Release Number: BMFO-2005-06
For Release: November 9, 2004
BLM PREPARES LAND WITHDRAWAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Battle Mountain Field Office, Tonopah Field Station, has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the environmental effects of a land withdrawal renewal and expansion at Base Camp, Hot Creek Valley, Nye County, NV. The Department of Defense, U.S. Air Force, is proposing to renew the withdrawal of approximately 623 acres and withdraw an additional 1,359 acres of public land located in Nye County for a period of 20 years beginning April 12, 2005.
The Air Force plans to use these lands for the safe and secure operation of national defense activities on the Nevada Test & Training Range. The withdrawal on the Base Camp’s 623 acres was due to expire in April 2005. The renewal and additional withdrawals are needed for planned facilities.
Land withdrawals refer to public lands that another federal agency requests from the BLM for a specific use. While the land title remains with the Federal Government, these acres are no longer available for public use.
The EA is available for public review at the BLM’s Tonopah Field Station, 1553 South Main, P.O. Box 911, Tonopah, NV 89049. Comments must be postmarked or otherwise delivered by 4:30 p.m., December 20, 2004, for consideration. For further information, please contact Wendy Seley, Realty Specialist at the Tonopah Field Station, (775) 482-7806.
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