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November 22, 2014

Uranium Leasing Program Mitigation Action Plan

DOE LM issued the Final Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0472) in March 2014 and issued the associated Record of Decision (ROD) on May 6, 2014; the ROD was published in the Federal Register on May 12, 2014. The Mitigation Action Plan addresses the mitigation commitments in the ROD.

The Mitigation Action Plan is available on DOE LM's website.

May 12, 2014

Record of Decision for the ULP PEIS Published

The Record of Decision for the ULP PEIS has been published in the Federal Register on May 12, 2014.

PDF Record of Decision for the Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (191 KB)

March 21, 2014

Final Uranium Leasing Program PEIS Issued

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM) has issued the Final Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Final ULP PEIS), and it is available for viewing/download under PEIS Documents. In addition, a copy of the Final PEIS may be requested through the Final ULP PEIS Order Form.

PDF Notice of Availability of the Final Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, March 21, 2014 (191 KB)
PDF News Release: DOE Evaluates Environmental Impacts of Uranium Mining on Government Land in Western Colorado, March 21, 2014 (37 KB)

July 23, 2013

Public Comments on the Draft ULP PEIS Available

Public comments received on the Draft Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement are now available for viewing. Comments are organized by the format of submission on the Draft PEIS Comments page.

July 2, 2013

Draft ULP PEIS Public Comment Period Closed

The public comment period on the Draft Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement is now closed. The public comment period began March 15, 2013, and was open through July 1, 2013.

May 30, 2013

Re-Opening of Public Comment Period for the Draft Uranium Leasing Program PEIS

The U.S. Department of Energy is re-opening the public comment period for the Draft Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Draft ULP PEIS). The public comment period, which will now close on July 1, 2013, is being re-opened in response to a public request for additional review time.

April 18, 2013

Draft Uranium Leasing Program PEIS Public Comment Period Extended

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is extending the public comment period for the Draft Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Draft ULP PEIS). The public comment period for the Draft ULP PEIS has now been extended to close on May 31, 2013.

March 15, 2013

Draft Uranium Leasing Program PEIS Issued

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued the Draft Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Draft ULP PEIS) for public review and comment, and it is available for browsing/download under PEIS Documents. In addition, a copy of the Draft PEIS may be requested through the Draft ULP PEIS Order Form.

Information about the public comment process is available on Getting Involved. The dates, times, and locations of public hearings on the Draft ULP PEIS are also available.

February 14, 2013

Preorder the Draft Uranium Leasing Program PEIS

The Draft Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (ULP PEIS) has not yet been issued, but copies of the Draft PEIS may be requested through the Draft ULP PEIS Order Form. Please note that copies will not be mailed until the Draft PEIS has been issued, and the Draft PEIS will be available for download on this website once it is issued.

December 7, 2011

ULP PEIS Public Scoping Meeting Transcripts Available

The transcripts for the public scoping meetings on the NOI for the Draft ULP PEIS are now available for download from the Public Scoping Meetings page. The transcripts contain the DOE overview presentation and oral comments given by the public at the public scoping meetings.

September 10, 2011

ULP PEIS Public Scoping Comment Period Closed

The public scoping comment period for the Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (ULP PEIS) is now closed. Public comments on the scope for the ULP PEIS were accepted from June 21, 2011 through September 9, 2011.

August 5, 2011

ULP PEIS Public Scoping Meetings Start Next Week

The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Legacy Management, will hold public scoping meetings to invite public comments on the scope of the Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement in the four cities and dates indicated below. All meetings will be held from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

  • Montrose, CO – August 8, 2011
  • Telluride, CO – August 9, 2011
  • Naturita, CO – August 10, 2011
  • Monticello, UT – August 11, 2011

The public is encouraged to participate in the scoping meetings. Registration to speak at the meetings is currently open through the Public Meetings page. Registration through this website will close 24 hours prior to each meeting. Participants may also register to speak at the public meetings. Speakers will be recognized in order as registered.

More information about each meeting is available on the Public Meetings page.


July 21, 2011

Supplement to the Notice of Intent Issued

A Supplement to the NOI has been issued. This supplement announces public scoping meeting dates, times, and locations and also extends the public scoping period to September 9, 2011. The public scoping period started on June 21, 2011 when the NOI was issued and was to close by August 22, 2011.

PDF Notice of Public Scoping Meetings and Extension of Scoping Period for the U.S. Department of Energy Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, July 21, 2011 (176 KB)

July 21, 2011

Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Information Center Web Site Launched

The Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Information Center Web site was launched on July 21, 2011. This Web site is the online center for public information and involvement in the Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (ULP PEIS).

The United States Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Legacy Management (LM), will prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for the Uranium Leasing Program (ULP). The PEIS will evaluate potential alternatives involving leases for the ULP.