Comments sought on soda plant expansion

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

Natural Soda Inc.’s planned expansion of the Piceance Creek Basin processing facility would double its current 250,000 tons per-year production and add 30 full-time employees over the next four years.
The proposed plant expansion would involve 20 acres of surface disturbance as well as drilling and construction of new recovery wells.
The agency will now accept public comments for 14 days on a preliminary Environmental Assessment that evaluates the proposed expansion. The preliminary EA, which includes Natural Soda’s proposal and maps, and the draft Finding of No Significant Impact are available on the BLM White River Field Office website at:
Public comments regarding this proposal will be most helpful to the BLM if received by March 30. Written comments can be mailed to the White River Field Office, 220 E. Market Street, Meeker, Colo. 81641. Comments can also be submitted via email to
General questions can be directed to Paul Daggett at 970-878-3819.
Before including any personal identifying information in your comment, be aware that your entire comment, including personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time.