April 2, 2020
Bentonite Performance Minerals, LLC of Colony, Wyoming has applied for a regular mining permit amendment from the Land Quality Division of the Department of Environmental Quality for the State of Wyoming. The mining permit amendment area for the mining of bentonite will be located in: W1/2SW1/4SW1/4, Section 19, W1/2NW1/4NW1/4, SW1/4NW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4, W1/2SE1/4NW1/4, Section 30, Township 57 North, Range 65 West and all land south of the North Fork of the Little Missouri River in Lots 5, 6, 7, 8, S1/2S1/2, Section 24, 300’ in N1/2NW1/4, N1/2NE1/4, SE1/4NE1/4, SW1/4NE1/4, Section 25, Township 57 North, Range 66 West, 6th P.M., Crook County, Wyoming. The amendment area is approximately 17 miles northwest of Hulett, Wyoming and 29 miles west of Colony, Wyoming. The proposed operation is scheduled to begin July 2020 and is estimated to continue until 2039.
Information regarding the proposed mining operation and reclamation procedures may be reviewed in the Office of the Land Quality Division of the Department of Environmental Quality in Cheyenne and Sheridan, the office of Bentonite Performance Minerals in Colony, Wyoming or the Crook County Clerk’s Office, Sundance, Wyoming. Written objections to the proposed mining operation must be received by the Administrator of the Land Quality Division of the Department of Environmental Quality, Herschler Building, 122 West 25th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82002, before the close of business on April 25th, 2020. If an objection specifically requests a public hearing before the Environmental Quality Council, a public hearing shall be held within twenty (20) days after the final date for filing objections unless a different period is stipulated to by the parties. The Environmental Quality Council or Director shall publish notice of the time, date and location of the hearing or conference in a newspaper of general circulation in the locality of the proposed operation once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks immediately prior to the hearing or conference. The hearing shall be conducted as a contested case in accordance with the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act (W.S. §16-3-101 through §16-3-115), and the right of judicial review shall be afforded as provided in that Act. All parties as given in W.S. §35-11-406(j) will be mailed a copy of this notice. The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will be mailed a copy of the application mine plan map as required in W.S. §35-11-406(j).
Publish: March 26, April 2, 9 and 16, 2020