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6 e? <br />r? <br />Department of Energy <br />it Office of Legacy Management <br />October 19, 2009 <br />RECEIVED <br />OCT 21 2009 <br />GRAND JUN01I-JN iz_LD OFFICE <br />DIVISION OF <br />RECLAMATION MINING & SAFETY <br />OLM-SRS-2009-150 <br />Mr. Dick White, Vice President+ <br />Exploration Colorado/Utah Operations <br />Energy Fuels Resources Corporation OCT 2 6 ,2009 <br />44 Union Boulevard, Suite 600 DNMim of Rec*rta 000, <br />Lakewood, CO 80228 MW ft and Safety <br />Subject: Approval of Exploration Plan Submitted for DOE Lease Tract C-G-26 <br />P_a,,o9- oa7 <br />Dear Mr. White: <br />The "Exploration Plan-First Phase of Drilling" (Plan) for U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) <br />Lease Tract C-G-26 (proposing 6 holes), submitted by Energy Fuels Resources Corporation <br />(EFRC) on August 22, 2009, has been reviewed by DOE and its contractor in accordance with <br />the Uranium Leasing Program Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment, the Lease <br />Agreement, and the National Environmental Policy Act. The Plan is hereby approved as <br />submitted, subject to the following stipulations: <br />1) Existing roads shall be improved only to the extent necessary to allow proper access of <br />the required equipment. <br />2) Access to proposed drill site 26-09-A shall be constructed with as little `dozing' of soils <br />as possible. Additionally, the drainage adjacent to the drill site shall be maintained in its <br />current configuration and no materials shall be allowed to enter the drainage. <br />3) Bulk drill cuttings shall be backfilled into the drill hole, ensuring that all cuttings <br />exhibiting elevated radiological readings are placed back in the drill hole at depth. <br />Residual drill cuttings shall be scattered and blended with existing surface soil materials. <br />Polyurethane foam may be used instead of concrete to permanently plug the hole. <br />4) During wet weather, when excessive damage can be caused by vehicle traffic, activities <br />shall cease until conditions improve. <br />5) All activities associated with this Plan, including the reclamation and reseeding of <br />disturbed areas shall be completed by November 30, 2009. The enclosed seed mixture <br />shall be used during reclamation. <br />6) All personnel working on the proposed exploration activities shall be made aware of the <br />stipulations set forth in this letter, and those set forth in the Lease Agreement. <br />7) EFRC personnel shall provide DOE with a proposed schedule for the completion of the <br />approved activities. <br />2597 B 3/4 Road, Grand Junction, CO 81503 ? 3600 Collins Ferry Road, Morgantown, WV 26505 <br />1000 Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, DC 20585 ? 11025 Dover St., Suite 1000, Westminster, CO 80021 <br />10995 Hamilton-Cleves Highway, Harrison, OH 45030 ? 955 Mound Road, Miamisburg, OH 45342 <br />232 Energy Way, N. Las Vegas, NV 89030 ? <br />REPLY TO: Westminster, CO Office