically requests a public hearing before the Environmental Quality Council, a public hearing shall be held within twenty (20) days after the final date for filing objections unless a different period is stipulated to by the parties. The Environmental Quality Council or Director shall publish notice of the time, date and location of the hearing or conference in a newspaper of general circulation in the locality of the proposed operation once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks immediately prior to the hearing or conference. The hearing shall be conducted as a contested case in accordance with the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act (W.S. §16-3-101 through §16-3-115), and the right of judicial review shall be afforded as provided in that Act. All parties as given in W.S. §35-11-406(j) will be mailed a copy of this notice. The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will be mailed a copy of the application mine plan map as required in W.S. §35-11-406(j).