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CX-002920: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Reclamation Projects in Jo Dandy Lease Tract C-JD-7, Uranium Leasing Program
CX(s) Applied: B1.28, B1.3
Date: 06/25/2010
Location(s): Naturita, Colorado
Office(s): Legacy Management

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM) proposes to close a mine portal and the related vent located on the Aztec Claim on Lease Tract C-JD-7. Independent contractors associated with Cotter Corporation, the leaseholder, would complete all work within an expected 2 days. The abandoned mine features, which DOE inherited when lease tract boundaries were reconfigured in 2007, are a public safety concern. The lease tract is in the Paradox Valley in western Montrose County, Colorado, approximately 10 miles west-northwest of the town of Naturita and south of State Highway 90. Access to the mine sites would be by all-terrain vehicle or on an existing dirt track road.