Potential effects to private land
Siting the project on public lands as much as possible
is a priority for the BLM.
The BLM does not authorize rights of way or project construction on private land, but NEPA requires that environmental analyses disclose effects to all lands.
So, analyses like this supplemental EIS make assumptions about where a project would be sited on non-federal lands (State, county, private), recognizing that these analytical assumptions can suggest or
create expectations for where the project would
cross private land.
The table at-left shows the number of miles each route alternative as currently drawn would cross private land. (Click on the graphic to enlarge the image.)
Consult the Draft Supplemental EIS (Table ES-1,
p. ES-9) for a summary of miles crossed for each route alignment and percentage of total miles, by surface ownership.
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