Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the GCC Dacotah Cement Dewey Conveyor Project
Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 4332, the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will direct the preparation of an EIS on a project proposed by GCC Dacotah, Inc., and conduct public scoping meetings to analyze (1) The application for right-of-way (ROW) on lands administered in part by the South Dakota Field Office of the BLM, and (2) an application for a special use permit within the Black Hills National Forest of the U.S. Forest Service. The proposed action is to construct, operate, maintain, and terminate approximately 7 miles of an enclosed above-ground conveyor belt to transfer crushed limestone from a quarry site to a rail loading facility near the town of Dewey in Custer County, South Dakota. The proposed conveyor belt would cross about 1.5 miles of National Forest and about 1 mile of BLM-administered public lands. The BLM is the lead agency for this project, and the Forest Service is a cooperating agency with jurisdiction by law.