BLM seeks input on Millard County potash project

Published: Friday, March 14 2014 3:20 p.m. MDT

FILLMORE — The Bureau of Land Management Utah Fillmore Field Office is seeking public input on a proposed 124,000-acre potash development project in Millard County. Peak Minerals Inc. is proposing to construct, operate, and maintain the facilities required to extract and process potash from brine solution found on potash leases in central Millard County's Sevier Playa. Proposed project infrastructure includes ponds, wells, power and gas lines, a rail facility and access roads. The BLM has announced its intent to prepare an environmental impact statement for the proposed project and will take comments until April 11 — or 15 days after a public meeting, whichever is later.

The BLM is seeking input from the public to determine relevant issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis and guide the process for developing it. The public meeting will be in Delta, where BLM staff and representatives of Peak Minerals will provide information and answer questions. The specific meeting venue, time, and date will be published at least 15 days in advance on the BLM website at www.ut.blm.gov. The website also contains guidelines on submitting comments. Comments can be mailed to BLM Fillmore Field Office, 95 E. 500 North, Fillmore, UT 84631; emailed to blm_ut_fm_comments@blm.gov; or faxed to 435-743-3135.

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