Notice of Proposed Amendment - Strata Energy, Inc. Source Material License WYSUA-1601

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Proposed Amendment - Strata Energy, Inc., Source Material License WYSUA-1601

Strata Energy, Inc. of Oshoto, Wyoming has applied for an amendment of its Source Material License (WYSUA-1601, Amendment 9) from the Land Quality Division of the Department of Environmental Quality. The license area for the mining of uranium is located in: all or parts of Sections 7, 17, 18 and 19 of Township 53 North, Range 67 West and all or parts of Sections 12, 13, and 24 of Township 53 North, Range 68 West, Crook County, Wyoming. The Ross ISR Project is approximately 23 miles north of Moorcroft, Wyoming and within the upper reaches of the Little Missouri River drainage. The license area encompasses 1,721 acres. This area can be found on the Oshoto USGS 7.5’ Topographic Quadrangle Map of Crook County, Wyoming. The mining operation began in December 2015 and is estimated to continue until 2033. The land, after mining, will be returned to grazing, agriculture (crop production), and industrial uses. The amendment includes modifications to License WYSUA-1601 to accommodate In Situ Recovery operations for the use of low pH lixiviant in addition to the approved alkaline lixiviant.

The Department of Environmental Quality has issued an initial draft decision to approve the license amendment application. Information regarding this initial draft decision and the application may be reviewed in the office of the Land Quality Division of the Department of Environmental Quality in Cheyenne and Sheridan, Wyoming, or the Crook County Clerk's Office, Sundance, Wyoming. A revised application with track changes/track bars identifying all proposed changes is included with the amendment application available for public viewing along with the initial draft decision. Written comments or objections to the proposed license amendment must be received by the Administrator of the Land Quality Division of the Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th Street, Suite 10, Cheyenne, WY 82002, before the close of business, June 15, 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 made by 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 statewide or general circulation in the locality of the proposed operation or on the Department of Environmental Quality web site before the public hearing. The Wyoming Oil and Gas Commission will be mailed a copy of the application mine plan map as required in W.S. §35-11-406(j).