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E-M:/ DNR web: decisions on Kennecott's proposed surface use & reclamation plan.



Michigan

These two notices from the Michigan DNR calendar, available at http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10371_12831-161088--,00.html

 

For more information about the Sierra Club’s point of view, see http://michigan.sierraclub.org/mining.shtml, and past posts to Enviro-Mich.

Note the deadline for public comments is 5pm on October 17!  See below for more information, including links to the website with response addresses, both for electronic mail and for snail mail.  (Sorry for duplicate messages.)

Mineral and Land Management

SURFACE USE LEASE FOR METALLIC MINERAL MINING FACILITY: The DNR is reviewing the request of Kennecott Eagle Minerals Corporation for a metallic mineral mining surface facility. Most of the proposed mining operations are located on a 120-acre parcel of state forest land in the Gwinn Management Unit described as the N ½ of the NW ¼ of Section 12 and the SW ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 12, T50N, R29W, Michigamme Township, Marquette County. The draft surface use lease will be posted on the DNR Web site at http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10368_11800---,00.html. Contact: Thomas Wellman, 517-335-3251. Decision-maker: DNR Director.

MINING AND RECLAMATION PLAN - PURSUANT TO DNR METALLIC MINERAL LEASE: Kennecott Eagle Minerals Corporation's proposed Eagle Mine occupies parts of two state of Michigan metallic mineral leases. Approximately one-half of the ore body lies within Lease No. M-602, while the proposed surface facilities lie within Lease No. M-603. Metallic mineral leases require the lessee to submit a Mining and Reclamation Plan for approval prior to the start of any mining activities. A summary and analysis of Kennecott's Mining and Reclamation Plan is posted on the DNR Web site at http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10368_11800---,00.html. Contact: Thomas Wellman, 517-335-3251. Decision-maker: DNR Director or Forest, Mineral and Fire Management Chief.

Visit the DNR Web Site at http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10368_11800-161951--,00.html for information on the proposed Surface Use Lease and the proposed Mining and Reclamation Plan pursuant to the metallic mineral lease. Contact: Thomas Wellman, 517-335-3251. Decision-maker for the DNR issues numbers 4 and 5 above: DNR Director.

 

 

~Rita Jack

 

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Water Sentinels Project

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