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Fossil Rock Fuels, LLC Coal Exploration Project, Cottonwood Lease
Manti-La Sal National Forest

	The Ferron/Price District Ranger Darren Olsen made a decision on May
25, 2012 to issue a Special Use Permit (SUP) authorizing Fossil Rock
Fuels, LLC (a subsidiary of PacifiCorp) to occupy National Forest
System lands for the purpose of coal exploration drilling within the
Cottonwood Lease Tract (State Coal Lease ML-51191-OBA).  Fossil Rock
Fuels, LLC plans to drill 27 exploratory borings within the Cottonwood
Lease Tract.  The SUP will be issued with conditions to protect
non-mineral resources.  The proposed project area is located
approximately 15 miles northwest of Castle Dale and six miles
northeast of Joe's Valley Reservoir, in the Cottonwood Creek drainage
and Trail Mountain areas of the Manti-La Sal National Forest. 

	This decision is not subject to appeal pursuant to 36 CFR 251.12(e)

	Implementation of the project may begin immediately after publication
of a legal notice announcing this decision in the Emery County
Published in the Emery County Progress June 5, 2012.

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