United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management

Environment Assessment UT-040-04-057

Star District Abandoned Mine Reclamation Project
Location: Township T28S Salt Lake Meridian Range R11W Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

Applicant/Address:

Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining 1594 West North Temple PO Box 145801 Salt Lake City UT 84114-5801

U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management Cedar City Field Office
176 East D.L. Sargent Drive Cedar City, UT 84720 Phone: (435) 586-2401 http://www.ut.blm.gov/cedarcity_fo/

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

Star District Abandoned Mine Reclamation Project

Utah Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program

AMR/001/902 Beaver County, Utah

Prepared by Utah Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program and Bureau of Land Management, Cedar City District on behalf of the USDOI Office of Surface Mining February 9, 2007

TABLE OF CONTENTS EA UT-040-04-057

1.0 PURPOSE & NEED .............................................................................. 1
1.1 Introduction ............................................................................................................................................... 1 1.2 Background ................................................................................................................................................ 1 1.3 Need for the Proposed Action ....................................................................................................... 2 1.4 Purpose(s) of the Proposed Action............................................................................................ 2 1.5 Conformance with BLM Land Use Plan(s): .......................................................................... 2 1.6 Relationship to Statutes, Regulations, or other Plans:................................................. 3 1.7 Identification of Issues: ...................................................................................................................... 3 1.8 Summary ..................................................................................................................................................... 4

2.0 DESCRIPTION OF ALTERNATIVES, INCLUDING PROPOSED ACTION ......................................................................................................... 5
2.1 Introduction: ............................................................................................................................................... 5 2.2 Alternative A – Proposed Action: ................................................................................................ 5 2.3 Alternative B – No Action ................................................................................................................. 8 2.4 Alternatives Considered, but Eliminated from Further Analysis ........................... 8

3.0 AFFECTED ENVIRONMENT.............................................................. 9
3.1 Introduction................................................................................................................................................. 9 3.2 General Setting ....................................................................................................................................... 9 3.3 Critical Elements of the Human Environment and Other Resources Brought Forward for Analysis ..................................................................................................................................... 9 3.3.1 Public Safety ................................................................................................................................ 10 3.3.2 Cultural Resources.................................................................................................................... 10 3.3.3 Sensitive Animal Species ..................................................................................................... 10

4.0 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS.......................................................... 13
4.1 Introduction............................................................................................................................................... 13 4.2 Direct/Indirect Impacts...................................................................................................................... 13 4.2.1 Alternative A – Proposed Action ...................................................................................... 13 4.2.2. Alternative B – No Action .................................................................................................... 13 4.3 Cumulative Impacts Analysis ....................................................................................................... 13 4.3.1 Past and Present Actions ..................................................................................................... 13 4.3.2 Reasonably Foreseeable Action Scenario (RFAS) ............................................ 14 4.3.3 Cumulative Impacts: ................................................................................................................ 14

5.0 CONSULTATION AND COORDINATION: .................................... 15
5.1 Introduction............................................................................................................................................... 15 5.2 Persons, Groups, and Agencies Consulted....................................................................... 15 5.3 Summary of Public Participation:.............................................................................................. 15 5.4 List of Preparers ................................................................................................................................... 16

6.0 REFERENCES, GLOSSARY AND ACRONYMS ......................... 17
6.1 References Cited:................................................................................................................................ 17 6.2 Glossary of Terms and Acronyms ............................................................................................ 18

APPENDICES
Appendix A. Appendix B. Appendix C. Appendix D. Appendix E. Appendix F. Interdisciplinary Team Analysis Record Checklist Maps Mine Closure Schedule Mine Closure and Construction Methods Reclamation Seed Mix Section 0300 Star District Project Reclamation Construction Contract Specifications Appendix G. Standard Operating Procedures and Stipulations

Star District Abandoned Mine Reclamation Project
Environmental Assessment UT-040-04-057

1.0 PURPOSE & NEED
1.1 Introduction This Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared to disclose and analyze the environmental consequences of the Star District Abandoned Mine Reclamation Project as proposed by the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining (DOGM). The EA is a sitespecific analysis of potential impacts that could result with the implementation of a proposed action or alternatives to the proposed action. The EA assists the BLM and the Office of Surface Mining (OSM) in project planning and ensuring compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and in making a determination as to whether any “significant” impacts could result from the analyzed actions. “Significance” is defined by NEPA and is found in regulation 40 CFR 1508.27. An EA provides evidence for determining whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or a statement of “Finding of No Significant Impact” (FONSI). If the BLM decision maker determines that this project has “significant” impacts following the analysis in the EA, then a Notice of Intent (NOI) to write an EIS would be prepared for the project. If not, a Decision Record may be signed for the EA approving the selected alternative, whether the proposed action or another alternative. For the BLM, the Decision Record (DR), including a FONSI statement, documents the reasons why implementation of the selected alternative would not result in “significant” environmental impacts (effects) beyond those already addressed in the Pinyon Management Framework Plan signed June 10, 1983. OSM will issue either a NOI or a FONSI. If OSM issues a FONSI, it will also issue an Authorization to Proceed, authorizing the expenditure of federal funds.

1.2 Background
The project would be carried out by the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining’s (DOGM) Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program (AMRP) under the authority of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (P. L. 95-87) (SMCRA) and would be conducted in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The Utah AMRP has primacy in the state to conduct SMCRA authorized abandoned mine reclamation. The Western Regional Coordinating Center, Denver Field Office, OSM, U.S. Department of Interior, is the Federal agency which funds and oversees this program. OSM wrote a programmatic environmental impact statement that discusses the impacts of abandoned mine reclamation (OSM EIS 11 in 1983 (USDOI-OSM). The purpose of the AMRP is to abate physical safety hazards associated with abandoned mines under the authority of Title IV of SMCRA. Only mines that meet the definition of “abandoned” as defined in SMCRA are eligible for funding. Funding comes from a tax on current coal production. A percentage of this tax is returned to the state of origin by the U.S. Congress through the Office of Surface Mining specifically for use in the reclamation of abandoned mines. Mines within the EA analysis area meet the Priority 1 safety hazard requirement in SMCRA.
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The proposed project would address hazardous abandoned mine openings on private and public lands in the Star Range area of Beaver County, Utah. The project area is southwest of the town of Milford and throughout the Star Range mountains (see Appendix B - Map 1). Access to the project areas is via existing graded roads, unimproved dirt roads, trails, and footpaths. The proposed construction work is estimated to require approximately 6 months to complete. Reclamation construction could commence in early 2007 and end as late as September 2008. Visitors to these mines are exposed to a wide variety of physical safety hazards and potential health hazards. Old mine access roads lead directly to the mine sites making them a destination for hikers and mining history enthusiasts. This current ease of access increases the risk to the public. This project proposes to close mine portals and eliminate hazards in such a way as to preserve the historic values and provide visitors a safer recreational experience. Beaver County is located in southwestern Utah about 212 miles south of Salt Lake City and 235 miles north of Las Vegas (http://www.beavercountyutahtc.com/2005). Mining first began in Beaver County in 1858 and experienced a series of booms and busts as the mineral commodity industry went through various cycles of activity related to regional, national and worldwide economic conditions 1.3 Need for the Proposed Action The DOGM/AMRP proposes, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), to close hazardous abandoned mine openings in the Star District Mining District, in the northeastern portion of Beaver County, Utah. Two hundred and eighty one openings are proposed for closure, of these, 137 are on lands managed by the Cedar City Field Office (CCFO) of the BLM. The proposed action is needed because these open abandoned mines pose physical safety hazards to the public. Abandoned mines are hazardous because they are no longer maintained, lack ventilation and may collapse. People may become lost or injured inside them. Nationwide an average of thirty deaths occur a year at abandoned mine sites (MSHA, 2005). 1.4 Purpose(s) of the Proposed Action The purpose of the proposed action is to assist DOGM in meeting their objectives for safe mining and mineral-related activities within the State of Utah. The purpose is also to support BLM Utah’s abandoned mine reclamation program. 1.5 Conformance with BLM Land Use Plan(s): The proposed action and alternative described below are in conformance with Pinyon Management Framework Plan (MFP), approved June 10, 1983. Although the proposed action and alternative are not specifically mentioned in the plan, they are consistent with the objectives, goals, and decisions of the approved plan. It has been determined that the proposed action and alternative would not conflict with other decisions throughout the plan.

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1.6 Relationship to Statutes, Regulations, or other Plans: The proposed action and alternative are consistent with federal, state and local laws, regulations, and plans to the maximum extent possible, including the following: Taylor Grazing Act (TGA) of 1934 Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) Public Rangelands Improvement Act (PRIA) of 1978 Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973 (as amended) 43 CFR 4100 Grazing Administration-Exclusive of Alaska Standards of Quality for Waters of the State, R317-2-6, Utah Administrative Code, December 1997 BLM Utah Riparian Management Policy, UT-93-93, March 1993. Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (as amended). National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (as amended) Executive Order 11988 (floodplains) Executive Order 11990 (wetlands) Executive Order 12898 (environmental justice) Executive Order 13186 (Migratory Bird Treaty Act) Clean Air Act of 1970 (As Amended) American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1979 Archaeological Resource Protection Act of 1980 Rangeland Health Assessments (2002) 1.7 Identification of Issues: This proposal was posted on the BLM’s Electronic Notification Bulletin Board in January, 2006. Public comments have not been received by the CCFO. Issues were identified through public involvement and input from the CCFO resource specialists. Resources are either analyzed later in this document or, if not impacted, are listed in the attached Interdisciplinary Team Analysis Record Checklist (Appendix A). An open house was held for the public on June 13, 2006 in Milford, Utah. Issues raised at the open house included landowner rights, cultural/historic values, continued use of historic mine access roads, and the continued viability of the potential economic value of mineral resources. These issues are addressed briefly below: Landowner Rights Concern: land owners would not be allowed control over their properties. Response: mine closures and reclamation would not occur on private land without the claim/landowner’s permission in the form of a signed Right of Entry (ROE). Cultural/historic Values Concern: the cultural and historic integrity of the mining district would be lost. Response: all closure designs would be designed to have minimal impact on the historic resource. Potential impacts to cultural resources will be described in more detail later in this document.

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Access Concern: historic mine access roads would not longer be usable. Response: roads would be left open and in pre-reclamation condition. Mine Economic Viability Concern: closing the mine workings would prohibit future exploration or development. Response: the proposed safeguarding of abandoned mine entrances would not affect the economic value of mineral resources. All mining and exploration options would remain open as long as the operator observes all applicable local, state and federal rules and regulations that pertain to mineral activity. In addition, BLM resource specialists identified potential impacts to public safety, cultural resources and special status species during an internal scoping process. These issues will be discussed further in chapters 3 and 4 of this EA. 1.8 Summary This chapter has presented the purpose and need of the proposed project, as well as the relevant issues, i.e., those elements of the human environment that could be affected by the implementation of the proposed project. In order to meet the purpose and need of the proposed project in a way that resolves the issues, the BLM has developed a range of action alternatives. These alternatives, as well as a no action alternative, are presented in Chapter 2. The potential environmental impacts or consequences resulting from the implementation of each alternative are then analyzed in Chapter 4 for each of the identified issues.

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2.0 DESCRIPTION OF ALTERNATIVES, INCLUDING PROPOSED ACTION
2.1 Introduction: The proposed action and the No Action Alternative are considered the only reasonable alternatives. No issues were raised during the scoping process that would suggest or identify other alternatives. The No Action Alternative is considered and analyzed to provide a baseline for comparison of the impacts of the proposed action. 2.2 Alternative A – Proposed Action: The proposed action would consist of closing 281 mine openings and returning the disturbed areas and access to as close to the pre-project conditions as feasible in two phases. Of the 281 mine openings, 128 are adits or horizontal openings and 153 are shafts or vertical openings. Thirty three would be closed by hand placed backfill, 172 would be sealed by heavy machinery placed backfill, 7 would be closed by gate, 39 would be closed by grate, 14 would be closed using Polyurethane foam (PUF), 6 would be closed using a combination of methods and 10 would be sealed by the construction of native rock or masonry block walls. One hundred and thirty seven (137) of these mine openings (or 49%) are located on public lands managed by the CCFO, 141 (or 50%) are privately owned and 3 sites (1%) are on state land. A summary list of the mine openings and the recommended closures for each site can be found in Appendix C (Mine Closure Schedule). The proposed access to the mine sites and staging areas are identified on Map 8 (See Appendix B). Under this proposal, the Western Regional Coordinating Center, Denver Field Office, OSM would authorize the expenditure of $400,000 for abandoned mine reclamation project activities by DOGM/AMRP as authorized under Title IV of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977. The BLM would authorize DOGM/AMRP to enter public lands for the purpose of implementing abandoned mine land reclamation. The project would be bid by the State of Utah Division of Purchasing and would be conducted by a qualified Contractor and managed by the AMRP. Closure designs would utilize methods that have been used by the Utah AMRP for over twenty years. Specific methods are discussed in detail in Part 4 of this document and in Appendix D (Closure and Construction Methods).
Type of Closure Hand backfill Equipment backfill Wall Gate Grate PUF Combination TOTAL Mine Closures Number proposed 33 172 10 7 39 14 6 281

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Backfilling mine openings would be accomplished by placing fill material taken from the mine waste dumps and placing it inside the mine openings by hand or with the use of equipment. Blasting may be used to generate backfill material. Wall closures would be accomplished by constructing cement block or native stone walls. Block walls would have a stucco facing placed on the outer surface to blend the closure with surrounding rock surfaces. Pits and trenches would be filled with backfill material to a height of 24 inches or more above the collar of the opening in order to direct drainage away from the backfilled mine feature and allow the material to settle. Surface disturbance necessary for closure of mine openings would be limited to the existing area of disturbance caused by previous mining activities and is estimated to be less than 1/10 acre per feature plus some access related disturbance for an estimated total of less than 30 acres for closure of all the mine features. Trash and refuse from the construction would be removed and disposed of in a solid land fill in accordance with state and local regulations. Polyurethane foam would be used in cases where no fill is available, no equipment access exists or where other closure methods are not feasible. The PUF closure of adits consists of installing a bulkhead form, installing PUF to specifications, and backfilling over the PUF with random fill. In shafts, the closure work consists of installing a bottom form, installing PUF to specifications, installing drainage material, topping the PUF with a layer of concrete, and backfilling over the PUF to the specified level with random fill. For shafts, one ventilation/drainage pipe would be required. Construction would be performed in a way that minimizes disturbance to the ground and vegetation. Truck and equipment access to mine sites would utilize existing access with limited improvements. Staging areas would be limited to three previously disturbed areas as identified in Appendix B (Map 8 - Mine Access and Staging Area Locations). Backfill sources would normally be the mine waste dump adjacent to the mine opening, the brow and slope above the opening, and nearby surface rock. All backfill material would be obtained in a manner designed to preserve the visual appearance/contour of the site. Access improvement would be removed at the completion of the work. All areas disturbed by construction activities would be seeded by hand broadcast using a seed mix specified by the BLM (see Appendix F). The proposed closure method for each mine opening would be determined based on safety, inventory data (threatened and endangered plant or animal species, bat surveys, cultural surveys, paleontological surveys, etc.) and the weighing of these resource concerns at each opening to select the closure method with the fewest resource conflicts. Some closure methods may be altered from their description in the contract specifications at the actual time of construction due to re-analysis or changes in conditions since the inventory was completed. Such changes cannot be predicted, but are expected to be relatively minor (less than 5% of the total). Any changes or additions would be based on the same criteria used to develop the proposed action. If any previously unrecorded prehistoric or historic cultural sites or paleontological sites are encountered, work would stop and a BLM archaeologist or paleontologist would be contacted. Newly discovered cultural or paleontological sites would be recorded,

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evaluated, and proper treatment determined in compliance with 36 CFR Part 800.11 in consultation with the BLM archaeologist, the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) and BLM paleontologist. To prevent the spread of Invasive, Non-native Species, all equipment used in the proposed project would be power washed before being brought into the project area. All seed used for revegetation would be certified as weed and noxious seed free. No Invasive Non-Native Species would be knowingly introduced in the area. DOGM/AMRP would perform surveys around work locations for raptor nests. Surveys would be performed during the spring territory and nest establishment period and again at the time of construction. If active nests are found, DOGM/AMRP would follow the time and distance buffer recommendations in the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) raptor protection guidelines (Romin and Muck, 1999) for that species. Construction work within buffer zones would be rescheduled until after fledging. If observation of nests shows that young have fledged in advance of the dates in the guidelines, DOGM/AMRP may request a variance from USFWS to allow earlier work. This would only be done in consultation with UDWR and USFWS Mines with bat use would be sealed with bat-compatible closures or would receive measures to prevent entombing bats. Wherever geotechnical conditions allow, steel grates that allow bat use and maintain ventilation would be used as mine closures at mines used by bats. Where bat-compatible closures are not possible, methods would be used to exclude bats prior to closure to avoid entombing bats The mine closure work would be completed in 2007 at an estimated total cost of approximately $400,000. Work would start in early 2007 with the possibility of work continuing in 2008 if weather or other unanticipated events prevented completion from occurring in 2007. Work at each mine site would take from one to four days to complete closure and reclamation. The DOGM/AMRP project manager and/or construction inspector would be onsite during construction for the duration of the project. Details of the proposed reclamation work are contained in the contract specifications entitled Section 0300 Star District Project Reclamation Construction Contract Specifications (Appendix E), and Standard Operating Procedures and Stipulations (Appendix G). Post Project Monitoring Monitoring would be performed by the BLM within the first year of completion of construction to evaluate closure effectiveness, stability, revegetation success, and presence of noxious weeds. The BLM would continue monitoring once a year for the first five years and then on a five-year cycle thereafter. Revegetation would be considered successful if cover equals or surpasses 90% of the cover found in the surrounding area, invasive plant species account for no more than 10% of the total herbaceous cover and no noxious weeds are present. If noxious weeds are

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observed, appropriate control measures would be used. Herbaceous vegetation would have five years to meet success criteria and woody vegetation would have ten years to meet success criteria. If reclamation fails for any of the above criteria, an assessment of the reasons for failure would be made and appropriate contingency measures taken. Soils may need to be tested for suitability or contamination if rainfall is adequate but overall germination poor. Reseeding would take place in areas that fail to meet criteria and the species list may need to be modified as a result of success observed with the original seed mix. The BLM would be responsible for any contingency measures and annual monitoring of vegetation. Monitoring is further discussed in Appendix D (Mine Closure and Construction Methods). 2.3 Alternative B – No Action Under this alternative, abandoned mine reclamation construction activities would not be undertaken on public lands in the Star District Mining District and $400,000 of funds issued by the Office of Surface Mining would not be expended in this area.

2.4 Alternatives Considered, but Eliminated from Further Analysis
The individual mine closures in the proposal could be considered as separate independent actions, each with its own "authorize/do not authorize" option for the federal agency. Many alternative project configurations consisting of fewer mine closures (i.e. partial projects) could be analyzed. The environmental analysis and impacts of any subset of the whole project would generally be the same as the analysis for the whole project as described in this EA. Funding restrictions in P.L. 95-87 limit the reclamation to abatement of Priority 1 safety hazards only. Accordingly, land rehabilitation, restoration of pre-mining conditions, or treatment of chemical and radiological contamination are not proposed or considered as an alternative in this environmental assessment.

