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Documents Open for Public Review and/or Comment:
Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Mount Moriah Cemetery Direct Land Sale | Dear Reader Letter comments due Dec. 20
Nye County formally requested a direct land sale of public lands within and around the Mt. Moriah Cemetery located 0.5 mile west of the Town of Manhattan, Nevada. The total proposed conveyance area consists of approximately 7.5 acres, of which approximately 2.3 acres has been used as a cemetery since the early 1900’s. The purpose of the action is to dispose of 7.5 acres of public lands inclusive of the Mount Moriah Cemetery to Nye County through a direct land sale, under the authority of, and in accordance with, Sections 203 and 209 of the FLPMA (90 Stat. 2750, 43 USC 1701, 1713 and 1719). The need for action is established by the obligation to respond to Resolution Number 2011-97 which formally requested the sale.
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.