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Pond Expansion Project

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30 Dec. 2011

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Great Salt Lake Minerals Corporation (GSL Minerals) currently operates approximately 47,000 acres of evaporative ponds located on the east and west shores of the Great Salt Lake. A 25,000-acre evaporation facility is located on the west shore of the North Arm of the Great Salt Lake and a 22,000-acre evaporation facility is located on the east shore of the Bear River Bay. The company draws naturally occurring brine from the lake into shallow ponds and allows solar evaporation to produce sulfate of potash, as well as salt and magnesium chloride minerals. Sulfate of potash is a specialty fertilizer that improves the yield and quality of high-value crops such as fruits, vegetables, tea, tree nuts and turf grasses. The GSL Minerals facility has operated on the lake for 40 years.

The overall project purpose is to increase production/output of organically certified potassium sulfate to help meet the increasing demand for this type of fertilizer. The applicant believes there is a need to increase production of potassium sulfate in order to maintain its market share over the next 50 years. The proposed expansion would add approximately 75,000 acres of solar evaporative ponds, impacting waters of the United States, including wetlands, and reduce the need to import raw potassium from other sources. The EIS will address impacts such as wildlife habitat, water quality, Great Salt Lake water elevations, wetlands, hydrology, cultural resources, transportation, endangered species and industry.

SCHEDULE:

EIS Milestones  Date
Publish Notice of Intent to Prepare EIS Jun. 10, 2009
Hold Scoping Public Meeting Jun. 4-24, 2009
Publish Notice of Availability and Issue Draft EIS
Hold DEIS Public Meeting
Publish Notice of Availability and Issue Final EIS
Complete Record of Decision

 

CONTACT:

Project manager: Media/Press Inquiries:
Lisa Gibson, Project Manager John R. Prettyman, Public Affairs Office
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District
1325 J Street, Room 1350 1325 J Street, Room 1430
Sacramento, California 95814-2922 Sacramento, California 95814-2922
Phone: (916) 557-5250 Phone: (916) 557-6940
Email: lisa.m.gibson2@usace.army.mil Email: john.r.prettyman@usace.army.mil