PUBLIC NOTICE Trapper Mining Inc.,

81626 | 07/10/2020 | Ad id: 8-0000599114-01


Trapper Mining Inc., P.O. Box 187, Craig, CO 81626 (CDRMS Permit No. C-1981-010, approved 11/29/17), intends to request release of Phase I bond liability on 298.3 acres of its reclaimed mine lands. A surety bond in the amount of $30,500,000.00 is presently in place. No reduction in the amount of the bond is sought with this bond release application.

Those portions of the mine for which Phase I bond release liability is requested were reclaimed from 2017 to 2019 and have been backfilled and regraded, with controlled drainages constructed, retopsoiled and reseeded in accordance with CDRMS regulations. A perennial native grass/forb/mountain shrub community will be established to achieve the post-mining land use of rangeland.

This information is being proposed as bond release request SL-21. All reviews and comment periods as provided in the Act and Regulations promulgated thereunder initiate from this date of filing. Trapper Mine is located 6½ miles south of Craig, Colorado. The specific area to which this proposed bond release request applies is:

T5N, R90W Portions of Sections 5 and 6.
T6N, R90W Portions of Sections 31 and 32.
T6N, R91W Portion of Section 36.

The Castor Gulch USGS 7.5-minute quadrangle map contains the location of the affected area. Written comments or objections or requests for public hearing or informal conference concerning this bond release application may be submitted to, and additional information obtained from, the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety, 215 Centennial Bldg., 1313 Sherman St., Denver CO 80203, (303) 866-3567. The Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety must receive comments within 30 days of the last publication of this notice or within 30 days of the onsite inspection, whichever is later. Published in the Craig Daily Press on July 10 thru 31, 2020.

The mailing address for Trapper Mine is: Forrest V. Luke
Environmental Manager
Trapper Mining Inc.
P.O. Box 187
Craig CO 81626

Published in the Craig Press on July 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2020. 0000599114