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BLM taking public comment on Moss Mine environmental assessment

May 3, 2018 GMT

KINGMAN — The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments for rights-of-way to the Moss Mine near Bullhead City.

BLM received applications for three 30-year rights-of-way from Golden Vertex Corp., which operates the mine. BLM is seeking comments on an Environmental Assessment which has been completed.

One application is for a right-of-way and a temporary permit to build and operate an overhead electrical distribution line for about 7 miles along Silver Creek Road from eastern Bullhead City to Moss Mine. The lines would be used to power mining operations.

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Another application is for a right-of-way for a fiber optic line that would use the same structure as the distribution line. The last application is for a right-of-way to widen and maintain an existing dirt road from Silver Creek Road to the mine. The dirt road, used by mine employees, is about 1.2 miles long and would be widened from 13 to 24 feet.

The public comment period begins Thursday and will end May 18. A description of the project can be found on BLM’s website at https://go.usa.gov/xnyHV.

Comments can be emailed to blm_az_kfoweb@blm.gov. Include Golden Vertex Corp. EA in the subject line of the email. Comments can be mailed to the BLM Kingman office at 2755 Mission Blvd., Kingman, AZ, 86401, or sent by fax to 928-718-3761.

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