In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1970 (NEPA), an Environmental Assessment (EA) is being prepared for the proposed construction of a new Energy and Minerals Research Facility, referred to as the EMRF. The EA will identify and analyze potential impacts of the project to the human and natural environment, determine mitigation measures for unavoidable impacts, and provide opportunities for public comment. By following this process, decisionmakers will be equipped with the information necessary to make safe and sustainable decisions regarding this proposed Federal action.
Notice of Public Meeting and Public Comment Period
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has initiated a 30-day public comment period and issued a Notice of Availability for an Environmental Assessment (EA) of a proposed laboratory and office facility to support USGS and Colorado School of Mines Energy and Mineral Science Operations. In addition, an informational meeting will be held at the Colorado School of Mines.
The public comment period will be open from February 8th–March 9th. A public meeting will be held on February 15, 2023, from 5:00–8:00 pm in Ballrooms B and C of the Ben H. Parker Student Center, on the Colorado School of Mines Campus in Golden, CO.
Read More: Notice of Public Comment Period and Availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Construction of a Laboratory and Office Facility to Support U.S. Geological Survey and Colorado School of Mines Energy and Mineral Science Operations
Throughout this process, publicly available documents—including notices of opportunity for public comment and the Draft EA—will be posted on this webpage. Stay tuned for further information regarding the EA process.