National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
This webpage is provided as a source of information on the status of projects which are being planned, constructed, or have been completed by the BLM Battle Mountain District.
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 is the basic charter for the protection of the environment. NEPA outlined the process to ensure that any actions proposed on public lands are evaluated and the impact to the environment is looked at and analyzed. NEPA procedures ensure that environmental information is available to public officials and citizens before decisions are made and actions are taken.
Levels of NEPA Analysis are:
Environmental Assessment (EA) - the purpose of an EA is to determine whether an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) level analysis is needed. The EA analyzes impacts to the quality of the human environment, serves as a vehicle for interdisciplinary review of the proposal, identifies appropriate mitigation measures, and facilitates the preparation of an EIS when one is deemed necessary (EAs currently out for public comment are listed on the right side of this page).
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) - this level of analysis is conducted for "major federal actions that significantly affect the quality of the human environment." The purpose of an EIS is to ensure that the policies and goals of the NEPA are used in the ongoing programs and actions of the federal government.
Public review and comments on these documents are accepted during scoping periods, review periods and during the analysis process. We are interested in hearing your views and concerns as different analyses are being developed and during formal comment periods. Early participation in this process helps to ensure that your concerns are addressed.
If you would like to be added to the mailing lists for any projects within the District, please submit your request to the appropriate office at the address or fax listed. If you have any questions please contact the Mount Lewis Field Office at (775) 635-4000 or the Tonopah Field Office at (775) 482-7800.
Mount Lewis Field Office (MLFO)
Battle Mountain District Office
50 Bastian Road
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
Fax: (775) 635-4034
Tonopah Field Office (TFO)
1553 S. Main Street
P.O. Box 911
Tonopah, NV 89049
Fax: (775) 482-7810