Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00613 

Received: 2/11/2021 4:00:35 PM
Commenter: Charles Hamilton
Organization: CKC Operations LLC
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
We at CKC Operations LLC are in full support of the proposed Uinta Basin Railway Project. It is rare when an area like the basin has the opportunity to connect with the rest of the country more economically than through trucking. What is great about this project is that it is inclusive in regards to all that will benefit from the project. We at CKC Operations LLC have found the value in employing a diversified base of employees including several Ute Native Americans. The fact that the tribe is in support of the project and an active participant is exciting and ensures its sustainability. Having worked on several projects with the Forest Service we understand the importance of minimizing environmental disturbance. In the this case the 10,000+ acres that will be impacted should be minimal. The fact that it is linear will help, and if proper methods are implemented there will be less environmental impacts than what the trucking causes daily between the basin and Salt Lake City. In conclusion lets make this great project happen.