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3.0 AFFECTED ENVIRONMENT
3.1 Introduction This chapter presents the potentially affected existing environment (i.e., the physical, biological, social, and economic values and resources) of the impact area as identified in the Interdisciplinary Team Analysis Record Checklist found in Appendix A. This chapter provides the baseline for comparison of impacts/consequences described in Chapter 4. The affected environment of the Proposed Action and No Action alternatives were considered and analyzed by an interdisciplinary team as documented in Appendix A. The checklist indicates which resources of concern are either not present in the project area or would not be impacted to a degree that requires detailed analysis, including Critical Elements. Critical Elements of the Human Environment are those elements that are subject to specific statute, regulation, or executive order, and must be considered in all EAs (BLM H-1790-1, Appendix 5). Resources, including Critical Elements, which could be impacted to a level requiring further analysis, are described in this chapter and impacts on these resources are analyzed in Chapter 4. 3.2 General Setting The proposed project area is located in central Beaver County in the Star Range (See Appendix B - Map 1). The elevation ranges from 5,000 to 7,000 feet with the average elevation of the project area being around 6,000 feet above sea level. The mean annual precipitation in Milford is 9.03 inches. The mean annual maximum temperature is 65.5 degrees Fahrenheit and the mean annual minimum temperature is 33.3 degrees Fahrenheit (Western Regional Climate Center). Most of the precipitation falls during the winter/spring months or as thunderstorm events usually occurring in July and August. The area has been impacted previously by grazing, the development of roads for mineral exploration development and mining activity. The area occurs in the Upper Sonoran Community and species such as pinyon-juniper woodlands, intermixed with low sagebrush, shadscale, characterize the area (Grahame; USGS). 3.3 Critical Elements of the Human Environment and Other Resources Brought Forward for Analysis Seven of the fourteen critical elements of the human environment are either not present in the project area or would not be impacted by the proposed action or alternative: Areas of Critical Environmental Concern, Environmental Justice, Farm Lands (prime or unique), Floodplains, Wetlands/riparian zones, Wild and Scenic Rivers and Wilderness. Five critical elements of the human environment are present in the project area, but would not be affected by the proposed action or alternative: Air Quality, Native American Religious Concerns, Invasive Non-Native Species, Wastes (hazardous or solid), and Water Quality These resources are addressed in the Interdisciplinary Team Analysis Record Checklist (Appendix A). They will not be addressed further in this document. Public safety, along with two critical elements, cultural resources and sensitive animal species, could be impacted by the proposed action and are described and discussed in detail below.

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3.3.1 Public Safety There are 281 recorded sites proposed for closure. Visitors to these mines are exposed to a wide variety of physical safety hazards and potential health hazards. Old mine access roads lead directly to the mine sites making them a destination for hikers and mining history enthusiasts. This current ease of access increases the risk to the public. Abandoned mines are hazardous because they are no longer maintained, lack ventilation and may collapse. People may become lost or injured inside them. Nationwide an average of thirty deaths occur a year at abandoned mine sites (MSHA, 2005). 3.3.2 Cultural Resources A cultural survey of the area resulted in the identification of 47 cultural sites, of which 14 were identified eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) under criterion A and D. There were six eligible sites, which include 107 mine openings, found on BLM managed lands which would require less than 1300 feet of cross country travel by heavy machinery, (see Appendix B, Maps). Closure methods at all sites have been designed to protect all cultural and paleontological features. Archeological inventories have been conducted at all openings. Closure methods at sites determined to be eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places have been designed so that there would be no adverse impact on historic resources. The Utah State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) did not comment and hence concurred with the AMRP’s determination that the proposed action, if these design considerations are used, would have no adverse effect on cultural properties and that the project is in compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. No known sites of Native American religious significance would be affected. The Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah has been consulted under the terms of a Memorandum of Agreement with the CCFO. Since there has been a no adverse affect determination made for cultural resources, this resource will not be discussed further in this document. 3.3.3 Sensitive Animal Species According to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, four federally protected species could occur in Beaver County: bald eagle, California condor, yellow-billed cuckoo and the Utah prairie dog. None of these species are known to exist in the proposed project area. Five Utah Sensitive Species, the ferruginous hawk, big free-tailed bat, fringed myotis, Townsend's big-eared bat, and kit fox could occur in this area of Beaver County according to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources’ Natural Heritage Program (NHP). Migratory non-game birds also pass through the area. Hawks The ferruginous hawk is listed as threatened by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR). The NHP identified four nests that are within 0.5 miles of 12 mines slated for

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closure in the lower elevation portion of the proposed project area. Other suitable habitat exists for nesting raptors within the proposed project area. No site-specific raptor surveys have been conducted in or around the project area. The NHP knows of no peregrine falcon aeries (or any other raptor nests) located within one mile of the project area, except for an unused bald eagle nest. The AMRP is attuned to the possibility of ferruginous hawk in the area and will be alert for their presence. Prior to start of work during the early spring territory and nest establishment period, the AMRP would perform nest surveys. Construction work within buffer zones would be rescheduled until after fledging if any active nests were discovered. The AMRP would perform line-of-sight surveys around work locations at the time of construction. If nesting ferruginous hawks are observed, AMRP personnel would notify UDWR and follow the USFWS raptor protection guidelines (Romin and Muck, 1999) for time and space buffers. Any variance from this protocol would only be done in consultation with UDWR, USFWS, and BLM. The proposed project work would be unlikely to have an affect on the ferruginous hawk. If an affect should occur it would be very short term and limited to the immediate area of the mine opening. Bats The AMRP has completed warm and cold season underground surveys of Star Project mines to determine which are considered suitable habitat for bat use (Diamond & Diamond, 2004, 2006). One hundred and twenty eight (128) mines were considered as potentially suitable for bat use and evaluated by survey. Internal and external bat surveys were conducted during the summer peak activity period and during the winter hibernation. Seventy two (72) mine openings were determined to have little to no potential for usage by bats. Fifty four (54) mine openings (9 adits, 41 shafts and 4 inclines) were recommended for bat compatible gates or grates. The presence of guano, flying insect parts and/or roosting potential were the criteria used to determine likely roosts. These mines may serve as a combination of day roosts, night roosts or both. Three mines appear to serve as maternity roosts. Evidence of at least five species of bats was found. These include Big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus), Townsend's Big-eared bats (Corynorhinus townsendii), Pallid bats (Antorzous pallidus), and a Western small-footed Myotis (Myotis ciliolabrum) and other Myotis species (Diamond and Diamond, 2003). Of these, only the Townsend’s big-eared bat is listed as a wildlife species of concern by the UDWR’s Natural Heritage Program (Diamond, 2006). Bat biologists recommended gating or grating 56 mines based on the underground surveys. This recommendation was incorporated into the Mine Closure Specification designs. In the proposed action, 205 backfills, 10 walls, 14 PUFs, 7 gates, 30 grates and 6 custom combination type closures would be installed during the closure project. Therefore, closing mine openings could reduce bat habitat. To avoid entombing bats, the proposed action requires temporary exclusion devices be placed in mine openings for three to five consecutive days prior to permanent closure. This involves placing chicken wire nets over the mine opening and securing the edges around the opening. Bats inside the mine exiting to feed would stop when they encounter the wire net. Bats would light

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and negotiate their way through the wire and continue out to forage. Rather than renegotiate the wire net, bats would tend to find another nearby roost and not return to the mine. This allows bats to emerge for feeding purposes but discourages re-entry (Mesch, 2003). To avoid entombing hibernating bats, mines would not be closed during the winter months. Bat surveys were conducted during the summer peak activity period and during the winter hibernation period at all suitable abandoned mine workings in the proposed action. Bats are extremely aware of their environment and often use a number of different roost sites concurrently. Mines that show no evidence of use at the time of the surveys likely do not meet the rather specific needs that bats require. Since roost sites are a limiting factor, it is not likely that mines showing no use at the time of the survey would become favorable roost sites at a later time, unless some physical change occurred to improve the mines’ internal environment. All mines that could be safely examined internally would be checked prior to closure. Because of these protective measures, the proposed project work would not adversely affect bats. Kit Fox Kit foxes could be present in the project area. Pups are born in February or March and emerge from the den after about 1 month. They attain adult weight by July or August. Kit foxes make frequent den changes during the summer. Kit foxes have been known to use artificial dens, such as culverts or well casing pipe (McGrew, 1979). Kit foxes might be disturbed by construction activities, but they would be directly affected only if they were using a mine for a den, which is unlikely, since mines have different characteristics from natural or observed artificial dens. If the animals were disturbed by the proposed work it is likely that the animals would move to a new den. Any den changes made in response to human activity would fit into a pattern of natural den-shifting behavior. The proposed project work would not likely affect the kit fox.

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4.0 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
4.1 Introduction This section describes the changes which could occur to the existing environment if the proposed action or alternatives are implemented. 4.2 Direct/Indirect Impacts 4.2.1 Alternative A – Proposed Action It is assumed for this analysis that funding would be available for the proposed action and that the actions would be implemented as proposed. 4.2.1 1 Public Safety The greatest impact from the proposed action would be to public safety. Injuries resulting from falling into workings, falling debris with workings, poor ventilation, getting lost or other hazardous would be prevented. Those who wished to enter the mines, however, would be prevented from doing so, which could be frustrating to a few mine-exploration enthusiasts. 4.2.1.2. Cultural Resources and Sensitive Animal Species As detailed in Chapter 3, impacts to these resources would be mitigated to the point that any effects would be negligible. Minor short-term impacts might be noticeable during closure and reclamation activities, but would not affect the area for more than a few days. 4.2.1.3 Mitigation Measures No mitigation measures would be required beyond those included in the proposed action. 4.2.1.4 Monitoring and/or Compliance Monitoring activities are described in the proposed action and in Appendix D. 4.2.2. Alternative B – No Action There would be no environmental consequences associated with no action alternative, except for the continued public safety hazards. Open abandoned mines would remain a hazard to the recreating public's health and safety. Those wishing to explore the mines would not be prevented from doing so. No disturbance, displacement, or intentional mortality of wildlife would occur. 4.3 Cumulative Impacts Analysis Cumulative impacts are those impacts resulting from the incremental impact of an action when added to other past, present, or reasonably foreseeable actions regardless of what agency or person undertakes such other actions. 4.3.1 Past and Present Actions The proposed project area has been previously impacted by hard rock-metal mining activity for over one hundred years. Mining activity has involved road development,

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exploration, creation of open and hazardous mine features, mine waste dumps, structures, buildings, and debris. Although exploration activities have continued, mining activity has decreased dramatically in the last thirty years. The only other frequent land use in the area has been livestock grazing. 4.3.2 Reasonably Foreseeable Action Scenario (RFAS) The potential for future mining activity in the Star Range exists. Exploration will likely continue, predominately by drilling the subsurface. It is unknown if large scale operations would be initiated in the future.

4.3.3 Cumulative Impacts:
The proposed action would help to mitigate public safety concerns left from past mining and exploration activities. Since impacts from the proposed action are expected to be negligible to other resources, no cumulative impacts would be anticipated.

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5.0 CONSULTATION AND COORDINATION: 5.1 Introduction
The issue identification section of Chapter 1 identifies those issues analyzed in detail in Chapter 4. Appendix A provides the rationale for issues that were considered but not analyzed further. The issues were identified through the public and agency involvement process described in sections 5.2 and 5.3 below. 5.2 Persons, Groups, and Agencies Consulted Table 5-1: List of Persons, Agencies and Organizations Consulted for this EA.
Name U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (US FWS) Purpose & Authorities for Consultation or Coordination Information on Consultation, under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act (16 USC 1531) Findings & Conclusions DOGM determined that the proposed project would have No Effect on species listed as threatened or endangered by the USFWS. This determination was submitted to the USFWS on October 6, 2006. The USFWS does not consult on No Effect determinations. UDWR provided presence and location data for species they have identified as Sensitive. DOGM determined that the Star District Project would have No Adverse Effect on historic properties. The Utah SHPO agreed with this determination at a meeting on December 18, 2006. The SHPO had no comment to the letter describing DOGM’s determinations which connotes agreement. Correspondence is on file at the DOGM office. The Tribe has been consulted and does not have any concerns regarding the project. Documentation of consultation is available in the project case file in the CCFO office. Data and analysis regarding game species incorporated into Chapters 3 and 4. Provided cultural interpretation assistance. Provided cultural interpretation assistance. Provided bat survey. Will issue FONSI and issue Authorization to Proceed

Utah State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)

Consultation for undertakings, as required by the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) (16 USC 470)

Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah

Utah Div. of Wildlife Resources

Utah Public Lands Coordinating Council Everett Bassett, Archeologist Joel Diamond, Bat Biologist Office of Surface Mining

Consultation as required by the American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1978 (42 USC 1531) and NHPA (16 USC 1531) Consult with UDWR as the agency with expertise on impacts on game species. Professional archeological support Professional archeologist, contract archeologist for DOGM Contract Biologist for DOGM Federal agency under which DOGM has Primacy for SMCRA Title IV Program in Utah

5.3 Summary of Public Participation:
During preparation of the EA, the public was notified of the proposed action by posting on the Utah Internet Homepage in January 2006. No parties have contacted the BLM in response to the notice. A 30-day public comment period will be offered to the public and the responses considered before a Decision Record is signed for this EA.

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Letters were sent to local governments, grazing permittees, adjacent landowners, tribes, environmental groups and interested citizens. A copy of this letter is available at the DOGM office and in the case file maintained at the CCFO. No comments were received by DOGM or the BLM. A public meeting was held in Beaver County on June 13, 2006 at the Milford, Utah, City Hall. Twenty six people attended. Additionally, the Mayor of Milford sent a letter to Governor Huntsman opposing the proposed project on the basis that cultural resources would be damaged. In his response, John Baza, Director of the Division of Oil, Gas and Mining stated that this is not the case due to the mitigation contained in the proposed action. Other issues and their resolution were described in Chapter 1 of this EA.

5.4 List of Preparers
Table 5.4: List of Preparers 5.4.1 BLM:
Responsible for the Following Section(s) of this Document Name Title

Ed Ginouves Gina Ginouves

Geologist NEPA Specialist

Technical input. NEPA Review and Technical Editing.

5.4.2 Non-BLM Preparers
Responsible for the Following Section(s) of this Document Name Title

Lucia Malin, Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program Utah Division of Oil, Gas & Mining
Tony Gallegos, Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program Utah Division of Oil, Gas & Mining

Senior Reclamation Specialist

Text preparation.

Project Manager

Technical input.

Don Southworth, Sagebrush Archaeological Consultants, LLC

Archeologist

Cultural Resources data

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6.0 REFERENCES, GLOSSARY AND ACRONYMS 6.1 References Cited:
Altenbach, Scott J. 1998. Abandoned Mines As Bat Habitat. Cultural Resource Management Magazine, No 7, 1998. National Park Service. Cronquist, Arthur; Arthur H. Holmgren, Noel H. Holmgren and James L. Reveal. 1972 Intermountain Flora, Vascular Plants of the Intermountain West, U.S.A. by The New York Botanical Garden, Hafner Publishing Company. Diamond, Gabrielle F. and Joel M. Diamond, July 2004. An Evaluation of Abandoned Underground Precious and Base Metal Hard Rock Mines as Bat Roosting Habitat in the Star District Abandoned Mine Project Area, Beaver County, Utah. Internal report, Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining. Grahame, John D. and Thomas D. Sisk, ed. 2002. Canyons, cultures and environmental change: An introduction to the land-use history of the Colorado Plateau. 06/12/06 http://www.cpluhna.nau.edu/. Meier, Len. 2001. Quality of Mine Reclamation Vital for Bat Conservation, www.doi.gov/plw/febmar2001/bat.htm Mesch, Mark R. 2003. Personal communication. Mine Safety and Health Administration, 2005. http://www.msha.gov/SOSA/fatalstats.htm National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2003 Newell, Linda King and Vivian Linford Talbot, 1998. A History of Beaver County. Utah State Historical Society Publication, Salt Lake City, Utah Snyder, Teresa. 2003. Personal communication. Southworth, Don and LeAnn C. Schuster, Tanya Johnson and Sandy Chynoweth Pagano, 2006. A Cultural Resource Inventory of the North Star Mining District, Beaver County, Utah. 59 pp. Stein, B.A., L.S. Kutner, and J.S. Adams. 2000. Precious Heritage, The Status of Biodiversity in the United States. The Nature Conservancy and Association for Biodiversity Information. Oxford University Press, New York. 399 pp. United States Department of Agriculture, 2000. Natural Resources Conservation Service, Soil Survey of Beaver Area, Utah. United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 2000. Cedar City Field Office; Pinyon Resource Management Plan July, 1983.

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United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1999. Utah Wilderness Inventory 1999, U.S. Department of Interior. United States Department of Interior, Geologic Survey. Science for a Changing World. State and Trends of the Nation’s Biological Resources, Great Basin–Mojave Desert Region. 06/12/2006. http://biology.usgs.gov/s+t/SNT/noframe/gb150.htm United States Department of Interior, Office of Surface Mining, 1983. Final Environmental Impact Statement, OSM-EIS-11. Approval of State and Indian Reclamation of Program Grants Under Title IV of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977. U.S. Department of Interior Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, 2003. Vertebrate Information Complied by the Utah Natural Heritage Program: A Progress Report. Publication Number 03-45 Utah Division of Wildlife Resources http://dwrcdc.nr.utah.gov/ucdc/ViewReports/UNHPVertReport.pdf Welsh, S.L. et al, 1987. A Utah Flora, Great Basin Naturalist Memoir No. 9 1987. BYU Press, 894 pp. Western Regional Climate Center. 2006. Wikipedia 2005, Beaver County, Utah www.media.utah.edu/UHE/b/BEAVERCOUNTY.html Sage Grouse Management Plan, 2002. http://www.wildlife.utah.gov/uplandgame/pdf/2002manplan.pdf 6.2 Glossary of Terms and Acronyms AMRP Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program BLM Bureau of Land Management BYU Brigham Young University COR Certificate of Registration DOGM Utah Division of Oil Gas and Mining DOI Department of Interior EA Environmental Assessment ENBB Environmental Notification Bulletin Board BLM Bureau of Land Management RMP Resource Management Plan IMP Interim Management Policy for Lands under Wilderness Review ISA Instant Study Area MSO Mexican Spotted Owl OPA Office of Public Archeology
http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/cgi-bin/cliMAIN.pl?utmilf

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OSM PUF SHPO SMCRA SRMA UDWR USFWS

Office of Surface Mining Polyurethane foam Utah State Historic Preservation Office Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (Public Law 95-87) Special Recreation Management Area Utah Division of Wildlife Resources United States Fish and Wildlife Service

APPENDICES
Appendix A. Appendix B. Appendix C. Appendix D. Appendix E. Appendix F. Interdisciplinary Team Analysis Record Checklist Maps Mine Closure Schedule Mine Closure and Construction Methods Reclamation Seed Mix Section 0300 Star District Project Reclamation Construction Contract Specifications Appendix G. Standard Operating Procedures and Stipulations

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APPENDIX A
Interdisciplinary Team Analysis Record Checklist
Project Title: NEPA Log Number: File/Serial Number: Project Leader: Star Range Abandoned Mined Land Reclamation Project (AMR 001/902) UT-040-04-057 (EA) UTU-81080 Ginouves

DETERMINATION OF STAFF: (Choose one of the following abbreviated options for the left column) NP = not present in the area impacted by the proposed or alternative actions NI = present, but not affected to a degree that detailed analysis is required PI = present with potential for significant impact analyzed in detail in the EA; or identified in a DNA as requiring further analysis NC = (DNAs only) actions and impacts not changed from those disclosed in the existing NEPA documents cited in Section C of the DNA form.

Determination

Resource

Rationale for Determination*

Signature

Date

CRITICAL ELEMENTS Reclamation construction could increase fugitive dust above background levels during some portion of the project. Emissions would be limited in duration and would be below acceptable State limits. No resident human population would be affected.

