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Documents Open for Public Review and/or Comment:
Proposed Sale of Public Land for Mt. Moriah Cemetery | News Release
The Tonopah Field Office is seeking public comments on a proposed sale of seven and one-half (7½) acres of public land, one-half mile west of Manhattan, Nev. The sale of this parcel, which includes the existing Mt. Moriah Cemetery, as well as an area to accommodate future expansion, is proposed to be conducted via direct sale to Nye County. Nye County has requested the land sale so that they may expand the cemetery which is currently at capacity. Comments on the proposed sale will be accepted during a 45-day comment period ending July 7, 2014.
Mt. Moriah Cemetery EA | Dear Interested Party Letter
EAs for the BLM Battle Mountain District:
The Battle Mountain District Office is pleased to announce the completion and availability of the McGinness Hills Geothermal Development Project Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). Ormat Nevada, Inc. is proposing to construct and operate two power generating facilities, a geothermal production and injection well field and pipelines, access roads, an electrical transmission line and ancillary support facilities. A net total of 66 MW of electricity will be produced. The project is expected to result in a total of 217 acres of short-term and long-term surface disturbance.
The EA describes the environmental impacts the project would likely have on the environment and mitigation measures required to minimize those effects. The FONSI and related decisions approving all aspects of the development were approved on July 19, 2011. The project will be fully bonded for reclamation under BLM guidelines. In addition, to address potential impacts to sage-grouse, the proponent has committed to developing a fund that will obligate completion of the mitigation and monitoring identified in the EA. To receive a hard copy of this document or for more information, please contact Tim Coward at the Tonopah Field Office.
Battle Mountain District Drought Management EA, FONSI, and Dear Interested Party Letter. The purpose of this EA is to analyze alternatives that would allow for the rapid response to drought in order to alleviate the impacts of authorized uses and activities on natural resources that are at risk of being adversely affected by drought.