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The Alton Development Company Coal Mine (Alton Coal) is operating a coal mine 30 miles south of Panguitch, Utah, 12 miles southwest of Bryce Canyon National Park, and 25 miles northeast Zion National Park. They are proposing to expand the mine onto leased federal land. A draft Environmental Impact Statement has been developed and is under review by the Bureau of Land Management.
The air quality permit for this project has been approved. Following the public process, all submitted comments were reviewed and considered during the final drafting of the permit.
For questions or more information contact Jon Black.
Alton has completed the purchase of its air monitors and has placed them as specified.
DEQ recognizes that the close proximity of Alton Coal mine to some of Utah's premier National and State Parks raises questions about visibility and air quality. DEQ is committed to assuring that the permit will protect these values while respecting the rules and regulations that define this process.
For more information on our work on National Park Visibility, see our Regional Haze State Implementation Plan.