NI

Air Quality

C. Egerton

1/30/06

NP

NI

Areas of Critical There are no ACEC’s present in the management area. Environmental Concern Closure methods at all sites have been designed to protect all cultural and paleontological features. Archeological inventories have been conducted at all openings. Closure methods at sites determined to be eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places have been designed so that there would be no adverse impact on historic resources. The Utah State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) had no comment and hence concurred with the AMRP’s determination that the proposed action, with these design considerations, would have no Cultural Resources adverse effect on cultural properties and that the project is in compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Records are on file at the DOGM office. Newly discovered cultural or paleontological sites would be recorded, evaluated, and proper treatment determined in compliance with 36 CFR Part 800.11 in consultation with the BLM archaeologist, the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) and BLM paleontologist. Environmental Justice There are no groups, minority or low income, disproportionally affected.

W. Judy

2/1/06

G. Dalley

1/19/07

NI NP NI

E. Ginouves C. Egerton C. Egerton

2/1/06 1/30/06 1/30/06

Farmlands (Prime or None present in the project area per soils surveys and land use plans. Unique) None of the alternatives or proposals involves actions that would result Floodplains in fills or diversions or placement of permanent facilities in flood plains and thus comply with Executive Order 11988.

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Determination

Resource

Rationale for Determination*

Signature

Date

PI

NI if all equipment used in the proposed project would be power washed before being brought into the project area. All seed used for revegetation would be required to be certified as weed and noxious seed Invasive, Non-native free. No Invasive Non-Native Species would be knowingly introduced Species as a result of the proposed action. These species could increase in the short term in areas re-disturbed to gain access to mines due to subsequent germination of dormant weed seed in the seed bank.

J. Bulloch

7/12/06

NI

Native American Religious Concerns

Tribes of the area and the appropriate bands have been consulted and do not have any concerns regarding the project. Documentation of A. Stanworth consultation is available in the project/case file in the BLM-CCFO in Cedar City, Utah. S. Hedges R. Bonebrake R. Bonebrake 2/1/06 18 Jan 2007 9 August 2006 18 Jan 2007

NP

NI

NI

Threatened, Endangered or Candidate Plant None present in the project area. Species Threatened, Endangered As discussed in the draft EA, the bald eagle, California condor, yellowor Candidate Animal billed cuckoo and Utah prairie dog are not known to occur within the Species project area. Standard construction practices would be utilized during the project. Spill of petroleum products are not anticipated. The contractor would Wastes (hazardous or be responsible to cleanup and remove any hazardous or solid waste solid) generated during the project. Reclamation construction could increase sediment levels during some portion of the proposed action. Erosion control measures such as berms and water bars would be used as needed. Reclamation activities would be consistent with Utah’s Non-Point Source Pollution Management Plan (2000). None known within project area; if found need to be addressed.

E. Ginouves

2/1/06

NI

Water Quality (drinking/ground) Wetlands/Riparian Zones

C. Egerton

1/30/06

NP NP NP

R. Bonebrake W. Judy W. Judy

9 August 2006 18 Jan 2007 07/18/06 07/18/06

Wild and Scenic Rivers There are no WSR’s present in the management area. Wilderness The management area does not possess any designated wilderness.

OTHER RESOURCES / CONCERNS NI NI NI Rangeland Health Standards and Guidelines Livestock Grazing Woodland / Forestry The project as proposed would have no impact on Rangeland Health Standards and Guidelines. Little to no disturbance would be expected to livestock grazing within the area. Little to no disturbance of the woodland environment in the project area is expected. D. Fletcher D. Fletcher D. Page 7/26/06 7/26/06 7/26/06

NI

PI

Vegetation including Special Status Plant Species other than FWS There are known special status plants in the project area candidate or listed species Fish and Wildlife Ferruginous hawks, Townsend’s big-eared bats, kit fox and migratory Including nongame birds occur in project area. Protection measures in draft EA Special Status Species are adequate (bat gates/grates, temporary exclusion devices, pre other than FWS reclamation wildlife surveys and adherence to USFWS raptor candidate or listed protection guidelines). Request copy of raptor survey results for BLM species files.

S. Hedges R. Bonebrake

2/1/06 18 Jan 2007

R. Bonebrake

9 August 2006 18 Jan 2007

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Determination

Resource

Rationale for Determination*

Signature

Date

e.g. Migratory birds. Soils on the reclamation sites are already disturbed. Any stockpiled topsoil would be spread and used for seedbed. All trails would be re-habilitated as part of this proposal. It is possible that some of the routes to project area may need to be shared with recreational users, which may result in increased congestion and/or conflict, but this would be temporary and most likely of little impact. Project as proposed is consistent with current VRM guidelines. There has been no reported mineral production from any of the openings proposed for closure in the last 30 years. All closure methods, short of complete backfilling of shafts, would not preclude the reaccessing the underground workings should economic conditions warrant further exploration and development. The current principal value of the openings is that they provide direct physical access to observe sub-surface geologic structures and mineralization, which would lost for the time the closures were in place. The Utah State Paleontologist determined that there are no paleontological resources of concern in the proposed project area. If any previously unrecorded prehistoric or historic cultural sites or paleontological sites are encountered, work would stop and a BLM archaeologist or paleontologist would be contacted. The project as proposed should not affect any RsOW in the area. The project as proposed would not impact fire or fuels Minor increases in local service sector revenue could be expected from the temporary workforce involved in the project but no lasting substantial impacts are anticipated to the socioeconomics of the communities in the general project area. NI There has been no reported mineral production from any of the openings proposed for closure in the last 30 years. All closure methods, short of complete backfilling of shafts, would not preclude the reaccessing the underground workings should economic conditions warrant further exploration and development. Proposed project does not occur within or adjacent to any wild horse Wild Horses and Burros HMA’s. Wilderness characteristics Reviewer Title NEPA / Environmental Coordinator Authorized Officer Project as proposed is not within or adjacent to any WSA’s. Socio-economics E. Ginouves 2/1/06

NI

Soils

C. Egerton

1/30/06

NI

Recreation

W. Judy

07/18/06

NI

Visual Resources

W. Judy

07/18/06

NI

Geology / Mineral Resources/Energy Production

E. Ginouves

2/1/2006

NI

Paleontology

E. Ginouves

2/1/06

NI NI

Lands / Access Fuels / Fire Management

E. Robinson M. Mendenhall

7/25/06 7/20/06

NP NI

C. Hunter W. Judy

8/01/06 07/18/06

Signature

Date

Comments

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APPENDIX C
Mine Closure Schedule
Land Opening Owner Access BLM 4WD BLM XC BLM 4WD BLM 4WD BLM XC BLM XC Private Foot Private Foot Private 4WD Private 4WD Private 4WD Private 4WD Private 4WD Private 4WD BLM XC Private Foot Private Foot BLM 4WD BLM XC Special Conditions History: Bats: History: Bats: History: Bats: History: Bats: EXCLUDE History: Bats: History: Bats: Dimensions of Mine Opening Closure Method & Comments Description/Key Features 3.7'w x 4.8'h x 20'd BFM fill VO1 first, equip via trench up collapse/BFM HO1 drainage 3.4'w x 5.8'h x 14'd BFH Small dump 12.5'w x 13'h x 12'd BFM equip access on old fill VO1 before 4HO1 mine road 3'w x 5'h x 35'd BFM Dump visible from road 8'w x 6'h x 10'd BFM small dump 4'w x 4'h x 25'd BFM 16 cy BFH 0.5 cy 1 cy 28 sf

Tag Number 1 3281104HO001 2 3281104HO002 3 3281104VO001 4 3281104VO002 5 3281104VO003 6 3281104VO004 7 3281105IO001 8 3281105IO002 9 3281105IO003 10 3281105VO001 11 3281105VO002 12 3281105VO003 13 3281105VO004 14 3281105VO008 15 3281104DH001

Map UTM Location 316,792 m E 1 4,252,377 m N 317,100 m E 1 4,252,711 m N 316,788 m E 1 4,252,375 m N 316,587 m E 1 4,252,259 m N 317,323 m E 1 4,251,954 m N 317,290 m E 1 4,251,976 m N 315,234 m E 2 4,252,386 m N 315,226 m E 2 4,252,385 m N 315,178 m E 4,252,364 m N

Est. Qty.

17 cy

16 cy 96 cy

21 cy 23 cy

History: ELIGIBLE 3.5'w x 1'h x 38'd Bats: EXCLUDE History: ELIGIBLE 5'w x 5.5'h x 20'd Bats: Bat Gate

2

315,392 m E 2 4,252,381 m N 315,196 m E 4,252,371 m N

GRATE-P grate in narrow section 5.5h x 5w History: ELIGIBLE 8.5'w x 6.5'h x 20'd BFM equip along Bats: EXCLUDE Caution: potential drainage; approach IO subsidence, from south connects to VO3 History: ELIGIBLE 7'w x 8'h x 100'd BFM Bats: EXCLUDE double handling replace wood cover History: ELIGIBLE 6'w x 7'h x 100'd Bats: Grate Grate-P might be possible if wood removed History: ELIGIBLE 8.5'w x 11'h x 16'd Bats: EXCLUDE Timber brace on east side. History: ELIGIBLE 5'w x 8'h x 125'd Bats: Grate Cone-shaped mouth 16' dia History: ELIGIBLE 5'w x 6'h x 13'd Bats: History: Bats: 0.67'w x 0.67'h x 25'd UTM's: 314582, 4252250 3.5'w x 1'h x 5'd GRATE-B remove wood cover & stack nearby BFM

124 cy

213 cy

2

156 sf

315,180 m E 2 4,252,364 m N 315,292 m E 2 4,252,420 m N 315,290 m E 2 4,252,384 m N 316,582 m E 4,252,250 m N

70 cy GRATE-B w/I-beam, 22x22 BFM 8 cy BFH Backfill with bentonite; field tagged as 06DH1 No Action FALSE

484 sf

2

1 cy

3281106IO001 16 3281106VO001 17 3281108IO003 18 3281105HO001

2

314,642 m E 4,252,241 m N

History: Bats:

314,616 m E 2 4,252,242 m N 315,442 m E 2 4,251,629 m N 316,320 m E 3 4,251,823 m N

History: Bats: EXCLUDE History: Bats: EXCLUDE

19'w x 24'h x 100'd BFM long XC to opening 8'w x 7'h x 100'd BFM fill will flow down IO COMPOUND CUSTOM fill 8 ft inside

578 cy 87 cy 13 cy

History: ELIGIBLE 6'w x 4'h x 18'd Bats: Caution: powder magazine

Tag Number 19 3281105HO002 20 3281105VO005

Land Opening Map UTM Location Owner Access 316,427 m E 4,251,811 m N BLM 4WD BLM 4WD BLM Foot BLM 4WD BLM 4WD Private 4WD BLM 2WD BLM XC Private 4WD BLM XC BLM XC BLM XC BLM XC Private XC BLM 4WD Private XC BLM XC BLM Foot

3

Dimensions of Mine Opening Closure Method & Comments Description/Key Features History: ELIGIBLE 5.5'w x 5.5'h x 20'd WALL-B move falling Bats: EXCLUDE excavate to timbers at mouth & eliminate hazard replace Special Conditions History: ELIGIBLE 14'w x 6'h x 16'd Bats: shaft 50 cy, use chute; leave HO History: ELIGIBLE 9'w x 11'h x 9'd Bats: History: ELIGIBLE 5'w x 7'h x 6'd Bats: History: Bats: 5'w x 7'h x 22'd BFM shaft in front of adit; wood structure

Est. Qty.

29 sf

3

316,321 m E 4,251,805 m N

50 cy

3281105VO006 3281105VO007 21 3281108HO001 22 3281108HO005 23 3281108HO008 24 3281108HO009 25 3281108HO010 26 3281108HO011 27 3281108HO012 28 3281108HO013 29 3281108IO012 30 3281108IO013 31 3281108VO001 32 3281108VO010 33 3281108VO020 34 3281108VO021

316,403 m E 3 4,251,809 m N 316,344 m E 3 4,251,799 m N 316,222 m E 3 4,251,692 m N 316,142 m E 4,250,993 m N

No Action FALSE No Action FALSE BFM 34 cy BFM double adit from one portal, remove sloughed debris

3

History: ELIGIBLE 7'w x 6.5'h x 20'd Bats:

41 cy

3

316,214 m E 4,251,239 m N

History: Bats: EXCLUDE

6'w x 7'h x 20'd BFM remove wood Little May Lilly Mine debris, double-handle fill 5'w x 5'h x 25'd BFM XC up drainage, remove wood BFM excavate faceup to allow BFM WALL-B short XC on old mine road WALL-B short XC on old mine road BFH fill entire 9'

41 cy

316,167 m E 3 4,251,516 m N 316,291 m E 3 4,251,400 m N 316,296 m E 3 4,251,477 m N 316,296 m E 3 4,251,477 m N 316,296 m E 3 4,251,477 m N 316,328 m E 3 4,250,956 m N 316,398 m E 3 4,251,432 m N 316,226 m E 3 4,251,660 m N 316,147 m E 4,250,991 m N

History: Bats: EXCLUDE

17 cy 11 cy 45 sf

History: ELIGIBLE 6'w x 3'h x 30'd Bats: History: ELIGIBLE 9'w x 5'h x 30'd Bats: three openings inside small pit History: ELIGIBLE 6'w x 6'h x 20'd Bats: three openings inside small pit History: ELIGIBLE 6'w x 3'h x 9'd Bats: three openings inside small pit History: ELIGIBLE 9'w x 5.5'h x 21'd Bats:

36 sf

8 cy

PUF XC from road to 08VO14 History: ELIGIBLE 5'w x 4.5'h x 17'd BFM Bats: Field tag is 09IO6. minimum 6' inside History: Bats: 8'w x 9'h x 8'd BFM

2 cy 5 cy 21 cy

3

3

316,303 m E 4,251,200 m N

History: ELIGIBLE 6'w x 5'h x 25'd Bats: Cautionsubsidence around opening. History: 5'w x 6'h x 35'd Bats:

PUF no dump, equip XC 100' PUF depth uncertain, XC 300' w/equip in PJ

12 cy

12 cy

3

316,120 m E 4,251,530 m N

History: Bats:

10'w x 7'h x 15'd

BFH 39 cy

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Tag Number 35 3281108VO022 36 3281108VO023 37 3281108VO024 38 3281108VO025 39 3281108VO026 40 3281109HO001 41 3281109HO002 42 3281109HO003 43 3281109IO001 44 3281109IO002 45 3281109IO003 46 3281109IO004 47 3281109IO005 48 3281109IO007 49 3281109IO008 50 3281109IO016 51 3281109TR002 52 3281109VO001

Land Opening Map UTM Location Owner Access 316,097 m E 4,251,553 m N BLM Foot BLM Foot Private 2WD Private XC Private XC Private XC Private XC Private 2WD Private XC Private XC Private 2WD Private XC Private 2WD Private 2WD Private 2WD BLM XC Private 4WD Private XC

Special Conditions History: Bats:

Dimensions of Mine Opening Closure Method & Comments Description/Key Features 5'w x 8'h x 17'd BFH

Est. Qty.

3

25 cy 9'w x 13'h x 26'd GRATE-P VO 6x7x12 + mouth 9x13x10 BFM 26 cy BFH 14 cy BFM XC 200' up drainage w/equip if permitted BFM fill adjacent subsidence, collapse bridge, XC 20' from road BFM XC ~30' from 09HO1 BFM First remove debris. BFH estimate 0.6 cy

3

316,111 m E 4,251,563 m N

History: Bats:

117 sf

316,271 m E 3 4,251,404 m N 316,328 m E 3 4,251,401 m N 316,418 m E 4,251,469 m N

History: ELIGIBLE 10'w x 10'h x 7'd Bats: History: ELIGIBLE 7'w x 7.5'h x 7'd Bats: History: ELIGIBLE 5.5'w x 7'h x 60'd Bats: EXCLUDE Field tagged as 09VO6. History: ELIGIBLE 4'w x 3'h x 50'd Bats:

3

86 cy

3

316,475 m E 4,251,440 m N

12 cy

316,462 m E 3 4,251,430 m N 316,497 m E 3 4,251,436 m N 316,597 m E 3 4,251,480 m N 316,618 m E 3 4,251,493 m N 316,506 m E 4,251,311 m N

History: ELIGIBLE 4'w x 6'h x 15'd Bats: History: ELIGIBLE 4'w x 5'h x 50'd Bats: EXCLUDE History: ELIGIBLE 2.5'w x 3'h x 6.5'd Bats:

20 cy 14 cy 1 cy 45 cy

History: ELIGIBLE 5.5'w x 5.5'h x 40'd BFM Bats: XC 200' up drainage History: ELIGIBLE 6'w x 4'h x 40'd Bats: BFM entire vol because fill will flow

3

36 cy

3

316,660 m E 4,251,351 m N

History: ELIGIBLE 6.5'w x 4'h x 26'd BFM XC 300' along Bats: move wood & drainage from road replace, fill will flow intersection History: ELIGIBLE 4'w x 2'h x 20'd Bats: EXCLUDE History: ELIGIBLE 6'w x 6'h x 20'd Bats: EXCLUDE BFM entire vol because fill will flow BFM move wood then replace & partially bury BFM remove wood & replace headframe

25 cy

316,520 m E 3 4,251,315 m N 316,498 m E 4,251,452 m N

6 cy

3

9 cy

3

316,471 m E 4,250,919 m N

History: ELIGIBLE 5.5'w x 7'h x 20'd Bats: EXCLUDE scale trench

49 cy

3

316,464 m E 4,251,002 m N

History: Bats:

3

316,447 m E 4,251,425 m N

History: Bats: EXCLUDE

316,841 m E 3 4,251,586 m N

History: Bats: EXCLUDE

6'w x 6'h x 9'd BFH Field tag is 08IO13. entire vol because fill will flow, XC 300' w/equip 18'w x 300'h x BFM 300'd estimate of equip time EXCLUDE for bats for scaling & backfill (difficult) work ~2 1/2 days 4'w x 6'h x 26'd BFM connects to 09VO2 clear debris

12 cy

723 cy

25 cy

17

Tag Number 53 3281109VO002 54 3281109VO003 55 3281109VO004 56 3281109VO005 57 3281109VO007 58 3281109VO008 59 3281109VO009 60 3281109VO010 61 3281109VO011 62 3281109VO012

Land Opening Map UTM Location Owner Access 316,831 m E 3 4,251,578 m N 316,669 m E 4,251,526 m N Private XC Private XC Private XC Private 2WD Private XC Private 2WD Private XC Private XC Private 2WD Private XC

Special Conditions History: Bats: EXCLUDE

Dimensions of Mine Opening Closure Method & Comments Description/Key Features 5'w x 7'h x 21'd BFM connects to 09VO1 clear debris BFM XC ~250' up drainage, flag XC route BFM remove ladder debris, XC from road <100' BFM clear opening, replace & partially bury wood BFM short XC up from road BFM

Est. Qty.

