ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR RECLAMATION OF BURRO MINES COMPLEX – FINAL ISSUED

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM) is performing mine reclamation activities at the Burro Mines Complex, located in the Slick Rock area of southwestern San Miguel County, Colorado, on DOE Uranium Lease Tract SR-13. LM recently issued a final Environmental Assessment (EA) and final Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the reclamation activities. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Tres Rios Field Office and the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining, and Safety are cooperating agencies for this EA.

Based on the analyses in the final EA, DOE determined that this reclamation project would not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of human health and the environment within the context of NEPA. Therefore, the preparation of an environmental impact statement is not required, and DOE issued a final FONSI. The final EA and final FONSI can be found here: /nepa/doeea-2121-reclamation-burro-mines-complex-san-miguel-county-colorado.