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Final Environmental Impact Statement Issued For Proposed Uinta Basin Railway in Carbon, Duchesne, Uintah, and Utah Counties, Utah

08/06/2021 (Friday) [PDF Version]
No. 21-33

Michael Booth
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The Surface Transportation Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis today issued a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in Docket No. FD 36284 for the proposed Uinta Basin Railway in Carbon, Duchesne, Uintah, and Utah Counties, Utah.

The Seven County Infrastructure Coalition (Coalition) is seeking Board authority to construct and operate the proposed rail line, which would extend approximately 85 miles from two terminus points in the Uinta Basin near South Myton Bench and Leland Bench to an existing Union Pacific Railroad Company rail line near Kyune, Utah.  OEA issued a Draft EIS in this proceeding on October 30, 2020 for public review and comment.  The public comment period ended on February 12, 2021.

The Final EIS responds to comments received on the Draft EIS, recommends the Whitmore Park Alternative as the environmentally preferred alternative, and sets forth OEA’s final recommended mitigation measures.  To view the Final EIS, click here.

Please note that changes to the Draft EIS are shown in blue in the Final EIS.