ePlanning DOI-BLM-UT-Y020-2016-0001-EA (Daneros Mine Plan Modification)  
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The BLM, Utah State Office has issued a decision regarding a proposal from Energy Fuels to modify the Daneros Mine Plan of Operations.  The BLM completed an analysis of the project proposal, considering input from internal specialists, comments from the public, and scientific data.  The Decision Record contains the final decision and rationale.  The Decision Record and all supporting documents, including the Environmental Assessment, maps, and the detailed Mine Plan of Operations Modification can be located by selecting the Documents tab on the left side of this page.
Project Description
The BLM's decision to approve the Daneros Mine Plan of Operations Modification authorizes Energy Fuels to expand facilities at the Daneros Portal Area; add new facilities at two historic mine sites (the Bullseye and South Portal Areas); and construct additional vent holes and associated access roads to support future mining.  Authorization includes the following: rehabilitation of the existing Bullseye Portal; Construction of the South Portal; expansion of the development rock area (DRA) at the Daneros Portal Area; construction of DRAs at the Bullseye and South Portal Areas; construction of ore stockpile areas at the Bullseye and South Portal Areas; construction of topsoil and inert material stockpile areas; installation of drainage control structures; installation of mine infrastructure systems; installation of office/shop complex at the South Portal Area; and installation of up to 8 additional ventilation holes.  Operation and maintenance of these facilities will occur throughout the life of mine (20 years).  The facilities will be constructed in a phased manner with mine operations resuming at the Daneros Portal and construction starting at the Bullseye Portal.  As mining progresses, the South Portal Area will be developed while much of the the Daneros and Bullseye Portal Areas will be reclaimed, including the DRAs.  All disturbed areas will be reclaimed at the conclusion of mining operations.  Total ore production for life of mine is projected to increase from 100,000 tons over 7 years to 500,000 tons over 20 years with an increase in total surface disturbance from 4.5 acres to 46 acres.

Projection Location
The Daneros Mine is located in Bullseye Canyon, in the central portion of the Colorado Plateau in southeast Utah.   The mine is remotely located approximately 67 miles west of Blanding, Utah in T. 37 S., R. 16 E., Sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 17 and 18, San Juan County.