The Bureau of Land Management will hold two public meetings to hear concerns about the construction of a hazardous waste incineration plant in Tooele County, BLM spokesman Dennis Oaks says.

U.S. Pollution Control Inc. proposes to build the $50 million incinerator plant on private land in the county's West Desert Hazardous Industry Area.But roads to the site would cross federal lands, and the BLM has determined granting those rights of way would require an environmental impact statement. The public's reaction to the proposed plant will be incorporated in the impact statement, said Oaks The storage, transfer and incineration plant would handle about 130,000 tons of waste annually.

The first meeting will be Feb. 1 in Salt Lake City in the state Natural Resources Department Building auditorium and the second Feb. 2 in the Tooele County Courthouse.