31 cy

3

History: ELIGIBLE 25'w x 10'h x 32'd Bats: EXCLUDE

466 cy

3

316,681 m E 4,251,542 m N

History: ELIGIBLE 5'w x 5'h x 26'd Bats:

25 cy

3

316,490 m E 4,251,408 m N

History: ELIGIBLE 5'w x 5'h x 70'd Bats: EXCLUDE

65 cy

316,477 m E 3 4,251,452 m N 316,551 m E 3 4,251,448 m N 316,488 m E 3 4,251,449 m N 316,523 m E 4,251,049 m N

History: ELIGIBLE 8'w x 6.5'h x 22'd Bats: History: ELIGIBLE 5'w x 6'h x 25'd Bats: EXCLUDE History: ELIGIBLE 4'w x 7'h x 20'd Bats: History: ELIGIBLE 7'w x 6.5'h x 35'd Bats: EXCLUDE avoid feature 41

29 cy 30 cy

BFM short XC up from road BFM dump vol low, XC on old disturbances BFM remove few timbers

21 cy

3

59 cy

316,516 m E 3 4,251,449 m N 316,535 m E 4,251,052 m N 3

History: ELIGIBLE 6'w x 12'h x 15'd Bats: EXCLUDE

59 cy

History: ELIGIBLE 7.5'w x 6.5'h x 8'd BFM Bats: EXCLUDE equip travel on old collapse bridge VO + disturbance up BFM 2 VO's drainage History: ELIGIBLE 20'w x 13'h x 16'd Bats: EXCLUDE equip travel on old disturbances History: ELIGIBLE 5.5'w x 9'h x 100'd Bats: Grate avoid features 5,1,2; UG connections significant for bat use History: ELIGIBLE 6'w x 4'h x 8'd Bats: opening is really an IO BFM 2 VO's in btm of large mouth GRATE-B move loose wood, shaft liner to remain intact

126 cy

63 3281109VO013 64 3281109VO014

316,629 m E 3 4,251,106 m N 316,480 m E 4,250,928 m N 3

Private XC Private 2WD

306 cy

228 sf

65 3281109VO015 66 3281109VO017 67 3281109VO019 68 3281108HO003 69 3281108HO004 4 3 3 3

316,630 m E 4,251,111 m N

Private XC Private 2WD Private 2WD BLM Foot BLM Foot

316,620 m E 4,251,021 m N

316,562 m E 4,250,971 m N

BFH equip travel on old disturbance up drainage History: ELIGIBLE 14'w x 11'h x 70'd GRATE-B Bats: Grate horse whim; avoid sloughing around features 22, 23 shaft increases grate size History: ELIGIBLE 9'w x 6'h x 100'd PUF Bats: EXCLUDE depth>100', dump vol may not be sufficient History: Bats: Bat Gate 5'w x 6'h x 30'd BG long uphill foot access, rubble-filled faceup trench 6'w x 8'h x 20'd WALL-B narrow gauge rail in

14 cy

460 sf

44 cy

315,260 m E 4,250,747 m N

30 sf

315,213 m E 4 4,250,731 m N

History: Bats: EXCLUDE

48 sf

18

Tag Number

Land Opening Map UTM Location Owner Access

Special Conditions

Dimensions of Mine Opening Description/Key Features

Closure Method & Comments opening

Est. Qty.

70 3281108IO001 71 3281108IO002 72 3281108IO005 73 3281108IO006 74 3281108IO007 75 3281108IO009 76 3281108IO010 77 3281108VO009 78 3281108VO016 79 3281107HO002

315,110 m E 4 4,250,650 m N 315,118 m E 4 4,250,660 m N 315,391 m E 4,250,933 m N

BLM 4WD BLM 4WD BLM Foot BLM Foot BLM Foot BLM 4WD BLM 4WD BLM 4WD BLM 4WD BLM 4WD

History: Bats: EXCLUDE History: Bats: EXCLUDE

7'w x 4'h x 20'd

BFM clear sloughed debris BFM fill will flow down IO BFM fill will flow down IO

13 cy 33 cy

4

5'w x 9'h x 20'd Workings extend under road. History: ELIGIBLE 5'w x 3'h x 30'd Bats: EXCLUDE access along ridge trail near VO9 History: ELIGIBLE 9'w x 4'h x 10'd Bats: EXCLUDE flag XC route

8 cy

315,414 m E 4 4,250,925 m N 315,370 m E 4,250,880 m N

4

BFM avoid flagged cultural features History: ELIGIBLE 9'w x 12'h x 20'd BFM Bats: access along ridge fill will flow down IO trail near VO9 History: ELIGIBLE 7'w x 8'h x 11'd Bats: History: ELIGIBLE 7'w x 7'h x 8'd Bats: History: ELIGIBLE 6'w x 13'h x 85'd Bats: EXCLUDE BFM fill will flow, remove timbers BFM fill will flow PUF preserve headframe, exclude bats,

20 cy

12 cy

315,442 m E 4 4,250,983 m N 315,444 m E 4 4,250,987 m N 315,480 m E 4,250,914 m N

23 cy 15 cy

4

45 cy

4

315,439 m E 4,250,990 m N

History: ELIGIBLE 10'w x 12'h x 70'd BFM use soil Bats: EXCLUDE Caution-subsidence bulkhead SE of around opening. opening for backfill History: Bats: 4'w x 2.5'h x 20'd Interior inclined shaft. COMPOUND CUSTOM WALL-B 9' inside in front of IO(36 sf) before BFM HO(16 cy) BFM backfill may flow, downhill dump=> double handling BFM backfill may flow down IO BFM clear sloughed debris & backfill ~2 cy

299 cy

314,738 m E 4,251,166 m N 5

36 sf

80 3281107IO001 81 3281107IO002 82 3281107IO003 83 3281107IO004 84 3281107IO005 85 3281107IO006 86 3281107IO007 5 5

314,429 m E 4,251,262 m N

BLM 4WD BLM 4WD BLM 4WD BLM Foot BLM 4WD BLM Foot BLM Foot

History: Bats: EXCLUDE

10'w x 5'h x 20'd IO splits ~12ft inside 5'w x 4'h x 25'd 1.3'w x 0.8'h x 7'd

35 cy

314,437 m E 5 4,251,245 m N 314,612 m E 4,251,017 m N

History: Bats: EXCLUDE History: Bats:

16 cy

2 cy

314,597 m E 5 4,250,997 m N 314,605 m E 5 4,250,989 m N 314,608 m E 5 4,250,975 m N 314,600 m E 5 4,250,968 m N

History: Bats: EXCLUDE History: Bats: History: Bats: History: Bats:

3'w x 9.5'h x 20'd BFM fill upper & lower two openings in one IO's to brow trench 1.5'w x 0.5'h x 9'd BFM clear sloughed debris 4.5'w x 4.5'h x 16'd BFM

38 cy 1 cy 13 cy

1.5'w x 0.5'h x 20'd BFM probe & backfill ~2 cy

2 cy

19

Tag Number 87 3281107IO008 88 3281107VO002

Land Opening Map UTM Location Owner Access 314,712 m E 5 4,251,183 m N 314,636 m E 4,251,000 m N 5 BLM 4WD BLM 4WD

Special Conditions History: Bats: History: Bats: EXCLUDE

Dimensions of Mine Opening Closure Method & Comments Description/Key Features 5'w x 6'h x 12'd BFM fill shaft section & IO 6'w x 6'h x 53'd BFM remove wood collar, UG room ++vol, downhill dump=> double-handle BFM remove wood, steep equip access, downslope dump=> double handling BFM HO intersects VO, BFM both

Est. Qty.

31 cy

73 cy

89 3281107VO003 5

314,660 m E 4,250,998 m N

BLM 4WD

History: Bats: EXCLUDE

8'w x 5'h x 125'd Shaft inside adit.

258 cy

90 3281107VO004 91 3281107VO005 92 3281108HO002 93 3281108HO006 94 3281108HO007 95 3281108IO004 96 3281108IO008 97 3281108IO011 98 3281108IO014 99 3281108IO015 100 3281108IO016 101 3281108IO017 102 3281108IO018 103 3281108IO019 105 3281108IO020

314,722 m E 5 4,251,166 m N 314,476 m E 5 4,251,408 m N 316,180 m E 6 4,250,505 m N 316,337 m E 6 4,250,576 m N 316,318 m E 4,250,561 m N

BLM 4WD BLM 4WD Private Foot Private 4WD Private XC Private Foot Private Foot Private XC Private XC Private XC Private XC Private XC Private XC Private XC Private XC

History: Bats: EXCLUDE History: Bats:

6.5'w x 8'h x 23'd

61 cy 20 cy 17 cy 13 cy

6'w x 9'h x 10'd BFM Dump visible NW of old truck. History: ELIGIBLE 5'w x 5'h x 20'd BFH Backfill VO5 first Bats: then HO2 History: ELIGIBLE 4'w x 3'h x 20'd Bats: EXCLUDE BFM

6

History: ELIGIBLE 4'w x 3.75'h x 20'd BFM HO intersects Bats: EXCLUDE IO, clear sloughed material History: ELIGIBLE 3'w x 3'h x 15'd Bats: EXCLUDE History: ELIGIBLE 4'w x 4'h x 15'd Bats: History: ELIGIBLE 3'w x 3'h x 12'd Bats: BFH fill will flow down IO BFM clear sloughed debris BFM XC from VO15

23 cy

316,089 m E 6 4,250,676 m N 316,269 m E 6 4,250,754 m N 316,386 m E 6 4,250,592 m N 316,393 m E 4,250,764 m N

5 cy 9 cy 4 cy

6

History: ELIGIBLE 2.5'w x 3'h x 12'd GRATE-P Bats: Grate Field tag is 09IO10. connected to complex with bat use History:ELIGIBLE 5'w x 4'h x 30'd BFM leave rock wall, Bats: EXCLUDE Field tag is 09IO11. flag XC up from road ~120' History:ELIGIBLE 4.5'w x 1.5'h x 6'd BFM clear sloughed Bats: EXCLUDE Field tag is 09IO12. debris, flag XC route

9 sf

6

316,368 m E 4,250,422 m N

22 cy

6

316,411 m E 4,250,622 m N

1 cy

316,369 m E 6 4,250,387 m N 316,371 m E 4,250,461 m N

History:ELIGIBLE 6'w x 4.5'h x 20'd BFM Bats: Field tag is 09IO13. XC from IO15 ~100' History:ELIGIBLE 5'w x 6'h x 16'd BFM wide mouth Bats: Field tag is 09IO14. added ~5cy, flag XC ~150' History:ELIGIBLE 10'w x 10'h x 15'd BFM flag XC from Bats: Field tag is 09IO16. road ~180' History:ELIGIBLE 6'w x 4'h x 8'd BFM fill entire IO, flag Bats: Field tag is 09IO15. XC from road ~250'

13 cy

6

23 cy

316,359 m E 6 4,250,457 m N 316,343 m E 4,250,369 m N

20 cy

6

18 cy

20

Tag Number 106 3281108VO002 107 3281108VO003 108 3281108VO004 109 3281108VO005 110 3281108VO006 111 3281108VO007 112 3281108VO008 113 3281108VO011 114 3281108VO012 115 3281108VO013 116 3281108VO014 117 3281108VO015 118 3281108VO017 119 3281108VO018 120 3281108VO019 121 3281108VO027 122 3281108VO028

Land Opening Map UTM Location Owner Access 316,242 m E 4,250,191 m N BLM 4WD Private Foot Private Foot Private Foot Private Foot Private Foot Private Foot Private Foot Private XC Private XC Private XC Private XC Private XC Private XC Private XC Private XC Private XC

6

Dimensions of Mine Opening Closure Method & Comments Description/Key Features History: ELIGIBLE 7'w x 8'h x 34'd BFM move & replace Bats: flag access route wood & pipe, leave depression Special Conditions History: ELIGIBLE 10'w x 11'h x 65'd Bats: EXCLUDE flag XC, from IO4 ~600', from south road/ATV ~1200' History: ELIGIBLE 10'w x 10'h x 12'd Bats: BFM move & replace wood, leave depression BFM XC from IO4 ~700', or road/ATV trail from south ~1200' BFM same XC as VO4 BFM move wood & replace BFM XC ~420' south from road BFM XC ~420' south from road then SE

Est. Qty.

71 cy

6

316,143 m E 4,250,448 m N

154 cy

6

316,173 m E 4,250,475 m N

44 cy

316,172 m E 6 4,250,502 m N 316,114 m E 6 4,250,699 m N 316,101 m E 6 4,250,684 m N 316,178 m E 4,250,689 m N

History: ELIGIBLE 5'w x 9'h x 15'd Bats: EXCLUDE Located in front of HO2. History: ELIGIBLE 7'w x 9'h x 23'd Bats: flag XC ~320' from road to north History: ELIGIBLE 13'w x 18'h x 27'd Bats: History: ELIGIBLE 8'w x 14'h x 25'd Bats:

25 cy

54 cy 43 cy

6

67 cy

6

316,291 m E 4,250,769 m N

316,343 m E 6 4,250,571 m N 316,310 m E 6 4,250,549 m N 316,378 m E 4,250,587 m N

History: ELIGIBLE 5'w x 10'h x 16'd Avoid F48 Bats: platform retaining walls History: ELIGIBLE 7'w x 8'h x 10.5'd Bats:

BFM XC via IO8 total ~250'

30 cy

BFM equip XC up from HO6

22 cy 31 cy

History: ELIGIBLE 16'w x 20'h x 35'd PUF breaks into Bats: EXCLUDE XC from HO6 ~180' HO7, insufficient fill History: ELIGIBLE 10'w x 10'h x 64'd BFM fill for positive Bats: EXCLUDE Caution drainage, XC from subsidence around road to NW ~150' opening. History: ELIGIBLE 9'w x 11'h x 41'd GRATE-B Bats: Grate Caution-subsidence bat hibernaculum around opening. History: ELIGIBLE 8'w x 8'h x 14'd Bats: Grate GRATE-B bat hibernaculum, connects to VO15, VO26, VO27 History: ELIGIBLE 6'w x 8'h x 11.5'd COMPOUND Bats: EXCLUDE equip XC ~250' CUSTOM from road to east PUF(5cy) ug workings+BFM (20cy) History: ELIGIBLE 5'w x 7'h x 8'd GRATE-P Bats: Grate Shaft doglegs 8 ft install below rock wall, inby. longer XC & gentler slope from VO30 History: ELIGIBLE 5.5'w x 7'h x 100'd GRATE-P Bats: Grate Field tag is XC from road to the 09VO20. east ~100' History: ELIGIBLE 6'w x 6'h x 14'd BFM inventory said Bats: EXCLUDE Field tag is no ug connections 09VO22.

6

237 cy

6

316,384 m E 4,250,597 m N

255 sf

6

316,396 m E 4,250,605 m N

196 sf

6

316,400 m E 4,250,830 m N

20 cy

6

316,404 m E 4,250,834 m N

35 sf

316,408 m E 6 4,250,779 m N 316,411 m E 6 4,250,792 m N

39 sf

19 cy

21

Tag Number 123 3281108VO029 124 3281108VO030 125 3281109VO025 126 3281108VO032 127 3281108VO033 128 3281108VO034 129 3281108VO035 130 3281108VO036 131 3281108VO037 132 3281109VO031 133 3281109HO005 134 3281109HO007 135 3281109IO009 136 3281109VO016 137 3281109VO018 138 3281109VO021 139 3281109VO026

Land Opening Map UTM Location Owner Access 316,405 m E 4,250,699 m N Private XC Private XC Private XC Private XC Private 2WD Private XC Private XC Private 4WD Private XC Private XC Private 2WD Private 2WD Private XC Private XC Private XC Private 2WD Private XC

6

6

316,382 m E 4,250,755 m N

Dimensions of Mine Opening Closure Method & Comments Description/Key Features History: ELIGIBLE 6.5'w x 7.5'h x 26'd GRATE-P Bats: Field tag is replace wood after 09VO23. installation, XC from road to SE ~100 History: ELIGIBLE 6'w x 6'h x 75'd GRATE-B XC from Bats: Grate Field tag is SE road ~260, avoid 09VO24. features Special Conditions History: ELIGIBLE 5'w x 12'h x 34'd Bats: Grate avoid feature 169 History: ELIGIBLE 8'w x 13'h x 22'd Bats: EXCLUDE Field tag is 09VO28. History: ELIGIBLE 5'w x 5'h x 24'd Bats: Field tag is 09VO29. History: ELIGIBLE 13'w x 8'h x 18'd Bats: Field tag is 09VO30. History: ELIGIBLE 5.5'w x 5'h x 14'd Bats: Field tag is 09VO32. History: ELIGIBLE 6'w x 7'h x 15'd Bats: Field tag is 09VO33. History: ELIGIBLE 7'w x 10'h x 48'd Bats: EXCLUDE Field tag is 09VO34. History: ELIGIBLE 8'w x 6'h x 46'd Bats: GRATE-P XC from adjacent IO9 ~100' BFM ug works toward VO34, XC from road to east ~180' BFM depth uncertain, adjacent to road BFM ug room BFH fill may flow into ug room, XC ~200' from road to east BFM 30' XC from 4WD BFM 14' IO in bottom, XC ~80' from road to east BFM UG stope 15' down may add cy, 30' XC from old dozer cut BG-CMP 4' dia CMP ~15' long, friable rock BFM avoid feature 8 BFM fill will flow, XC 20' from road to dump

Est. Qty.

42 sf

144 sf

316,418 m E 6 4,250,705 m N 316,376 m E 4,250,492 m N

60 sf

6

85 cy

316,380 m E 6 4,250,396 m N 316,362 m E 6 4,250,480 m N 316,354 m E 4,250,479 m N

22 cy

21 cy

6

16 cy

316,399 m E 6 4,250,240 m N 316,394 m E 4,250,495 m N

20 cy

6

135 cy

6

316,417 m E 4,250,280 m N

82 cy

316,455 m E 6 4,250,806 m N 316,460 m E 6 4,250,756 m N 316,425 m E 4,250,707 m N

History: ELIGIBLE 6'w x 6'h x 50'd Bats: Bat Gate bat maternity & hibernacula History: ELIGIBLE 3.5'w x 2.5'h x 30'd Bats: EXCLUDE History: ELIGIBLE 3'w x 3'h x 20'd Bats: EXCLUDE avoid feature 169

25 sf 30 cy

6

7 cy

6

316,427 m E 4,250,803 m N

History: ELIGIBLE 5'w x 8'h x 25'd Bats: Grate avoid features 9, 141 History: ELIGIBLE 8'w x 6'h x 23'd Bats: Grate avoid feature 16

GRATE-P connection to bat maternity & hibernaculum GRATE-B XC ~110' from road to east

40 sf

316,419 m E 6 4,250,784 m N 316,482 m E 4,250,813 m N

168 sf

6

6

316,437 m E 4,250,626 m N

History: ELIGIBLE 4'w x 6.5'h x 100'd GRATE-B Bats: Grate XC ~60 from road bat to west maternity/hibernac; avoid feature 16 History: ELIGIBLE 7.5'w x 6'h x 35'd GRATE-B Bats: Grate replace wood if bat hibernac, moved connects to 8VO15,17&9VO27

125 sf

162 sf

22

Tag Number 140 3281109VO027 141 3281109VO035 142 3281109VO036 143 3281109VO037 144 3281109VO038 145 3281109VO039 146 3281107HO001 3281107VO001 147 3281117HO001 148 3281117HO002 149 3281117HO003 150 3281117HO004 151 3281117HO005 152 3281117HO006

Land Opening Map UTM Location Owner Access 316,461 m E 4,250,628 m N Private 2WD Private 2WD Private XC Private 2WD Private XC BLM 2WD BLM Foot BLM 4WD BLM 4WD BLM Foot BLM Foot BLM Foot Private 4WD Private 4WD

6

Dimensions of Mine Opening Closure Method & Comments Description/Key Features History: ELIGIBLE 10'w x 10'h x 55'd GRATE-B 16'x16' w/IBats: Grate bat hibernacula beam; avoid feature 198 Special Conditions History: ELIGIBLE 6'w x 4.5'h x 33'd Bats: avoid feature 50 History: ELIGIBLE 6'w x 12'h x 22'd Bats: Grate avoid feature 50 GRATE-P UG stope vol estimated GRATE-P UG stope vol estimated BFM

Est. Qty.

