San Rafael Swell Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program

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John Baza, Director of Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining, and Associate Director John Rogers attended the Emery County Public Lands Council meeting on Tuesday.

Baza explained at the meeting that the abandoned mine reclamation program is in the next phase of the San Rafael project to close certain abandoned mines. They are currently focusing on the south part of the San Rafael Swell. The Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining is working collaboratively with the Bureau of Land Management and the contract is currently out for bid.

The quarterly Carbon and Emery County Collaborative meeting is scheduled for Sept. 16 at 9 a.m. in the Swell Room at the Castle Dale courthouse.

The Division of Oil, Gas and Mining is conducting its annual survey to determine the satisfaction of its customers. The survey consists of six short questions and will rate stakeholders’ satisfaction. Stakeholders can provide detailed comments as well. To take part in the survey, go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/YRN9CCQ.

The next Emery County Public Lands Council meeting will be held on Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. at the Emery County courthouse in Castle Dale.

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