The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Carbon Basin Coal Project was released to the public on January 8, 1999. This document considered and evaluated the impacts of issuing the proposed Elk Mountain/Saddleback Hills competitive coal lease (WYW139975) under the provisions of 43 CFR 3425.1, as a lease by application (LBA). The area proposed for mining is a mixture of private, state, and federal surface and coal estates. If the applicant, Ark Land Company, is the successful bidder, they propose to mine surface and underground federal coal reserves along with their privately-owned coal to make an efficient and economical mining unit.
United States Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management, "Record of Decision Carbon Basin Coal Project" (1999). Record of Decisions (WY). Paper 12.