256 sf

316,453 m E 6 4,250,273 m N 316,421 m E 6 4,250,252 m N 316,477 m E 6 4,250,271 m N 316,438 m E 4,250,270 m N

60 sf 59 sf

6

6

316,593 m E 4,250,868 m N

313,514 m E 7 4,250,253 m N 313,210 m E 7 4,250,354 m N 314,783 m E 7 4,248,551 m N 314,828 m E 4,248,541 m N

History: ELIGIBLE 6'w x 7'h x 66'd Bats: avoid feature 50 & artifacts History: ELIGIBLE 7'w x 5'h x 29'd BFM Bats: EXCLUDE avoid feature 50 & equip access down artifacts from top using dozer trench History: ELIGIBLE 6'w x 6'h x 40'd GRATE-B Bats: Grate move loose wood & 12x22 grate w/ Iconcrete if needed beam, Harrington Hickory History: 4.5'w x 5.5'h x 20'd BFM Bats: clear sloughed debris History: Bats: History: Bats: Bat Gate History: Bats: Grate 5'w x 6.5'h x 7'd No Action

103 cy

35 sf

264 sf

14 cy FALSE

7

314,984 m E 7 4,248,931 m N 314,848 m E 7 4,248,879 m N 314,984 m E 7 4,249,297 m N 315,017 m E 4,249,305 m N 7

History: Bats: History: Bats: History: Bats: History: Bats:

5'w x 6'h x 25'd BG adit doglegs 25' in equip XC 150' up to pad 7'w x 8'h x 45'd GRATE-P pinned difficult, steep XC grate on vertical angle access up rock slope 3.5'w x 4'h x 13'd BFM equip access up wash 3.5'w x 4'h x 8'd 4'w x 5.5'h x 25'd Opening adjacent to large dump. 4'w x 4'h x 20'd Opening located in a highwall. BFH use sloughed pile BFM

30 sf

84 sf

8 cy 6 cy 17 cy

BFM build a ramp up to HO with fill, regrade ramp fill to original contour BFM fill 17VO5 first, equip XC BFM equip XC from 17HO14 to HO8 roadcut

9 cy

153 3281117HO007 154 3281117HO008 155 3281117HO009 156 3281117HO010

314,875 m E 7 4,249,575 m N 315,145 m E 4,250,138 m N

Private 4WD BLM Foot BLM Foot BLM Foot

7

7

315,137 m E 4,250,137 m N

History: ELIGIBLE 2.5'w x 3'h x 10'd Bats: maintain platform shape History: ELIGIBLE 5'w x 5.5'h x 15'd Bats: EXCLUDE honeycomb to HO9-13;reshape platform History: ELIGIBLE 6'w x 3'h x 10'd Bats: EXCLUDE

3 cy

33 cy

7

315,136 m E 4,250,137 m N

BFM equip XC from 17HO14 to HO8 roadcut, fill all 10' depth History: ELIGIBLE 4'w x 6'h x 'd BFM equip access Bats: EXCLUDE fill VO at mouth first same as 17HO9 (added 14cyd)

36 cy

67 cy

23

Tag Number 157 3281117HO011 158 3281117HO012 159 3281117HO013 160 3281117HO014 161 3281117IO001 162 3281117IO002 3281117TR001 163 3281117VO001 164 3281117VO002 165 3281117VO003 166 3281117VO004 167 3281117VO005 168 3281117VO006 3281117VO007 169 3281118HO001 170 3281118HO002

Land Opening Map UTM Location Owner Access 7 315,135 m E 4,250,132 m N 315,135 m E 7 4,250,133 m N 315,134 m E 7 4,250,129 m N 315,201 m E 7 4,250,116 m N 314,968 m E 4,249,354 m N BLM Foot BLM Foot BLM Foot BLM Foot Private 4WD BLM Foot BLM 2WD BLM Foot Private 4WD Private 4WD Private 2WD Private 4WD Private 4WD 0.00 XC BLM 4WD BLM Foot BLM 4WD BLM 4WD BLM 4WD BLM 4WD BLM 4WD

Dimensions of Mine Opening Closure Method & Comments Description/Key Features History: ELIGIBLE 5'w x 2.5'h x 9'd BFM same equip Bats: EXCLUDE access as 17HO9 Special Conditions History: ELIGIBLE 5'w x 5.5'h x 15'd Bats: EXCLUDE History: ELIGIBLE 4'w x 2'h x 4'd Bats: EXCLUDE backfill by scaling History: ELIGIBLE 5'w x 4'h x 50'd Bats: EXCLUDE History: Bats: EXCLUDE 5'w x 4'h x 30'd Opening inside a pit, use old mine road for access History: ELIGIBLE 5'w x 3'h x 10'd Bats: EXCLUDE connects to HO11 3'w x 12'h x 130'd 5'w x 6'h x 60'd 6'w x 10'h x 100'd 5'w x 8'h x 8'd 7'w x 10'h x 14'd BFM same equip access as 17HO9 BFH exclusion not needed, 4' deep WALL-B C travel horiz from old road cut BFM also fill 4x5 VO intersecting IO

Est. Qty.

6 cy 21 cy 2 cy 20 sf

7

58 cy

315,138 m E 7 4,250,132 m N 314,780 m E 7 4,249,247 m N 314,942 m E 7 4,248,921 m N 314,838 m E 7 4,249,294 m N 314,908 m E 7 4,249,318 m N 314,909 m E 7 4,249,382 m N 314,871 m E 7 4,249,570 m N 314,865 m E 7 4,249,668 m N 315,131 m E 7 4,250,136 m N 313,977 m E 7 4,248,918 m N 313,972 m E 4,248,900 m N

BFM entire vol, fill will flow No Action

4 cy FALSE

History: Bats: EXCLUDE History: Bats: Grate History: Bats: EXCLUDE History: Bats: History: Bats:

GRATE-P 30 sf BFM XC 500' upslope from 17TR01 BFM XC 500' downslope BFM access via old road cuts BFM set wood aside if needed BFM XC over sagebrush 136 cy 12 cy 36 cy

History: ELIGIBLE 6'w x 10'h x 100'd Bats: EXCLUDE maintain platform shape History: ELIGIBLE 13.5'w x 16'h x Bats: 12.5'd avoid features 1 & 2 History: ELIGIBLE 6'w x 6'h x 3'd No Action Bats: EXCLUDE History: Bats: EXCLUDE History: Bats: EXCLUDE

222 cy

145 cy FALSE 26 sf

7

3281118HO003 171 3281118HO004 172 3281118HO005 173 3281118HO006 174 3281118HO007

314,052 m E 7 4,249,133 m N 313,998 m E 7 4,249,164 m N 313,982 m E 4,249,142 m N

History: Bats: History: Bats: EXCLUDE History: Bats: EXCLUDE

4'w x 6.5'h x 112'd WALL-B fill 18VO1 first (in front of HO) 3.5'w x 13'h x 16'd PUF dump 80' from HO foam in overhang & leave trench, difficult access 4.5'w x 5'h x 8'd No Action 4.5'w x 5.5'h x 20'd BFM collapse bridge & backfill 5.5'w x 6'h x 20'd BFM remove wood debris, fill split adits & shaft inby(added 5cy) 2.5'w x 1.5'h x 20'd BFM remove sloughed debris 2.5'w x 1.5'h x 20'd BFM remove sloughed debris

5 cy

FALSE 23 cy

7

56 cy

313,801 m E 7 4,249,401 m N 313,793 m E 7 4,249,393 m N

History: Bats: EXCLUDE History: Bats: EXCLUDE

3 cy

9 cy

24

Tag Number 175 3281118HO008 176 3281118HO009 177 3281118HO010 178 3281118HO011 179 3281118HO012

Land Opening Map UTM Location Owner Access 314,527 m E 4,249,720 m N BLM Foot BLM Foot Private 4WD Private Foot BLM Foot

Special Conditions History: Bats:

7

Dimensions of Mine Opening Closure Method & Comments Description/Key Features 6'w x 2'h x 25'd PUF clear opening, PUF + backfill to brow

Est. Qty.

3 cy

313,620 m E 7 4,249,634 m N 313,568 m E 7 4,249,923 m N 313,577 m E 4,249,899 m N

History: Bats: EXCLUDE History: Bats: EXCLUDE History: Bats: EXCLUDE

4'w x 5'h x 20'd Located below pinon tree. 3.5'w x 2'h x 40'd 6'w x 3'h x 15'd

BFH 17 cy BFM partially collapsed entrance BFM fill each adit, fill will flow into shaft inside(added 5cy) COMPOUND CUSTOM blast+BFH/scale, dificult closure 20 cy

7

20 cy

313,550 m E 4,249,622 m N 7

History: Bats:

20'w x 30'h x 20'd 3 HO's connected(bowling ball)5x6,8x3,4x3; no equip access.

36 cy

180 3281118HO013 181 3281118IO001 182 3281118IO002 183 3281118VO001 184 3281118VO002 185 3281118VO003 186 3281118VO004 187 3281118VO005 188 3281118VO006 189 3281118VO007 190 3281118VO008 191 3281118VO009 192 3281118VO010

314,411 m E 7 4,249,643 m N 314,035 m E 7 4,249,124 m N 313,543 m E 7 4,249,868 m N 313,976 m E 7 4,248,924 m N 313,971 m E 4,248,874 m N

BLM Foot BLM 4WD Private Foot BLM 4WD BLM Foot Private Foot BLM Foot BLM 4WD BLM 4WD BLM Foot BLM Foot BLM Foot BLM Foot

History: Bats: EXCLUDE History: Bats: EXCLUDE History: Bats: EXCLUDE History: Bats: History: Bats: Grate

4.5'w x 5.5'h x 38'd WALL-B 4WD road active claim? 20' from dump toe 10'w x 3.5'h x 20'd BFM clear sloughed materials 3'w x 1'h x 10'd BFM 2 adits, fill will Two adits inside flow(added 2cy) one pit. 8'w x 9'h x 24'd BFM leave rails & minimize structure wood trestle in place impacts 7'w x 9'h x 125'd GRATE-P difficult access, 7x9 grate; scale fill into trench below 10'w x 12'h x 33'd GRATE-P possible ATV access via mine road to 18VO15 8.5'w x 10'h x 25'd BFM equip XC

25 sf 22 cy

5 cy

64 cy

7

63 sf

7

313,966 m E 4,248,857 m N

History: Bats: Grate

49 sf

314,115 m E 7 4,249,116 m N 314,124 m E 7 4,249,129 m N 314,001 m E 7 4,249,169 m N 313,994 m E 4,249,079 m N

History: Bats: History: Bats: History: Bats: EXCLUDE History: Bats:

27 cy 8.5'w x 15'h x 10'd BFM equip XC 32 cy 12'w x 18'h x 18'd BFM remove ladder & timbers BFM XC access via dozer cut to the north 43 cy

9'w x 9'h x 35'd

7

66 cy

313,957 m E 7 4,249,063 m N 313,903 m E 4,249,062 m N

History: Bats: History: Bats:

7

313,825 m E 7 4,248,996 m N

History: Bats:

17'w x 7'h x 13.5'd BFM Timber across XC up from 18VO7 entrance. 8'w x 10'h x 17'd BFH fill ~3/4 of vol, entire vol may be difficult to find 5'w x 6'h x 5'd BFH block adit at bottom of shaft

28 cy

38 cy

7 cy

25

Tag Number 193 3281118VO011 194 3281118VO012 195 3281118VO013 196 3281118VO014 197 3281118VO015 198 3281118VO016 199 3281118VO017

Land Opening Map UTM Location Owner Access 313,674 m E 4,249,026 m N BLM Foot BLM 4WD BLM Foot BLM Foot Private 4WD Private Foot Private 4WD

Special Conditions History: Bats:

7

313,789 m E 7 4,249,386 m N 313,748 m E 4,249,367 m N

History: Bats: History: Bats:

7

313,685 m E 7 4,249,330 m N 313,865 m E 4,248,725 m N

History: Bats: History: Bats: EXCLUDE

7

Dimensions of Mine Opening Closure Method & Comments Description/Key Features 6'w x 7'h x 20'd BFH uphill foot access uphill hike 1,125', vol 1,125' of dump may not be enough 3'w x 3.5'h x 13'd BFM BFH if no equip XC clear debris, XC 40' from 18HO7 5'w x 10'h x 18'd BFM equip XC 120' up drainage from 18VO12 6'w x 8'h x 24'd BFH steep access, downslope dump 9'w x 11'h x 100'd BFM switchback road may need clearing 7'w x 8'h x 13'd BFM Rockfall may remove timbers, short require clearing for XC on steep terrain access. 'w x 'h x 16'd BFM XC up drainage remove timbers, 2 east of HO10 then VO's, difficult equip to ridgeline then XC south 8'w x 8'h x 14'd BFM Caution subsidence equip XC 320'; west along drifts from from 4WD at white soil end of opening then S-SW up drainage to dump 5'w x 5'h x 22'd BFM steep access from VO15, clear rockfall BFM close VO2 first, equip XC 360' up drainage to dumps BFM fill wedge at mouth No Action

Est. Qty.

31 cy

5 cy

44 cy

19 cy

213 cy

7

313,846 m E 4,248,636 m N

History: Bats:

33 cy

313,499 m E 4,249,821 m N 7

History: Bats:

75 cy

200 3281118VO018 7

313,471 m E 4,249,904 m N

Private Foot

History: Bats:

198 cy

201 3281118VO019 202 3281119HO001 203 3281119HO002 3281119VC001 204 3281119VO001 205 3281119VO002 206 3281119VO003 207 3281116HO001 8 7 7 7 7

313,813 m E 4,248,694 m N

Private Foot Private Foot BLM 4WD BLM Foot BLM 4WD Private Foot BLM Foot Utah Foot

History: Bats: EXCLUDE

37 cy

313,215 m E 4,248,515 m N

History: Bats: EXCLUDE

3'w x 4'h x 25'd

11 cy

313,219 m E 7 4,247,422 m N 313,172 m E 7 4,248,282 m N 314,455 m E 4,248,437 m N

History: Bats: History: Bats: EXCLUDE History: Bats:

7'w x 8'h x 7'd 10'w x 12'h x 8'd 4'w x 10'h x 27'd

68 cy FALSE

313,210 m E 7 4,248,513 m N 313,230 m E 4,248,201 m N

History: Bats: EXCLUDE History: Bats: EXCLUDE

317,937 m E 4,248,718 m N

History: Bats:

BFM remove debris, drift at bottom, access on trail along ridge 12'w x 13'h x 56'd BFM XC 360', same access as 19HO1 15'w x 18'h x 60'd GRATE-P grate on angle 12' x 11', XC 420' on trail N side of drainage 5.5'w x 5.5'h x 20'd BFH remove sloughed debris and timbers

51 cy

347 cy

132 sf

23 cy

26

Tag Number 209 3281116VO001 208 3281116VO002 209 3281121HC002

Land Opening Map UTM Location Owner Access 317,592 m E 4,248,679 m N Utah 4WD Utah 4WD Private Foot BLM 4WD Private 4WD Private 4WD Private 4WD BLM 4WD BLM 4WD BLM Foot Private Foot BLM 4WD BLM XC BLM 4WD BLM foot BLM XC BLM XC BLM 4WD

Special Conditions History: Bats: Grate

8

Dimensions of Mine Opening Closure Method & Comments Description/Key Features 4'w x 5'h x 100'd GRATE-B eroded around wood lining, 14X14 grate 20'w x 22'h x 80'd

Est. Qty.

196 sf

317,934 m E 8 4,248,740 m N 317,327 m E 4,247,633 m N

8

3281121HO009 210 3281121VO022 211 3281121VO023 212 3281121VO025 213 3281121VO026 214 3281121VO028 215 3281121VO030 216 3281121VO031 217 3281121VO032 218 3281122HO001 219 3281122HO002 220 3281122HO003 221 3281122HO004 222 3281122VO001 223 3281122VO002

317,392 m E 8 4,247,737 m N 317,196 m E 4,247,617 m N

BFM equip XC 1,000', depth unknown History: 4.5'w x 6'h x 34'd WALL-B Bats: EXCLUDE not inventoried by: wall just behind opal, bats, cultural broken wood door, 60' from 4WD History: ELIGIBLE 3.5'w x 6'h x 25'd No Action Bats: History: ELIGIBLE 20'w x 14'h x 14'd COMPOUND Bats: EXCLUDE complex geometry CUSTOM & large opening Blast to fracture + BFM/Scale History: ELIGIBLE 10'w x 48'h x 48'd GRATE-P Bats: Grate grate ~3' down connects to VO22 inside complex History: ELIGIBLE 8.5'w x 28'h x 28'd BFM Bats: 4WD road adjacent to dump, dump downslope History: 8'w x 52'h x 52'd GRATE-P Bats: Grate remove timbers, grate ~4' down History: 7'w x 55'h x 55'd BFM Bats: EXCLUDE leave wooden shaft lining in place History: 11'w x 14'h x 14'd BFM Bats: equip XC ~550' History: Bats: History: Bats: EXCLUDE 20.5'w x 24'h x 24'd BFM equip XC ~300' from 4WD 10'w x 48'h x 48'd BFM clear debris

History: Bats: EXCLUDE

307 cy

35 sf

8

344 cy

317,182 m E 8 4,247,600 m N 317,335 m E 4,247,706 m N

81 sf

8

68 cy

317,475 m E 8 4,247,803 m N 317,492 m E 8 4,247,998 m N 317,227 m E 8 4,248,166 m N 317,673 m E 8 4,247,666 m N 317,738 m E 8 4,248,421 m N 318,242 m E 8 4,248,101 m N 318,012 m E 4,248,044 m N

63 sf

71 cy 72 cy 328 cy 153 cy 42 sf

8

History: ELIGIBLE 3.5'w x 4'h x 20'd WALL-S Bats: foot trail from HO3 stone wall ~4' in, avoid feature 3 History: ELIGIBLE 6'w x 5.5'h x 20'd BG Bats: Bat Gate gate ~3' inside XC ~60' to old mine road to opening History: ELIGIBLE 6'w x 5'h x 20'd Bats: Bat Gate remove old door if necessary History: 4.9'w x 3.6'h x 25'd Bats: EXCLUDE BG gate ~6' inside BFH drive to fenceline then foot XC 1,500' GRATE-B short XC to reach old mine road to opening

33 sf

318,295 m E 8 4,248,205 m N 317,988 m E 4,248,507 m N

30 sf

8

9 cy

8

317,984 m E 4,248,056 m N

History: ELIGIBLE 17'w x 15'h x 50'd Bats: Grate

483 sf

8

317,994 m E 4,248,064 m N

History: ELIGIBLE 10'w x 12'h x 15'd BFM Bats: minimize short XC to reach old excavation of mine road to opening feature 5(platform)

85 cy

27

Tag Number 224 3281122VO004 225 3281121HO006 226 3281121HO007 227 3281121HO008 228 3281121HO010 229 3281121IO009 230 3281121IO010 231 3281121IO011

Land Opening Map UTM Location Owner Access 318,277 m E 4,248,279 m N BLM Foot Private Foot BLM ATV BLM ATV Private Foot Private 4WD Private Foot Private 4WD

8

Dimensions of Mine Opening Closure Method & Comments Description/Key Features History: ELIGIBLE 6'w x 4.5'h x 32'd GRATE-P Bats: Grate use road to HO3 then steep trail up to VO4 Special Conditions History: ELIGIBLE 4'w x 3'h x 7'd Bats: History: ELIGIBLE 3.5'w x 3'h x 8.5'd Bats: History: ELIGIBLE 5'w x 6'h x 20'd Bats: Grate BFH fill completely, stone within 100' BFH GRATE-P vertical pinned grate in triangular opening BFH dump is downslope & small sized mtl

Est. Qty.

