Notice of Application to Amend Source Material License - Umetco Minerals Corporation

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Application to Amend Source Material License - Umetco Minerals Corporation

The Umetco Minerals Corporation of Grand Junction, Colorado, has applied for an amendment of its Source material License (License no. WYSUA-648. Amendment 77) from the Land Quality Division of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality. The license area for the reclamation of a former uranium mill is located in portions of Sections 9, 10, 15, 16, 21, and 22, Township 33 North, Range 89 West, Natrona County, Wyoming. The East Gas Hills site is approximately 50 miles east of Riverton, Wyoming, and 70 miles west of Casper, Wyoming, in the Gas Hills Uranium Mining District, just west the Rattlesnake Hills and north of the Beaver Rim. This area can be found on the Ervay Basin SW and the Gas Hills USGS quadrangle map(s). The mining operation began the late 1950s and reclamation is estimated to continue until 2020. The land, after reclamation, will be transferred to the U.S. Department of Energy for permanent care. The amendment requests the reduction of the Land Use Survey area and the removal of two monitoring locating which do not provide pertinent data. Information regarding this application may be reviewed in the Office of the Land Quality Division, Department of Environmental Quality in Cheyenne, the Natrona County Clerk’s Office, 200 N Center Street, Casper, Wyoming, or the Fremont County Clerk’s Office, 450 N 2nd Street, Room 220, Lander, Wyoming. A complete index sheet identifying all proposed changes is included with the revision application available for public viewing. Written objections to the proposed license amendment must be received by the Administrator of the Land Quality Division, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 W. 17th Street, Suite 10, Cheyenne, WY 82002, before the close of business on April 1, 2019. Only the amendment is open for public review. If an objection specifically requests a public hearing with the Department and is found to be an aggrieved party as defined in W.S. 35-11-103(a)(vii), a public hearing shall be held after the final date for filing objections. The Land Quality Division shall publish notice of the time, date and location of the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation in the locality of the proposed operation once a week for at least two (2) consecutive weeks immediately prior to the hearings. 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).