Proposed Location: Located betweem Highway 395 and China Lake Naval Weapons Center in Inyo County, California
Agency: There are currently three pending non-competitive geothermal lease applications covering about 4,460 acres of BLM-administered public lands in the Haiwee Geothermal Lease Area (HGLA). The BLM will decide whether or not to amend the CDCA Plan to make all or a portion of the HGLA avaialble to geothermal development. The BLM will also decide whether or not to issue leases for one or more of these three pending geothermal lease applications.
Status: Public comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement have been received, and are being addressed. The Final Environmental Impact Statement is currently being prepared.
Public Comment: The comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement ended August 2, 2012
Public comments received will be used in the development of the Final EIS in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. All written comments must be received by August 2, 2012, and should be submitted to the BLM's California Desert District Office, Attn: Noel Ludwig, HGLA Project Manager, 22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553.
updated August 10, 2012
Public Meetings and Hearings
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced public meetings in Lone Pine and Ridgecrest to assist the public in preparing comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Haiwee Geothermal Leasing Area (HGLA) and proposed amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area Plan.
Public meetings have been scheduled for:
June 13, 2012
Boulder Creek RV Resort, 2550 S. Hwy 395, Lone Pine, CA from 6PM - 9PM
|June 14, 2012||SpringHill Suites, 113 E. Sydnor Ave, Ridgecrest, CA from 6PM - 9PM|
Noel Ludwig, Project Manager
22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
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