27 sf

317,261 m E 9 4,247,572 m N 317,103 m E 9 4,247,520 m N 317,137 m E 4,247,527 m N

4 cy 4 cy

9

30 sf

9

317,447 m E 4,247,582 m N

History: ELIGIBLE 3.5'w x 3.5'h x 9'd Bats:

6 cy

317,291 m E 9 4,247,494 m N 317,218 m E 4,247,321 m N

History: ELIGIBLE 15'w x 8'h x 10'd Bats:

9

317,301 m E 4,247,515 m N 9

232 3281121IO012 233 3281121IO013 234 3281121IO014 235 3281121VO006 236 3281121VO007 237 3281121VO008 238 3281121VO009 239 3281121VO010 240 3281121VO011 9 9 9 9 9

317,103 m E 4,247,532 m N

BLM 4WD BLM ATV Private Foot BLM 4WD BLM 4WD BLM 4WD BLM 4WD BLM Foot BLM Foot

BFH remove cans/artifacts from fill mtl History: ELIGIBLE 5'w x 2'h x 20'd PUF Bats: add stone wall appearance, clear opening of wire History: ELIGIBLE 14'w x 21'h x 14'd BFM Bats: fill to positive drainage,IO has wide mouth narrowing at depth History: ELIGIBLE 4'w x 5'h x 25'd BFM Bats: EXCLUDE use old mine road, clean out opening, fill avoid feature 17 will flow History: ELIGIBLE 14'w x 8'h x 14'd Bats: avoid feature 17 BFM equip XC from IO12 ~75', fill will flow BFM remove sloughed debris PUF preserve headframe & structure BFM Shallow, if no equip XC then BFH BFM avoid rock walls BFM

1 cy

1 cy

62 cy

11 cy

317,099 m E 4,247,513 m N

34 cy

317,155 m E 9 4,247,507 m N 317,097 m E 9 4,247,425 m N 317,087 m E 4,247,403 m N

History: ELIGIBLE 5.5'w x 1.5'h x 10'd Bats: EXCLUDE avoid features 17 & 18 History: ELIGIBLE 5.5'w x 6'h x 35'd Bats: EXCLUDE connects to VO8 History: ELIGIBLE 8'w x 10'h x 8'd Bats: avoid feature 24, keep platform shape History: ELIGIBLE 6'w x 6'h x 20'd Bats: EXCLUDE connects to VO6 History: ELIGIBLE 7'w x 10'h x 9'd Bats: History: Bats: 7'w x 8'h x 24'd

2 cy

14 cy

15 cy

317,095 m E 9 4,247,402 m N 317,093 m E 9 4,247,385 m N 317,011 m E 4,247,142 m N

53 cy 13 cy

BFM equip XC up drainage ~550'

55 cy

317,049 m E 4,247,195 m N

History: Bats:

10'w x 14'h x 9.5'd BFM equip XC up drainage ~400',

31 cy

28

Tag Number 241 3281121VO012 242 3281121VO016 243 3281121VO017

Land Opening Map UTM Location Owner Access 317,067 m E 4,247,172 m N BLM Foot Private Foot Private Foot

Special Conditions History: Bats:

9

Dimensions of Mine Opening Closure Method & Comments Description/Key Features 7'w x 7'h x 7'd BFM equip XC up drainage ~400',

Est. Qty.

13 cy

9

317,193 m E 4,247,318 m N

History: ELIGIBLE 6'w x 100'h x 100'd BFM Bats: EXCLUDE preserve wood XC ~200', move loose liner, fill sloughing wood on top History: ELIGIBLE 16.5'w x 8'h x 8'd Bats: EXCLUDE equip XC ~200'; avoid features 16 & 21 History: ELIGIBLE 6'w x 26'h x 26'd Bats: EXCLUDE equip XC~130' History: ELIGIBLE 10'w x 11.5'h x Bats: 11.5'd equip XC from VO16 ~60' History: ELIGIBLE 4'w x 8'h x 123'd Bats: Grate COMPOUND CUSTOM PUF 2 UG openings in bottom(0.3+2.7cy) then BFM (78cy) BFM

183 cy

317,191 m E 4,247,361 m N 9

78 cy

244 3281121VO018 245 3281121VO019 246 3281121VO020 247 3281121VO021 248 3281121VO024 249 3281121VO027 250 3281121VO029 251 3281121HO001 252 3281121HO002 253 3281121HO003 254 3281121HO004 255 3281121HO005 256 3281121IO001 257 3281121IO002

317,192 m E 9 4,247,368 m N 317,191 m E 4,247,333 m N

Private Foot Private Foot Private 4WD Private 4WD Private XC Private Foot Private Foot BLM Foot BLM Foot BLM 4WD BLM 4WD BLM 4WD BLM 4WD BLM 4WD

37 cy BFM 43 cy GRATE-B OK to cut surface timbers for concrete footer GRATE-P install down inside

9

9

317,252 m E 4,247,540 m N

315 sf

317,250 m E 9 4,247,553 m N 317,153 m E 9 4,247,538 m N 317,404 m E 4,247,563 m N

History: ELIGIBLE 7'w x 8'h x 85'd Bats: Grate

68 sf 25 cy

9

9

317,426 m E 4,247,573 m N

History: ELIGIBLE 17'w x 44'h x 44'd PUF Bats: possible to GRATE- 2-VO's, PUF=6+19cy P History: ELIGIBLE 8'w x 10.5'h x BFH Bats: EXCLUDE 10.5'd dump downslope, entire backfill vol scale or borrow may be difficult History: ELIGIBLE 10'w x 9'h x 8'd BFH Bats: downslope dump, may need to scale or partial backfill? borrow fill History: ELIGIBLE 3'w x 6'h x 12'd Bats: History: Bats: 6'w x 6'h x 35'd stone wall with mortar BFH

9 cy

13 cy

316,737 m E 10 4,247,287 m N 316,531 m E 4,247,187 m N

16 cy WALL-S foot XC from road 260' across steep slope BG 27 sf BFH fill completely, scale backfill mtl GRATE-P pinned grate 5w x 6.5h, 5' inside BFM fill will flow(added 10cy), old road then XC 50' BFH backfill with stone & mortar 4 cy

10

16 sf

316,582 m E 10 4,247,012 m N 316,593 m E 10 4,247,056 m N 316,672 m E 10 4,246,926 m N 316,837 m E 4,247,237 m N

History: ELIGIBLE 7'w x 6'h x 85'd Bats: Bat Gate History: ELIGIBLE 3'w x 5'h x 6'd Bats: History: ELIGIBLE 5'w x 6.5'h x 20'd Bats: Grate leave rails intact if possible History: 6'w x 8'h x 45'd Bats:

33 sf

10

31 cy

316,616 m E 10 4,247,235 m N

History: Bats:

5'w x 5'h x 20'd

11 cy

29

Tag Number 258 3281121IO003 259 3281121IO004 260 3281121VC001 261 3281121VO001 262 3281121VO002 263 3281121VO003 264 3281121VO004 265 3281121VO005 266 3281121IO005 267 3281121IO006 268 3281121IO007 269 3281121IO008 270 3281121VO013 271 3281121VO014 272 3281121VO015

Land Opening Map UTM Location Owner Access 316,475 m E 4,247,030 m N BLM 4WD BLM Foot BLM 4WD BLM Foot BLM Foot BLM 4WD BLM 4WD BLM 4WD Private Foot Private Foot Private Foot Private Foot Private 4WD Private 4WD Private 4WD

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Dimensions of Mine Opening Closure Method & Comments Description/Key Features History: ELIGIBLE 5'w x 3'h x 20'd BFM Bats: Caution:subsidence first backfill VO(23cy) features then IO(10cy) Special Conditions History: ELIGIBLE 4'w x 2'h x 10'd Bats: BFH scale fill, access from north only, highwall hazard BFM probe VC &fill

Est. Qty.

34 cy

10

316,694 m E 4,246,932 m N

2 cy

316,700 m E 10 4,247,198 m N 316,731 m E 4,247,249 m N

History: Bats: EXCLUDE

6'w x 7'h x 10'd

5 cy

10

History: ELIGIBLE 7'w x 7'h x 50'd GRATE-B Bats: Grate XC 100' from road, preserve wood lining, replace loose wood move loose wood History: ELIGIBLE 5'w x 7'h x 34'd BFM Bats: Two connected 6 ft Equip XC travel x 7 ft x 34 ft shafts. History: ELIGIBLE 4'w x 7'h x 30'd Bats: PUF 2 VO's

169 sf

10

316,736 m E 4,247,270 m N

181 cy

316,677 m E 10 4,246,940 m N 316,661 m E 10 4,246,946 m N 316,704 m E 10 4,246,919 m N 316,927 m E 4,247,532 m N

15 cy 38 sf

11

11

316,926 m E 4,247,540 m N

History: ELIGIBLE 18'w x 20'h x 100'd BG-CMP Bats: Grate maternity use 84" dia vertical culvert w/grate History: ELIGIBLE 5'w x 7'h x 100'd GRATE-B Bats: Grate medium day & night roost History: 5'w x 1'h x 8'd BFM Bats: EXCLUDE fill will flow, XC 790' up drainage from VO13 road History: 5'w x 4'h x 25'd BFM Bats: EXCLUDE fill will flow, equip access from IO5 History: ELIGIBLE 5'w x 6'h x 50'd Bats: EXCLUDE History: ELIGIBLE 4'w x 5'h x 25'd Bats: BFM fill will flow (added 10cy) BFM fill will flow (added 7cy) PUF keep concrete below exposed wood lining

143 sf

4 cy

17 cy

316,605 m E 11 4,247,757 m N 316,613 m E 11 4,247,807 m N 316,687 m E 4,247,592 m N

35 cy

21 cy

11

316,658 m E 11 4,247,621 m N 316,664 m E 4,247,633 m N 11

History: ELIGIBLE 6'w x 6'h x 125'd Bats: EXCLUDE Caution: subsidence features History: ELIGIBLE 3.5'w x 3.5'h x 45'd PUF Bats: EXCLUDE remove loose wood inside History: ELIGIBLE 3.5'w x 18'h x 25'd BFM Bats: protect wood collar, remove loose wood, recess backfill backfill adjacent hole( breaks into UG workings) History: Bats: 3'w x 4'h x 19'd BFH XC on foot 470' to opening BFM clear sloughed debris, access from N side of knoll

16 cy

3 cy

363 cy

273 3281120HO001 274 3281120HO002

314,832 m E 12 4,247,655 m N 316,063 m E 4,247,257 m N

BLM Foot BLM 4WD

10 cy

12

History: ELIGIBLE 3.5'w x 1'h x 20'd Bats: EXCLUDE

8 cy

30

Tag Number 275 3281120IO001 276 3281120VO001 277 3281120VO002 278 3281120VO003 279 3281120VO004 280 3281120VO005 281 3281120VO006

Land Opening Map UTM Location Owner Access 315,705 m E 4,247,093 m N BLM 4WD BLM Foot BLM 4WD BLM 4WD BLM 4WD BLM 4WD BLM Foot

Special Conditions History: Bats: EXCLUDE

12

Dimensions of Mine Opening Closure Method & Est. Qty. Comments Description/Key Features 5'w x 5'h x 48'd BFM clear sloughed debris, 25 cy fill will flow(added 8cy) GRATE-B w/I-beam, clear wood debris BFM move loose wood, XC 50' from 20 VO1 BFM may require borrowed fill to maintain road safety BFM BFM 25 cy 11'w x 14'h x 24'd BFM remove timbers, equip XC 180' on old disturbances to within 20' of VO.

315,444 m E 12 4,247,577 m N 315,438 m E 4,247,561 m N

12

History: ELIGIBLE 7'w x 11'h x 125'd Bats: Grate equip XC 140' from road History: ELIGIBLE 6'w x 8'h x 16'd Bats:

221 sf

28 cy

12

315,168 m E 4,247,470 m N

History: Bats:

6'w x 8'h x 52'd

98 cy

314,952 m E 12 4,247,448 m N 316,310 m E 12 4,247,332 m N 316,271 m E 4,247,265 m N 12

History: Bats: History: Bats: History: Bats:

8'w x 9'h x 24'd 12'w x 13'h x 26'd

72 cy

48 cy

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APPENDIX D CLOSURE AND CONSTRUCTION METHODOLOGY

Closure and Construction Methodology
Closure Methods Access Minimal improvements to access may be required to allow equipment to reach the mine openings. Access to some of the sites is impassible and appears not to have been used since the time of mining. Access improvements would be limited to short distances over previously impacted areas, and could involve moving boulders, or moving waste dump materials needed to achieve the access required by the appropriate closure method for the site. All improvements would be removed when the heavy equipment exits the site. The disturbances would be raked and seeded if the use were to result in a change from current condition Equipment and Workers Based on previous DOGM/AMRP projects of similar scope, the contractor is likely to use all or part of the following equipment: track hoe (Cat 325 or equivalent), rubber-tired backhoe/loader (Cat 416 or equivalent), small dozer (Cat D6 or equivalent), 1 or 2-ton flatbed truck, 4WD pickup truck, water tank truck or trailer, equipment transport trailer, trailer-mounted and/or hand-carried portable gasoline-powered arc welder/generator, air compressor, ATVs, and hand tools (shovels, picks, pry bars, rakes, carpentry and masonry tools, etc.). Other equipment may be added or substituted, as circumstances require. The contractor would likely have two field crews of one to four people. A typical allocation of labor would be: one supervisor, one backhoe/track hoe operator performing backfills, one crew of 2-3 manual laborers performing backfills and/or wall construction, and 2 welders/laborers building gates. In order to make the most efficient use of the field crews and equipment, the crews may be working at two different openings in separate parts of the proposed project area at any given time. Workers would not be allowed to camp on site. Normally, the workers would travel into the site they were working on in the morning and travel out at the end of the day or completion of construction activities at the site. Additional trips may be made to bring construction materials to the site. Construction would be performed in a way that minimizes disturbance to the ground and vegetation. Truck and equipment access to mine sites would utilize existing access with limited improvements. Three areas that have been previously disturbed would be used as staging sites as identified on Map 8, entitled Mine Access and Staging Area Locations. Backfill sources would normally be the mine waste dump adjacent to the mine opening, the brow and slope above the opening, and nearby surface rock. The backfill material would be obtained in a manner designed to preserve the visual appearance/contour of the site. All access improvement would be removed at the completion of the work. Many of the mine sites in the project area would be reclaimed by hand. However, if equipment is used the track hoe is the preferred for backfilling openings/prospects and pits/trenches. Where waste dump or rock/soil materials are not located close enough to the location, a rubber tire loader or dozer may be used to transport material to feed the track hoe. The track hoe is also preferred for regrading waste dump material and mine access roads, but alternatively a rubber tire loader or
34

dozer could be used. A flat bed truck would be used for haulage of debris and a pickup truck would be used for the transport of personnel and trash from the site. Mine Closures 1. Backfill Backfilling by hand would consist of placing backfill material with shovels into the opening a distance of two times the portal height which would usually be between 10 and 15 feet. Backfilling with heavy equipment consists of constructing a work pad in front of the opening in order to place backfill material into the opening. The bucket of the backhoe would be used to push backfill material into the opening for a distance of at least 2 times the portal height. The material is placed either by hand or machine in such a manner as to minimize voids and compacted to prevent the reopening of the portal due to settlement of the fill material used. If the mine opening is not considered historically important, the final shape of the fill would be mounded over the opening and blended into the surrounding contours as much as practical. Runoff and snowmelt would be diverted away from the backfill. 2. Walls Masonry block or native rock wall closures would be an alternative method of adit, incline and prospect closure where backfilling is not feasible. This type of closure is a constructed wall located as far into the adit or incline (maximum of 10 feet) as is safe and reasonable to reduce visibility of the wall from outside the openings. Any loose rock above the area in which the wall is to be constructed would be removed. The wall would be keyed into the rock to provide more strength and integrity to the wall. Large walls, greater than 12 ft x 15 ft, would require construction of support pilasters. The wall would be constructed of solid concrete block or native stone. Concrete block walls would be 16 inches thick. Native stone would be constructed to a minimum thickness of 2 feet at the base and 18 inches at the top. When necessary, drain pipes would be located near the base of the wall within 15 inches of the intersection of the floor material in the approximate center of the wall or near a low spot along the base. The drainpipe would protrude a minimum of 12 inches on either side of the wall. All of the masonry block walls would be constructed by hand. Mine closure materials and supplies would be moved to the site by pickup trucks or all terrain vehicles (ATVs). The masonry block wall closure described above may be modified for the Colt Mesa Mine openings if the backfill material proposed for use in the design proves to be inert. The modification would consist of building a recessed block wall then backfilling with up to 10 feet of inert waste or tailings materials against this block wall. A second block wall would then be constructed in front of the fill material. 3. Bat Adapted Closure Bat gate construction methods would be as follows: The opening would be prepared by removing loose rock from the area in which the bat gate closure is to be constructed. A concrete footer would be poured in a trench excavated into the floor of the opening, and
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anchor pins doweled into the adit walls. Perimeter bars would be welded to the anchor pins to provide a continuous steel lining on the adit ribs. The perimeter bars would be bent or cut into segments to conform closely to irregular surfaces, with a maximum gap of 6 inches between the rib and the bar. Vertical supports would extend into the concrete footer and be positioned as close to the adit ribs as possible, with a maximum gap of 16 inches between the rib and the vertical support. Horizontal crossbars would be spaced on 5-inch centers for a maximum gap between bars of 4 inches. A lock box would be welded onto the vertical support. 4. Polyurethane Foam (PUF) PUF closures are not anticipated in the Star District mine closure project. If such closure methods would be required for unforeseen reasons, installation would be as follows: PUF closures would consist of constructing a bottom form and placing the PUF on the form. The PUF would be topped with a layer of concrete and backfill material to the surface. A ventilation/drainage pipe would be required.

Other Reclamation Methods Revegetation Seedbeds would be prepared in areas where surface disturbance has occurred in the closure process, by roughening the cover material using mechanical equipment. Seedbeds would be hand raked on sites too small, remote, or steep for the use of conventional machinery. The roughening process would leave the seed bed in a fluffy condition. All disturbed areas would be seeded with native plant species during the Fall months. The species composition and planting rates of the seed mixtures are found in Appendix F. Disturbed areas would be seeded by hand broadcast seeding. Broadcast seeding would be accomplished using hand-operated “cyclone-type” seeders. Two passes would be made over the seeded area to evenly distribute seed. Broadcast seeding would take place immediately following the completion of the roughening process. Seeding would not be conducted under extremely windy conditions. Determining Revegetative Success Revegetation would be considered successful if cover equals or surpasses 90% of the cover found in the surrounding area, invasive plant species account for no more than 10% of the total herbaceous cover, and no noxious weeds are present. If noxious weeds are observed, appropriate control measures would be used. Herbaceous vegetation would have five years to meet success criteria and woody vegetation would have ten years to meet success criteria. Revegetation success would be determined by establishing three reference sites in the Star District area that best represent site potential. Herbaceous vegetation cover would be measured using modified Daubenmire sample frames (0.5 x 0.25 meters) or a similar method to measure cover. A minimum of three transects would be placed in the reclamation area and in the reference area and 20 frames would be read on each transect.
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Transect length would be modified to match the impacted area. Woody vegetation cover would be measured using the line intercept method along the Daubenmire transects. The line intercept would run for 50 meters. The beginning and end points of the transects would be permanently marked with rebar covered with PVC pipe, recorded on a GPS and labeled. Visual surveys would be made for any noxious or weed species in the reclamation area and any evidence of soil instability would be noted. A species list of all species present in the reclamation area would be compiled. If reclamation fails for any of the above criteria, an assessment of the reasons for failure will be made and appropriate contingency measures taken. Soils may need to be tested for suitability or contamination if rainfall is adequate but overall germination is poor. Reseeding will take place in areas that fail to meet criteria and the species list may need to be modified as a result of success observed with the original seed mix. The BLM will be responsible for any contingency measures and annual monitoring of vegetation.

