Carson City District-Sierra Front Field Office

Spanish Springs Quarry Mineral Sales Environmental Assessment (DOI-BLM-NV-C020-2011-0005-EA)

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Sierra Front Field Office, has completed the Spanish Springs Quarry Mineral Sales, Conveyor Belt and Access Road Right-of-Way, Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). Martin Marietta Materials Inc. has submitted two applications to the BLM for review and approval: 1) to renew the Contract for Sale of Mineral Materials (application no. NVN087320), and 2) to obtain a right-of-way authorization (application no. NVN078985) for the construction and operation of an aggregate conveyor belt and associated access road.

The project area is adjacent to Sha-Neva Road, east of Pyramid Highway in Washoe County, Nevada. The EA assess the potential direct and indirect effects on the human environment associated with these proposals.

The EA and FONSI are available for public review and comment in the column to the right under Document Links. Hard copies are also available at the Carson City District Office.

Comments on the Spanish Springs Quarry Mineral Sales, Conveyor Belt and Access Road Right-of-Way Environmental Assessment (DOI-BLM-NV-C020-2011-0005-EA) were accepted through April 28, 2011. Further inquiries should be directed to Dan Erbes, BLM Geologist, at 775-885-6149 or e-mail derbes@blm.gov.


Document Links:

Signed Decision Record (May 11, 2011)

Finding of No Significant Impact

Spanish Springs Quarry Mineral Sales Environmental Assessment (EA)

Figure 1-1 Project Location

Figure 1-2 Project Site

Figure 1-3 Land Ownership

Figure 2-1 Current Extent

Figure 2-2 Ten Year Mining Plan

Figure 2-3 Final Mining Plan

Figure 2-4 Preliminary Conveyor Design Site

Figure 2-5 Preliminary Conveyor Design Overview

Figure 2-6 Preliminary Conveyor Design

Figure 2-7 Preliminary Conveyor Design Cross Sections

Figure 3-1 Geology

Figure 3-2 Soils

Figure 3-3 Well Locations

Appendices A-D

Appendix E

Appendices F-G