Notice of Source Material License Amendment Application - Kennecott Uranium Company

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Notice of Source Material License Amendment Application - Kennecott Uranium Company

Kennecott Uranium Company of Rawlins, Wyoming has applied for an amendment of its Source Material License (WYSUA-1350, Amendment 1) from the Land Quality Division of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality. The licensed area for possession of byproduct material is located in portions of Sections 10, 11, 14, and 15, Township 24N, Range 93W, Sweetwater County, Wyoming. The 1,432 acre area is located approximately 42 miles northwest of Rawlins, Wyoming. This area can be found on the Rendle Hill USGS quadrangle map(s). The mining and milling operations began in February 1981, ceased in April 1983, and the facility has been in a period of standby since then. The land, after mining, will be returned to general rangeland uses. The amendment requests a revision to modernize and improve the efficiency of security measures at the facility and to update the requirements and composition of the Safety and Environmental Review Panel. Information regarding this application may be reviewed in the Office of the Land Quality Division, Department of Environmental Quality in Cheyenne or the Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office, Green River, 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 March 16, 2020. 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 hearing. The hearing would be conducted in accordance with the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act (W.S. §16-3-101 through §16-3-115) as it pertains to the hearings. The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will be mailed a copy of the application mine plan map.