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APPENDIX E Section 0300 Star District Project Reclamation Construction Contract Specifications
PART 1 - GENERAL 1.01 WORK INCLUDED A. This section describes the location, the features present, and the WORK to be performed at the Star District Project located in Beaver County, Utah. The items of the WORK shall be performed according to the appropriate sections of these specifications. It is the intent of these Specifications that the site-specific scope of WORK is as described in this Section. The General Technical Specifications, Sections 0200 through 0290, outline WORK broadly applicable to all abandoned mine reclamation situations and that may not be required at each mine site in this project. Where there is a conflict between Section 0300 and the General Technical Specifications (0200's), Section 0300 shall govern.

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C. The access, site description and specific requirements for each closure method are described in this Section. Details and dimensions are shown on the drawings in Appendix E. CONTRACTOR shall be aware that the dimensions on the Drawings are shown as typical. CONTRACTOR shall also be aware that minimum or maximum dimensions on the Drawings or given in the Specifications are specific and are to be adhered to unless the OWNER approves changes in writing. The quantities presented in the specific site sections should be considered an estimate with a tolerance of plus or minus 15 percent. CONTRACTOR shall visit each site and determine the quantities and amounts required in performing the WORK as intended in these Specifications and on the Drawings. 1.02 PROJECT LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION A. The Star District Project area consists of approximately 281 identified abandoned mine openings or other mining features within the Star Mining District. The mine openings consist of adits, inclines, vertical shafts, exposed stopes, prospect pits, trenches, and subsidence holes. The openings occur in a wide range of sizes, configurations, and conditions. The Star District Project area is accessed by two primary routes: one from the north end of Milford, and the second from the south end of Milford. Most of those sites located in the northwest portion of the area are accessible by traveling from the north end of Milford approximately 4.5 miles west/northwest on Highway 21 and turning left on the dirt road towards the southwest as illustrated on the Project Area Map. Other sites in the area are accessed from the southern end of Milford by traveling directly west on the Beryl Milford Road that starts in Section 7 and extends directly west through Sections 12, 11, 10 and 9. Sites located towards the southern and southwestern portions of the project area can be accessed from this same road, by taking the left, southwestern, fork in the road approximately 1.5 miles west of Milford as illustrated in the Project Area Map. Access to individual mine sites within the project area is discussed in parts 1.04 and 1.05 below.

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C. The formal project boundary takes in sixteen land Sections (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10; 15, 16, 17,18, 19, 20, 21, 22) within Township 28 South, Range 11 West, SL Base Meridian. The project area encompasses approximately 16 square miles. These Sections are shown on the attached location maps (Appendix D). D. The Star District Project area is contained within the following USGS 7.5 minute Utah quadrangles:

7.5 ‘ Quad Map & Site Groups Milford, NW 5,7 Picacho Peak 7

Milford 1,2,3,4,5,6 Milford Flat 7,8,9,10,11,12

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MINE OPENING LOCATIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS A. The Star District Project area consists of approximately 281 identified abandoned mine openings or other mining features. The mine openings consist of adits, inclines, vertical shafts, exposed stopes, prospect pits, trenches, and subsidence holes. The openings occur in a wide range of sizes, configurations, and conditions. Locations, descriptions, approximate dimensions, UTM coordinates, closure methods, and map references of each mine opening (site) are provided in the table in Appendix B. Detailed locations of the sites are presented on the maps in Appendix D. Note that mine symbols may be plotted on the maps offset slightly from their true locations due to terrain interference with GPS surveys and the way the mapping software treats adit symbols.

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C. Site ID Numbers (Tag Numbers): Each mine opening or feature is identified by a unique site identification number such as 3411308HO002. The ID number consists of seven digits, two letters, and three digits. The first digit indicates the quadrant around the Salt Lake baseline and meridian (or the Uinta special meridian). Townships south and east of the SLBM are coded "4." The second and third digits indicate the township, the fourth and fifth digits indicate the range, and the sixth and seventh digits indicate the section. These numbers are followed by letters indicating the type of mine opening or feature (H = horizontal adit, I = inclined adit, V = vertical shaft, SH = subsidence hole, PR = prospect, TR = trench, PT = open pit,) and, in the case of shafts and adits, letters indicating whether the mine is open (O) or closed (C). These letters are followed by sequential numbers assigned as the openings were encountered during the field inventory. Thus, site number 4060318HO003 is the third horizontal opening (HO) inventoried in Township 6 South, Range 3 East, Section 18. The leading zeros in the sequential number part of the ID number are frequently omitted (i.e. HO3 instead of HO003). D. Identifying Sites: Sites in the field are marked two ways, with wooden stakes and steel washers. The 1"x2" wooden stakes have the full ID number written in ink. The washers are 1½" diameter and are bolted to rock with masonry anchors. They are stamped with only the opening ID, without the numbers for quadrant, township, range, and section (e.g. just "HO3"). Because of vandalism or weather, many mine ID markers are illegible or are missing altogether. Some mine features, particularly small prospects, are not marked. In a very few cases, sites have been renumbered, and ID numbers on tags may not match the ID number in these Specifications. CONTRACTOR will have to rely on the site location maps and the descriptions in Appendix B to identify mine sites. OWNER's Contract Representative will provide assistance in identifying the mine openings. 1.04 PROJECT SITE GROUPINGS A. The mine openings in the Star District Project have been organized into 12 groups based on geographical proximity and access considerations. These groups are the basis for the area detail maps in Appendix D and the site groupings in the Bid Schedule and Appendix B. The 12 groups are: Group 1 – Section 4 Mines, Group 2 – Copper King Mine, Group 3 – Rebel Mine, Group 4 – Star Range, Group 5 – Hickory Mountain, Group 6 – Harrington Hickory Mine, Group 7 – Southwest Mines, Group 8 - Vicksburg North, Group 9 – Vicksburg Mine, Group 10 - Estelle Mine, Group 11 – Maud S Mine Group 12 – Section 20 Mines.

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The descriptions that follow provide directions to reach the Common Points within or near the groups shown on the area detail maps. The detail maps can then be used to locate each individual mine site. The Common Point directions start from the north or south end of the town of Milford, Utah. B. Common Point A: Travel from Main Street and Center Street in Milford northwest 4.65 miles on Highway 21 past the reservoir and gravel pit, to the western side of Section 33 which is past milepost 72, but before passing through the foothills. Turn left onto a 2WD dirt road heading southwest then bending due south for 0.86 miles to a fork. Continue straight ahead (on the left fork to the south) toward the mine dumps at the base of the distant foothills for an additional 0.7 miles where the road turns east through the dumps to an intersection with a 4WD road from the east. This intersection is Common Point A. Common Point B: From Main and Center Street in Milford drive 4.65 miles northwest on Highway 21 to the west side of Section 33. Make a left turn off the paved road traveling southwest on a 2WD dirt road. Travel 0.86 miles, stay left at a fork, and go 0.2 miles to another fork. Continue on the fork due south another 0.68 miles to where the road intersects a trail oriented in northwest and southeast directions. Bear left and travel south/southeast an additional 0.34 miles to Common Point B. Common Point C: From Main and Center Street in Milford travel 4.65 miles heading northwest on Highway 21 to the western side of Section 33. Turn left onto a 2WD dirt road heading southwest for 0.86 miles to a fork. Take the right fork heading west an additional 1.3 miles to another fork. Take the left fork heading south for 0.19 miles to another fork. Turn left and continue on the 2WD road another 0.34 miles to a fork in the NE¼, of Section 07. This fork is near the Hickory Mine and is the location of Common Point C. Common Point D: From Main and Center Street in Milford, drive northwest on Highway 21 for 5.9 miles to the west side of the small knolls on both sides of the road and turn left heading southwest over a cattle guard onto a dirt road in the northwest corner of section 32. Continue on this main graded road for 1.4 miles and turn onto a lesser traveled two-track road heading due south. Continue south on this two-track road for 1.5 miles where a road comes in from the east. Continue south for 0.4 miles where a road from the west intersects the two-track road. The road heading west leads to the main graded road an offers an alternate route to this intersection. From this intersection continue south-southeast for 0.5 miles to a fork. This fork is Common Point D. Continue on the fork heading southeast another 0.5 miles to reach Common Point H. Common Point E: In Milford go to the intersection of 700S and Beryl Milford Road. Travel directly west along Beryl Milford Road 4.51 miles through Sections 12, 11, 10 and 9 to the Harrington-Hickory Mine. From the Harrington Hickory Mine travel south on the 2WD road 190 feet and turn right (southwest) onto a 4WD road. Continue southwest on the 4WD road for 0.19 miles where it bends toward the northwest. Continue another 0.18 miles to where the road forks. Take the left fork heading west for another 0.4 miles to a three-way intersection. This intersection is Common Point E. Common Point F: From the intersection of 700 W and Beryl Milford Road, travel directly west along Beryl Milford Road 4.5 miles through Sections 12, 11, 10 and 9 to the Harrington-Hickory Mine turnoff. Continue up and south 190 feet to a fork. Take the right fork 4WD road to the southwest another 0.12 miles to reach Common Point F. There is no visible landmark at Common Point F, which is the intersection of the 4WD road and the Section line shared by Sections 8 and 9. Common Point F is near the Burning Shame Mine. Common Point G: From the intersection of 700 W and Beryl Milford Road, travel directly west on the 2WD Beryl Milford Road 1.4 miles to an intersection. This road is paved until you pass the golf course on the north side of the road. At this intersection turn left (southwest) for another 2.55 miles (keeping the same bearing past several intersections and the power lines along the way) to the intersection in Section 16 with a dirt road that extends directly west. Take the right fork and travel 1.39 miles west through Section 16 and into Section 17 to an intersection with a 4WD drive trail extending from the southwest to the northeast. The intersection of these two roads is referred to as Common Point G. Common Point H: Common Point H is accessed from Milford by first heading to Common Point D. From Common Point D continue on the left fork 4WD road for another 0.5 miles to the southeast turning due south into Section 18. This point at the end of the 4WD road is Common Point H. Common Point I: Common Point I is accessed from Milford by first going to Common Point G. From the Common Point G intersection head southwest staying left at an intersection after 0.15 miles and coming to another intersection in 0.1 miles where you turn right heading west-northwest. Continue west for 0.2 miles

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to an intersection with roads heading north and south. Continue south for less than 0.1 miles to an intersection with a road heading due west. Turn west for 0.25 miles to a fork with roads heading northwest or west. This fork is Common Point I. Common Point J: Common Point J is accessed from the intersection of 700 W and Beryl Milford Road in the southwest corner of Milford. Travel directly west on the 2WD dirt Beryl Milford Road 1.4 miles to an intersection. Turn left (southwest) and drive 4.2 miles past several intersections, past Mollies Nipple, and through sections 15, 16, and part of section 20 to a fork. This fork is Common Point K. From Common Point K take the right fork for 0.1 miles to another fork. Take the right fork for 1.6 miles to an intersection with a well-maintained 2WD road. Continue west on the 2WD road passing a fork to the left in 0.2 miles and in another 0.2 miles coming to another fork in the southwest corner of section 19. This fork is Common Point J. Common Point K: Common Point K is accessed from the intersection of 700 W and Beryl Milford Road in the southwest corner of Milford. Travel directly west on the 2WD Beryl Milford Road 1.4 miles to a fork. Take the left fork heading southwest for 4.2 miles to a junction (past several intersections) through sections 15 and 16, and part of section 20. The road passes Mollies Nipple on the left and then passes Common Point P after 2.7 miles. The junction is Common Point K. Common Point L: To reach Common Point L, from 700 West and the Beryl Milford Road drive west along the Beryl Milford Road for 1.4 miles to a fork. Take the left fork heading southwest for 2.5 miles. You will pass the main graded road running north and south, and you will pass on the north side of Mollies Nipple and come to another fork. Continue on the left fork heading southwest for 1.1 miles to a fork with roads heading southwest or south. Take the left fork heading south for 0.3 miles to an intersection with roads heading west or southeast. This intersection is Common Point L. Common Point M: To reach Common Point M, drive west on the Beryl Milford Road from 700 W in Milford for 1.4 miles. Turn left (southwest) at a fork and drive 1.3 miles to an intersection under the high voltage power lines. Turn left (southwest) and continue parallel to the power lines for 1.37 miles (passing Mollies Nipple on the right) to an intersection with a 4WD road that wraps southwest to west. This intersection is Common Point O. Continue southwest on the 2WD road from Common Point O for 0.6 miles to an intersection with a 4WD road heading west. This intersection is Common Point N. Drive south/southwest on the 2WD road 0.65 miles to an intersection. Turn right (northwest) on a 2WD road and drive for 0.57 miles to where it becomes a 4WD road (just past an intersection with 4WD roads heading northeast and southwest). Drive northwest on the main 4WD road 0.16 miles to a fork. Take the right fork for 0.23 miles, heading northwest toward the Estelle Mine area, to an intersection with a road heading southwest onto the mine bench. This intersection is Common Point M. Common Point N: To reach Common Point M, drive west on the Beryl Milford Road from 700 W in Milford for 1.4 miles. Turn left (southwest) at a fork and drive 1.5 miles to an intersection. Turn left (southwest) and continue for 1.37 miles (passing Mollies Nipple on the right) to an intersection with a 4WD road that trends east to west. This intersection is Common Point O. Continue southwest on the 2WD road from Common Point O for 0.46 miles to an intersection with a 4WD road heading west. This intersection is Common Point N. Common Point O: To reach Common Point M, drive west on the Beryl Milford Road from 700 W in Milford for 1.4 miles. Turn left (southwest) at the fork and drive 1.5 miles to an intersection with a north-south road along the power line. Turn left (southwest) and continue for 1.37 miles (passing Mollies Nipple on the right) to a faint east-west road along the fence line north of the cattle guard. This intersection is Common Point O. Common Point P: To reach Common Point P, drive west on the Beryl Milford Road from 700 W in Milford for 1.4 miles. At this point the road intersects another dirt road heading north and south. From this intersection continue west/southwest for 1.5 miles to a fork. Take the fork heading southwest for 0.1 miles to an intersection with a road heading due north and south. The intersection with the due-south road is Common Point P.

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Common Point Q: Head northwest on Highway 21 from Milford for 3.9 miles. Turn south onto a 2WD dirt road just west of the bridge. This road runs beneath the power line. After 0.3 miles you will come to a shooting range where the road bend to the southwest. After another 0.5 miles turn left. Drive south along the base of the hillside (past one fork heading northwest) for 1.4 miles to where a faint road comes in from the west with another road coming from the east. This intersection is Common Point Q.

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PROJECT AREA ACCESS Group Locations Access instructions to each of the 12 groups are included below. Refer to the detail maps of each group for specific feature locations. The Closure Table in Appendix B summarizes key feature information including UTM coordinates, opening dimensions, and other noteworthy characteristics for each mine opening. The 12 mine opening groups and overall project area are shown on Map Sheet 1. GROUP 1 – SECTION 4 MINES There are six features to be closed in Group 1, located as shown on Map Sheet 2. To access the Group 1 features travel 3.9 miles from the Town of Milford heading northwest on Highway 21. Turn south and drive approximately 0.5 miles towards the base of the hillside, passing a shooting range, to reach a road that angles north to south along the bottom of the hills. To reach HO1, VO1 and VO2, turn north and follow a road around the northern edge of the hills and eventually around to the west side. Follow this road back to the south and up to the openings, which are 2.6 miles from Highway 21. These three openings are accessible via 4WD vehicles. To reach openings HO2, VO3, and VO4, turn south on the road that follows the base of the hillside. Opening HO2 is located part way up the slope in the first drainage (approx 0.2 miles after turning south onto this road). Several hundred yards of cross-country travel are required to access the opening. For openings VO3 and VO4, continue south along the base of the hillside for 0.9 miles to a large disturbed area on the right. The openings are located in this disturbed area, and are accessible via XC travel from the road. GROUP 2 COPPER KING MINE There are 11 features to be closed in Group 2. Detailed locations of ten of these features are shown on Map Sheet 3. Eight of the openings (05IO1 – 05IO3, 05VO1 – 05VO4, 05VO8) are accessed from Common Point A. From here, travel 0.08 miles south on the 4WD road and turn west up another 4WD that eventually becomes impassable. Four of these eight openings require several hundred yards of crosscountry travel for access. Opening 08IO3 is outside the boundary of Map Sheet 2, but the opening is shown on the Project Area Map 1. This opening is accessed by heading south from Common Point A for approximately 0.45 miles. The two remaining openings (06VO1 and 06IO1) are accessed by traveling 4.65 miles northwest from Milford on Highway 21 to the western side of Section 33 and turning left (southwest) onto a 2WD dirt road. Drive 0.86 miles to a fork in the road. Take the right fork and drive an additional 1.15 miles to the southwest into Section 6. From here, take a footpath 1,030 feet (0.2 miles) to the southeast to reach the two mine features located close together. GROUP 3 REBEL MINE There are 50 mine features to be closed in Group 3. Detailed locations of the Group 3 features are shown on Map Sheet 4. All but five of the features in this group are best accessed from Common Point Q. The mine features in Section 5 (HO1, HO2, VO5, VO6, and VO7) can be reached by roads from either Common Point B or Q. GROUP 4 STAR RANGE There are 11 features to be closed in Group 4. Detailed locations of features in this group are shown on Map 5. These openings are best accessed from Common Points E and C.

