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September 1, 2022



NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO AMEND SOURCE MATERIAL LICENSE – STRATA ENERGY, INC.

Public Notice

Strata Energy, Inc. of Oshoto, Wyoming has applied for an amendment of its Source Material License (WYSUA-1601, Amendment 11) from the Land Quality Division of the Department of Environmental Quality. The license area for the mining of uranium is located in: all or parts of Sections 7, 17, 18 and 19 of Township 53 North, Range 67 West and all or parts of Sections 12, 13, and 24 of Township 53 North, Range 68 West, Crook County, Wyoming. The Ross ISR Project is approximately 23 miles north of Moorcroft, Wyoming and within the upper reaches of the Little Missouri River drainage. This area can be found on the Oshoto USGS 7.5’ Topographic Quadrangle Map of Crook County, Wyoming. The mining operation began in December 2015 and is estimated to continue until 2033. The land, after mining, will be returned to grazing, agriculture (crop production), and industrial uses. The amendment includes modifications to License WYSUA-1601 to allow the use of retention ponds for liquid source material and associated solids at the Ross ISR Project.

The Department of Environmental Quality has issued an initial draft decision to approve the license amendment application. Information regarding this initial draft decision and the application may be reviewed in the office of the Land Quality Division of the Department of Environmental Quality in Cheyenne, Wyoming, or the Crook County Clerk’s Office, Sundance, Wyoming. A revised application with track changes/track bars identifying all proposed changes is included with the amendment application available for public viewing along with the initial draft decision. Written comments or objections to the proposed license amendment must be received by the Administrator of the Land Quality Division of the Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th Street, Suite 10, Cheyenne, WY 82002, before the close of business, October 8, 2022. Objections may also be submitted by the same deadline via the Land Quality Division’s electronic comment portal at http://lq.wyomingdeq.commentinput.com/. Only the amendment is open for public review. If an objection specifically requests a public hearing with the Department and is found to be made by an aggrieved party as defined in W.S. §35-11-103(a)(vii), a public hearing shall be held after the final date for filing objections. The Wyoming Oil and Gas Commission will be mailed a copy of the application mine plan map as required in W.S. §35-11-406(j).

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