Natural Soda seeks expansion

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management is now seeking public comments concerning a proposed sodium bicarbonate plant expansion 37 miles southwest of Meeker.

Rifle-based Natural Soda Inc. plans to expand its Piceance Creek Basin processing facility to accommodate doubling its current 250,000 tons per-year production. Expansion would involve additional surface disturbance and future wells to feed the production increase. The proposed expansion would involve 20 acres of surface disturbance and add 30 full-time employees to its payroll over the next four years.
The BLM will accept public comments for 14 days during the scoping period as it prepares an Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate the proposed expansion. Natural Soda’s proposal and maps showing the location of the expansion are available on the BLM White River Field Office website at: on.doi.gov/1u0oyV1. Public comments regarding this proposal will be most helpful to the BLM if received by Dec 21. Written comments can be mailed to the White River Field Office, 220 E. Market St., Meeker, Colo. 81641. Comments can also be submitted via email to pdaggett@blm.gov. General questions can be directed to Paul Daggett at 970-878-3819 in Meeker.
Before including your address, phone number, email address, or any other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While individuals may request BLM to withhold personal identifying information from public view, the BLM cannot guarantee it will be able to do so.