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EIS-0472: Notice of Intent to Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

The underlying purpose and need for agency action is that, in support of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-58), which emphasized the reestablishment of nuclear power (Sections 601 through 657), DOE needs to determine the future course of the ULP, including whether to continue leasing some of all of DOE's withdrawn lands and government-owned patented claims (referred to as "DOE-management lands") for the exploration and production of uranium and vanadium ores for the remainder of the ten-year period that was covered by the July 2007 PEA.