The comment period pertains to the proposed plan of operation for a significantly expanded exploration program at the Kilgore project, which is in Clark County, Idaho.
The US Forest Service (USFS) will use any feedback to guide it in the completion of an Environmental Assessment and draft Record of Decision. The public will then have a further 45 day period to comment on the Record of Decision, following which the USFS will work to resolve any outstanding issues prior to issuing a final Decision Notice.
Otis said its personnel and consultants are actively supporting the USFS in this review process.
“The initial public comment period is an important part of the permitting process, and we are pleased the USFS is working within our planned timelines for the approval of our new plan of operation," said Craig Lindsay, the president and chief executive officer of Otis Gold.
“We have been operating in Idaho since 2008, and remain committed to continuing our policy of utilizing best practices in the conduct of all our exploration programs,” he added.