Lori Lusty // J.R. Simplot Company

2020 is Great! Permitting Update for the J.R. Simplot Company

2020 has been a very productive permitting year for the J.R. Simplot Company. Lori will briefly describe the 12-year process that resulted in a records of decision (RODs) for the Dairy Syncline mine which includes a Forest Service land exchange, a BLM land sale, and approval of a 30-year mine plan. BLM and Forest Service RODs were also issued for the East Smoky mine expansion at Smoky Canyon. Most recently a ROD for a BLM land exchange adjacent to the Don Plant in Pocatello was issued to facilitate continued processing of the phosphate ore to agricultural input products.


About the Presenter

Lori Lusty is entering her 30th year with the J.R. Simplot Company, with the last 20 years focused upon mine permitting and remediation of historic mine sites. Lori has managed five environmental impact statements (EISs), one supplemental EIS, numerous environmental assessments (EAs), and mine plan modification approvals on federal land. She also oversees Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act actions at three historic mine sites. Lori currently lives in Dayton, Nevada with her husband Scott and their two Labrador retrievers.


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