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GROUP 5 - HICKORY MOUNTAIN There are 13 mine features to be closed in Group 5. Detailed locations of the features in this group are shown on Map 6. All openings are accessible by driving south from Common Point C. GROUP 6 –HARRINGTON HICKORY MINE There are 53 features to be closed in Group 6, the Harrington Hickory Mine area. Detailed locations of the features in this group are shown on Map 7. All of the openings in this group can be accessed from Common Point F. GROUP 7 –SOUTHWEST MINES There are 61 features to be closed in Group 7. The openings in this group can be accessed from Common Points D, G, H, and I. Detailed locations of the features in this group are illustrated on Map 8. Several of the openings in the center of section 18 have difficult cross-country access. GROUP 8 - VICKSBURG NORTH There are 19 features to be closed in Group 8, the Vicksburg North Mine area. All of these openings can be accessed from Common Points O and P. Detailed locations of features in this group are illustrated on Map 9. Note that four of these features (21VO22, 23, 25, and HC2) are located in the overlap area for Groups 8 and 9. GROUP 9 - VICKSBURG MINE There are 26 features to be closed in Group 9, the Vicksburg Mine Area. All of these openings can be accessed from Common Point N. Detailed locations of features in this group are illustrated on Map 10. Note that four of the openings shown at the top of this map (21VO22, 23, 25, and HC2) are located in Group 8. GROUP 10 - ESTELLE MINE There are 15 features to be closed in Group 10, the Estelle Mine area. Access to these features is from Common Points L and M. Detailed locations of the features in this group are illustrated on Map 11. GROUP 11- MAUDE S MINE There are seven features to be closed in Group 11, the Maude S Mine Area. These features may be accessed from Common Point L. Detailed locations of features in this group are illustrated on Map 12. GROUP 12 – SECTION 20 MINES There are nine features to be closed in Group 12, the Section 20 Mines. This group is accessed from Common Point K. Detailed locations of features in this group are illustrated on Map 13. GENERAL ACCESS A. The project area is served with dirt roads and foot trails. The dirt roads have varying degrees of accessibility and upkeep. Most are not maintained. High clearance and/or four-wheel-drive vehicles are mandatory for travel in most of the project area, particularly in wet weather. Many of the mine sites are accessible only by foot. CONTRACTOR shall select from a pre-determined number of staging areas identified in the specifications and secure all necessary permits, including camping permits, from the applicable land management agency. Routes on the maps in Appendix D are symbolized as Paved, 2WD, 4WD, ATV, and Walking Route. Roads symbolized as Paved or 2WD are maintained and should be passable to all types of vehicles in all weather. Roads symbolized as 4WD are wide enough for a standard truck or SUV, but may have ruts, gully crossings, or other obstacles requiring high clearance and/or four-wheel-drive. Roads symbolized as ATV are too narrow, too steep, or too rocky for full sized vehicles but are suitable for ATV's. Some ATV

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roads may be also suitable for tracked equipment. Routes symbolized as Walking Routes are too steep, narrow, washed out, or boulder strewn for vehicles, although some may be passable to single-track vehicles (dirt bikes). Some Walking Routes may be passable to tracked equipment traveling cross-country. C. Vehicle travel on some roads is subject to restrictions (see Part 2.07 below).

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LAND STATUS A. The Star District Project area contains land owned or controlled by several parties. OWNER is responsible for obtaining the necessary rights of entry to perform the reclamation work. OWNER will have maps showing boundaries of property tracts available during construction for consultation. Approximately 281 mine openings were identified for closure in the project area. Approximately 137 of the 281 mine openings scheduled for closure occur on public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). These include openings on unpatented mining claims and on other public land. For more information, contact: Ed Ginouves, Geologist Cedar City Field Office Bureau of Land Management 176 East DL Sargent Drive Cedar City, Utah 84720 (435) 865-3040 D. Three of the 281 mine openings occur on state land administered by the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA). These openings in Group 8, Vicksburg North, are 3281116HO001, 3281116VO001, and 3281116VO002. All three of these SITLA openings are proposed for closure. E. F. The remaining 141 mine openings are on private land held by a number of different interests. At time of project bidding, OWNER will either have: 1) written landowner consent for right of entry for each of the 141 openings on private land scheduled for closure or the landowner or 2) written landowner denial of entry with landowner acknowledgment of personal liability for the identified abandoned mine hazards. Owners of most of the remaining sites have indicated their intent but have not provided written consent. OWNER anticipates having all private land written rights of entry in place by the time the Notice to Proceed is issued. CONTRACTOR shall not perform WORK on any site until OWNER has obtained landowner consent for that site.

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G. CONTRACTOR shall not perform WORK on sites on BLM administered land until OWNER has obtained authorization from BLM (expected prior to Notice to Proceed). PART 2 - SPECIAL CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS 2.01 CULTURAL RESOURCE PROTECTION A. The Star District Project area has a number of mine openings contributing to the eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. All reclamation activities shall be conducted in a manner sensitive to the historic values and resources found in the area. CONTRACTOR shall ensure that all construction crewmembers are aware of the cultural sensitivity of the area and the cultural resource protection requirements. While features such as cabins, headframes, and ore chutes are obviously important, many of the historically important features present in the project area are not readily apparent. For example, ore sorting areas may appear simply as a patch of differently colored rock on a dump. Much of what is significant at these mines might typically be dismissed as "trash" somewhere else. Often, the mine opening itself, or cribbing within an opening, is important and needs to be treated appropriately.

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C. Access improvement, excavation, and other ground disturbing activities shall be limited to the minimum necessary to achieve the goals of the WORK. Alteration or removal of structures or structural elements of mine openings, such as props, lagging, cribbing, retaining walls, foundations, and doorways shall be limited

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to the minimum necessary to safely and effectively install the closure. Any such alteration shall be planned in consultation with and executed as directed by the OWNER. D. One of the key features of the project area that makes the Mining District historically important is its surviving "historic landscape", the overall appearance of the terrain dotted with mine dumps and workings offering a glimpse of the past. To preserve this historic appearance, when possible mine dumps used as a source of backfill shall be excavated in a way that maintains the outer lines and grades of the dump. This can be done by uniformly removing material from all surfaces, by removing material from the top down, by slightly "hollowing out" the dump, or by removing one lobe of a multi-lobed dump. The idea is to avoid leaving the dump with an uneven, gouged look. E. Removal of historic or prehistoric artifacts or rock specimens is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, bottles, bottle fragments, china and glass fragments, tools, tin cans, buckets, pipe, wire, nails, spikes, bolts, track, machinery, ore cars, vehicles, lumber and other wood, arrowheads and other stone tools, ore samples, petrified wood, and fossils. CONTRACTOR shall stop work and notify OWNER immediately if human burial remains are discovered.

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BAT CONSERVATION A. OWNER has performed surveys to determine which mines are used for bat habitat. Where bats are present in a mine, they will be excluded from the mine prior to installing airtight closures (see Section 0250, Part 3.01.F). Sites requiring exclusion prior to closure are indicated in Appendix B. The length of the exclusion period may be reduced from one week to three fair weather days with OWNER's approval. Rainy or cold weather inhibits bat activity and will increase the length of the exclusion accordingly, up to the one week maximum.

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C. The heavy recreational use of the project area increases the possibility that vandals may damage or remove the chicken wire seals during the exclusion period. If this occurs, all damaged seals shall be replaced and the exclusion period(s) restarted. D. The exclusion process is effective only in warm seasons when bats are active. To prevent entombing hibernating bats, sites indicated in Appendix B as requiring exclusion prior to closure shall not be closed during the cold season (from October 31 to March 31). Closure of these sites shall be postponed to the following warm season. Cold season closures may be performed following an internal inspection for hibernating bats. Internal inspections shall be performed by the OWNER and are subject to the availability of the OWNER's bat inspection team. E. F. Vertical shafts covered with chicken wire for bat exclusion shall be flagged with warning tape. One bat species designated as a species of special concern due to limited population and limited specialized habitat occurs in the project area. This is the Townsends’ big-eared bat. If these bats are encountered, WORK may be stopped or rescheduled in that area, pending consultation with wildlife authorities.

2.03

BIRD CONSERVATION A. A number of state and federal laws or policies protect several bird species. CONTRACTOR shall avoid or minimize disturbance to protected birds as outlined in this section. Generally this is done by scheduling work to avoid sensitive breeding activity and by minimizing habitat disturbance. During spring nesting and fledging (January 15 to August 31) OWNER will perform line-of-site visual surveys for raptor nests in the vicinity of the mine sites. If nests are found, CONTRACTOR shall reschedule work at those sites until after August 31.

B.

H. Two bird species designated as threatened and protected under the Endangered Species Act may occur in the project area, although it is extremely unlikely. They are the bald eagle and ferruginous hawk. Should either of these birds be sighted, WORK may be stopped or rescheduled in that area, pending consultation with wildlife authorities.

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2.04

RARE PLANT CONSERVATION A. There are no known threatened or endangered plant species occurring within the project area.

2.05

LAND PROTECTION A. Trash, containers, wrappings, empty mortar and concrete mix bags, concrete block fragments, rebar cuttings, welding rod scraps, waste PUF, pallets, water jugs, buckets, broken tools, discarded materials, food wrappers, beverage containers, paper towels, and other such litter generated by the reclamation activities shall be kept contained during construction and shall be cleaned up and removed from the site upon completion. CONTRACTOR shall exercise care with open flames when welding or cutting to avoid starting range fires. CONTRACTOR shall submit a written range fire prevention and fire response plan to OWNER at the start of construction.

B.

C. CONTRACTOR shall be responsible to reimburse landowners or lease holders for livestock or other property lost, injured, or damaged by CONTRACTOR's operations on access roads. 2.06 FIRE PREVENTION AND CONTROL A. CONTRACTOR shall submit a written range fire prevention and fire response plan to OWNER at the start of construction. B. CONTRACTOR shall exercise care with open flames and sparks when welding or cutting to avoid starting range fires or igniting mine timbers or wooden mine structures (shaft collar cribbing, headframes, etc.). Lifts of PUF shall be given adequate time for the reaction heat to dissipate to avoid excessive heat build-up within the foam. C. CONTRACTOR shall call 911 or notify the Interagency Fire Center (435-865-4600) immediately in the event of a fire. Callers should be able to relay the location and status of the fire. D. In the event of a fire, personal safety is the first priority. CONTRACTOR shall initiate fire suppression to the extent that it can be done safely. If a fire spreads beyond the capability of the workers and available tools, crews shall cease suppression and evacuate the area on previously identified routes. E. CONTRACTOR shall comply with all federal, state, or local rules and regulations regarding the use, prevention, and suppression of fires, including any fire prevention orders that may be in effect. CONTRACTOR may be held liable for the costs of fire suppression, stabilization, and rehabilitation. F. Vehicles and equipment shall be equipped with shovels, water, and fire extinguishers with a minimum rating of ABC –10 pounds. Internal and external combustion engines shall be equipped with properly maintained, unmodified spark arresters (see 36 CFR 261.52). 2.07 ACCESS RESTRICTIONS A. Vehicles shall stay on existing roadways as much as possible and avoid cross-country trips across undisturbed areas except where necessary. CONTRACTOR shall select from a pre-determined number of staging areas identified in the specifications and secure all necessary permits, including camping permits, from the applicable land management agency.

B.

2.08

WORKER HEALTH AND SAFETY A. The CONTRACTOR shall comply with all applicable standards of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published in "Safety and Health Standards Applicable to Underground Metal and Nonmetal Mining and Milling Operations" (30 CFR Part 57), in particular sections 57.5037 through 57.5047. Rodents often nest in abandoned mines and leave accumulations of droppings and nest debris. In theory, these nests and droppings could host the potentially lethal Hantavirus, although no mine closure work has

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ever been linked to a case of Hantavirus. As a precaution, workers should avoid stirring up dust or rodent droppings in mines and use standard hygiene and sanitation practices (washing before eating, etc.). Workers are encouraged to learn to recognize the symptoms of Hantavirus infection and seek proper medical attention if indicated. C. The heavy reliance on manual labor for this project and the steep, rugged terrain increase the probability of orthopedic and trauma injuries. Standard safety gear (hard hat, steel-toed shoes) is required for all personnel. Fatigue, heat stress, and dehydration are inherent medical risks of heavy manual labor in desert environments. Frostbite and hypothermia are risks of winter work. Workers should take appropriate precautions for the site conditions. D. CONTRACTOR is required to hold regular safety meetings and is encouraged to have a response plan in place in the event of accidents, personal injury, animal bites, or other medical emergency. E. All of Beaver County is covered by 911 emergency telephone service, but the project area has limited reliable cell phone coverage.

PART 3 - EXECUTION 3.01 WORK REQUIRED AT ALL SITES The following WORK shall be performed at the sites: A. Improve access to the site along the routes described to the degree required to conduct the WORK. All access improvement shall be performed in accordance with Section 0230, Access Improvement. Where access has been created, the access shall be closed following construction in accordance with Section 0230: Access Improvement. Access grading shall be in accordance with Section 0270: Site Grading/Earthwork. Items specifically identified for demolition shall be demolished and disposed of in accordance with Section 0240: Demolition and Clean-up.

B.

C. Trash and debris created during construction shall be removed and disposed of in accordance with Section 0240: Demolition and Clean-up. D. Mine openings and subsidence holes shall be sealed or closed in accordance with the mine closure method identified for the specific site as specified in this Section and in accordance with Section 0250: Mine Closures, and Section 0253: Bat Gate and Shaft Grate Installation, and as shown on the Technical Specification Design Drawings in Appendix E. E. Site grading and earthwork required shall be performed in accordance with Section 0270: Grading/Earthwork. Site

F.

CONTRACTOR shall finish all openings reclaimed by the backfill closure method by mounding the collar and/or building berms or ditches as appropriate for each site. The purpose of the mounds, ditches or berms is to divert runoff around the edge of the backfill to keep drainage from contributing to deterioration and saturation of the fill. Typical details for mounds, berms and ditches are described in Section 0250: Mine Closures, and are shown on the Technical Specification Design Drawings in Appendix E.

G. CONTRACTOR shall clear any timber or debris caught in the upper portion of vertical openings that may cause bridging of the backfill. Likewise, any timber or debris that will interfere with backfilling adits shall also be cleared. Timbers and debris removed from mine openings will be left on site. H. The location of backfill material for each site is the adjacent or nearby dump, unless specified otherwise in Appendix B, Mine Closure Schedule, or as directed by the OWNER. Adjacent or nearby dumps will be used prior to use of natural soil material. Where existing dumps do not contain adequate material to backfill the open mine site, it is assumed for revegetation purposes that one foot of material over an appropriately sized area will be used to meet the backfill requirements. I. Finished grading of backfill pursuant to Sections 0250: Mine Closures; Section 0270: Site Grading/Earthwork; and this Section 0300: Specific Site Requirements will be completed prior to

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completion of the CONTRACT. For all sites where revegetation is planned (See Appendix B), the revegetation shall be performed in accordance with Section 0290: Revegetation. J. K. Rights of Entry from the Landowners have been obtained on all the sites contained in the WORK. CONTRACTOR shall protect any pipelines within the project area during construction activities. If access requires crossing any pipeline, the pipeline will be adequately protected to avoid any potential damage to the pipeline.

3.02

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULING A. Notice to proceed with construction is contingent upon OWNER receiving authorizations from the BLM and from the U.S. Office of Surface Mining. OWNER expects both authorizations to be in place by the bid date. However, if either is lacking, WORK will be postponed accordingly. Work Priorities: The proposed start of construction is in the Spring-Summer construction season, however, it may not be possible to complete all of the WORK before the onset or return of adverse winter weather. CONTRACTOR shall organize the execution of the WORK to reflect priorities for completion.

B.

C. Most of the site reclamation for the Star District Project is not weather dependent. It is conceivable that the project work will be suspended for the winter because of the late season start date. The CONTRACTOR shall account for this potential shutdown within the mobilization/demobilization cost. The mine closure costs quoted on the bid schedule apply for the duration of the reclamation. The start-up date for resumption of WORK suspended due to adverse weather or other conditions will be determined by OWNER in consultation with CONTRACTOR and will depend upon the nature of the uncompleted WORK.

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APPENDIX F
Revegetation Seed Mix Star Project Seed Mix Common Name GRASSES Crested wheatgrass Russian wildrye Indian ricegrass Sand Dropseed Needle and Thread FORBES Palmer penstemon Blue flax Alfalfa Yellow sweetclover SHRUBS Sagebrush Four-wing salt bush Rubber rabbitbrush Forage kochia Scientific name Agropyron cristatum Elymus junceus Oryzopsis hymenoides Sporobolus cyptandrus Stipa comata Penstemon palmeri Linum lewisii Medicago sativa Melilotus officinalis Artemisia tridentata tridentata Atriplex canescens Ericameria nauseosa Kochia prostrata TOTAL Preferred Variety Pounds PLS/Acre 4 4 4 0.1 1.0 2 2 1 1 ½ 2 ½ 1 23.1

Bromar

The planting rate indicated (pounds PLS/acre) is for broadcast seeding. (PLS= Pure Live Seed) Because packaged seed contains nonviable seed, chaff, and other inert materials in addition to live seed, the actual application rate of total seed material will be greater than 24 pounds per acre. Seed Mix Quantity Estimate 28 estimated acres @ 23.1 lbs PLS/acre = 51.1 lbs PLS mix required.

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APPENDIX G
Standard Operating Procedures The following standard operating procedures would be utilized to minimize the risk to human health and safety and to minimize the impacts to resources potentially affected by the project. All stipulations listed in the Division of Oil, Gas and Mining Contract Specifications under “General Conditions” would be adhered to. Health and Safety The mine reclamation work can present short-term risks to workers. The Agencies have identified a number of work conditions designed to reduce the risk of injury during reclamation. Some of the applicable work stipulations would include: 1. A Safety Plan and Job Hazard Analysis would be developed and become part of the project record. 2. No person would be permitted to enter a mine opening without being under direction of the Certified Person who holds Fire Boss Papers and who is trained in health and safety and response procedures and only after explosive and toxic gas levels have been checked. 3. Rapid communication procedures would be established for immediate contact with the closest available medical response facilities. Reclamation supervisors would be trained in emergency response procedures. 4. Temporary barriers, signs, and security devices would be erected to ensure the safety of contract personnel, and other persons at the work sites. 5. An adequate water supply system would be in place for dust suppression. 6. Work would occur only during daylight hours. 7. Work would stop and appropriate personnel immediately notified if an accident occurs or a hazard is discovered that threatens the safety of workers or the public. Air Quality 1. Operations that would produce dust would be conducted in accordance with a Utah Division of Air Quality approved dust control plan. This plan at a minimum would require watering of exposed areas and roads. 2. Low travel speeds would be enforced during operations to limit the amount of particulate matter that becomes airborne. 3. Workers would be required to use OSHA-approved dust respirators in areas where dust would be generated by operations.

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Cultural Resources Operations would be conducted in accordance with the Construction Specifications developed based on the survey results. Biological Resources 1. To prevent the spread of noxious weeds, earth-moving equipment would be washed thoroughly with a high-pressure sprayer prior to entering the project area. Noxious weed populations that could be the result of mine reclamation activities would be eradicated by BLM immediately upon discovery. 2. Native plant species would be used in the reclamation and revegetation of disturbed areas. 3. Snags (standing dead trees) would be maintained where possible. 4. Bats will be excluded from mine openings where they are present and it is determined that bat gates are inappropriate due to geotechnical instability of the opening or radiation levels. Exclusion is conducted during the warm season by covering the mine opening with chicken wire for 7 days immediately prior to closure. The wire allows bats to exit the mine but the bats do not return to the mine through the wire. 5. Species-specific stipulations that may be affected by the proposed action. Visual Resources 1. Rocks and trees would be retained within reclaimed areas. 2. Native plant species would be utilized in revegetation. 3. The edges of reclaimed areas would be feathered and thinned. 4. Reclaimed slopes would be rounded and/or warped or bent to match existing land forms and furrowed within limits specified for protecting cultural resources. 5. Recontoured mine waste dumps would be roughened using the extreme roughening technique if appropriate. If hand backfill is the method of closure, roughening would be accomplished by hand raking. 6. Brush, rock, and vegetative debris would be scattered by hand or machine over reclaimed areas where available without additional surface disturbance. Hazardous Materials and/or waste Equipment, fuels, and other chemicals would be properly stored to minimize the potential for spills to enter surface waters. Secondary containment would be provided for all containers stored on site.

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Fire 1. Work will be conducted such to prevent ignition of wild fires. All equipment will be equipped with spark arresters. 2. In the case of a fire, suppression will be initiated if it can be safely performed. Contractor will have on site sufficient fire fighting resources including excess water available, fire extinguishers, and hand tools in order to be able to immediately respond to wild fires. 3. All fires will be immediately reported to the Northern Utah Interagency Fire Center (801-908-1900), Beaver County Fire Dispatch (435-882-5600) or by dialing 911.

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