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California Desert District
Release Date: 05/29/12
Contacts: David Briery , (951) 697-5220 or  
  Stephen Razo , (951) 697-5217  
News Release No. CDD-12-51

BLM Announces Public Meetings for Haiwee Geothermal Leasing Area Near Ridgecrest

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.  BLM will accept public comments through Aug. 2 for the DEIS and proposed amendment, as well as three pending geothermal lease applications within the Haiwee area in southwestern Inyo County.

The HGLA consists of an estimated 22,805 acres of BLM-administered public lands; this area also includes the area subject to three pending geothermal lease applications for approximately 4,500 acres of BLM-administered public lands. The DEIS analyzes the potential environmental, social, and economic effects of several alternatives and issues raised during the public scoping process.

Public meetings have been scheduled for June 13, 2012, in Lone Pine, Calif., at the Boulder Creek RV Resort, 2550 S. Hwy 395 from 6 - 9 p.m., and June 14, in Ridgecrest, Calif. at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 113 E. Sydnor Ave., from 6 - 9 p.m.

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: Jeff Childers, HGLA Project Manager, 22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553.

For more information contact Jeff Childers at (951) 697-5308 or e-mail


California Desert District   22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553  

Last updated: 05-29-2012