NEPA - Winnemucca District Office
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 serves as our nation's charter for the protection of the environment.  All proposed actions affecting public lands or resources must be reviewed for NEPA compliance. This review under NEPA publicly discloses potential impacts and informs the decision maker of environmental consequences.
 
Below are links to selected projects currently under NEPA review or have recently completed the NEPA review process.
 
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WINNEMUCCA DISTRICT NEPA AVAILABLE THROUGH ePLANNING!


The Bureau of Land Management is in the process of transitioning the delivery method of land use planning and NEPA documents to the public through the use of ePlanning.  Nevada is leading the way in this effort, and the Winnemucca District has now started adding NEPA documents to the ePlanning NEPA Register.

The ePlanning NEPA Register provides easy and interactive access to NEPA documents and allows you - our interested public - to search for projects and to provide comments during open comment periods on these projects.

If you have questions, please contact the Winnemucca District Planning and Environmental Coordinators (Lynn Ricci or Zwaantje Rorex) at:

Bureau of Land Management
Winnemucca District Office
5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd.
Winnemucca, NV 89445
775-623-1500


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Lands

Project Title
Location
Project Lead
Status
Final Environmental Assessments
*East Fork High Rock Canyon Acquisition (available in NEPA Register)Washoe CountyJulie McKinnon 

Decision Record 9/3/13

*Estill Acquisition (available in NEPA Register)Washoe CountyJulie McKinnon
EA Completed 5/7/12, Project terminated
Preliminary Environmental Assessments
None at this time  

 

Scoping

None at this time.   
Determination of NEPA Adequacy
*Selenite Peak Repeater Right-of-Way (available in NEPA Register)Pershing CountyDerek MessmerPublic Comments through 8/8/2014
*Star Peak Repeater Right-of-Way (available in NEPA Register)Humboldt CountyDerek MessmerDecision Record 5/23/2014
*Ruby Pipeline Cathodic Protection System (CPS) Installation (available in NEPA Register)Humboldt CountyKathy AtamanDecision Record 3/4/2014
Categorical Exclusions
*Sierra Pacific Power Co ROW Rebuild N-1932/N-60679 (available in NEPA Register)Humboldt CountyJulie McKinnon CX Decision 1/14/2014
*Sierra Pacific Power Co Substation Amendment N-46290 (available in NEPA Register)Humboldt CountyJulie McKinnon CX Decision 11/27/2013
*Petersen Temporary Access Road (available in NEPA Register)Churchill CountyDebbie DunhamCX Decision 9/16/2013
*Nevada Department of State Lands Communication Site Renewal (available in NEPA Register)Churchill CountyJulie McKinnon CX Decision 8/29/2013
*Lovelock Cave Facilities ROW (available in NEPA Register)Churchill CountyDebbie DunhamCX Decision 8/29/2013
*Nevada Specialty Minerals LLC N-91841 (available in NEPA Register)Pershing CountyDebbie DunhamCX Decision 5/22/2013
*Stanley - Clear Creek Rd. Right-of-Way Renewal (available in NEPA Register)Humboldt CountyJulie McKinnon CX Decision 6/6/2013
*Harney Electric ROW Renewal N35558 (available in NEPA Register)Humboldt CountyJulie McKinnon CX Decision 7/26/2013
*Baker Hughes ROW Renewal (available in NEPA Register)Humboldt CountyJulie McKinnon CX Decision 6/21/2013
*Paiute Pipeline Temporary work area ROW Renewal (Available in NEPA Register)Humboldt CountyJulie McKinnon CX Decision 7/31/2013

Minerals 

GEOTHERMAL OPERATIONS
Project Title
Location
Project Lead
Status
Final Environmental Assessments

*TGP/New York Canyon Utilization
 (Available in NEPA Register)

T29N, R33E, thru T24N, R37E (Pershing County)Phil D'Amo
Decision Record June 3, 2013
*Brady Hot Springs Well 15-12 Hydro-Stimulation (Available in NEPA Register)

T22N, R26E, sec. 12
(Churchill County)

Douglas Rowles
Decision Record January 11, 2013
Blue Mountain Geothermal Development ProjectT36N, R34E, section 14 (Humboldt County)Phil D'Amo
Decision Record December 18, 2007
Preliminary Environmental Assessments
None at this time.   
Scoping
*San Emidio North Geothermal Plant Project (Available in NEPA Register) T.30N., R.23E., section 33 and T.29.N., R.23E., section 4 (Washoe County) Mark HallScoping until December 12, 2013
Documentation of NEPA Adequacy (DNA)
*2014 Geothermal Lease Sale (Available in NEPA Register)T24N, R25E, sec. 36 and T23N, R26E, secs. 5 and 6, and T24N, R26E, secs. 28, 30, and 32.Douglas RowlesDecision Record May 23, 2014
*2012 San Emidio Geothermal Proposed 2 Observation Wells (Available in NEPA Register)T29N, R23E, sec. 4 and T30N, R23E, sec. 33Phil D'AmoDecision Record June 12, 2012
*Expansion of Reserve Pits and Pump Testing for Well No. 44-28 (Available in NEPA Register)T31N, R33E, sec. 28 (Humboldt County) Phil D'Amo

Decision Record March 9, 2012

Categorical Exclusion (CX)
*Baltazor Geothermal Exploration (Available in NEPA Register) T. 46 N., R. 28 E., sections 12, 13, and 14Douglas RowlesCX Decision 04/30/2014

OIL and GAS OPERATIONS
Project Title
Location
Project Lead
Status
Preliminary Environmental Assessments

*2014 Oil & Gas Competitive Lease Sale (Available in NEPA Register)

Humbolt and Pershing CountiesDoug Rowles
Comment Period Open until April 17, 2014

 LOCATABLES
Project Title
Location
Project Lead
Status
Final Environmental Impact Statement
Hycroft Mine Expansion

T34N, R29E, secs 1-4, 9-12 and 14; T35N, R29E, secs 13, 14, 22-27, and 33-36; T35N, R30E, secs 16-21 and 28-32 (Humboldt and Pershing Counties)

Kathleen RehbergFinal EIS is available.  Record of Decision 8/14/12
Final Environmental Assessments
*Kings Valley Clay Mine (Available in the NEPA Register) Located at Thacker Pass, (adjacent to State Route 293), approximately 21 miles west-northwest of Orovada, Nevada.Daniel AtkinsonDecision Record March 6, 2014
*Marigold Mine - Target 3 Amendment (Available in the NEPA Register) T.32N., R.43E., sec. 6; T.33N., R.42E., sec. 1, 12, 13, 24, 25, and 36; T.34N., R.42E., sec. 36; T.33N., R.43E., sec. 4-10, 16-20, 30-32; and T.34N., R.43E., sec. 19-20 and 28-33Mark HallDecision Record October 31, 2013
Preliminary Environmental Assessments
*Snowstorm Exploration Project (Available in the NEPA Register)T.41N., R.43E., portions of secs 1, 9-12, 14-16, and 20-36; T.40N., R.43E., portions of secs 1-5, 8-13, 16 and 17; and T.40N., R.44E., portions of secs 4-8.

Mark Hall

Comment Period until June 14, 2013
*Hycroft Mine Facilities Expansion Project (Available in the NEPA Register)

T.34 N., R.29 E., sec. 1- 5, 9-12,14; T.34 N., R.30 E., sec 6; T.35 N., R.29 E., sec. 13, 14, 22- 27, 33- 36; T.35 N., R.30 E., sec. 7, 16 - 21, 28- 32; T35N, R29E, sec. 31; T35N, R28E sec. 35, 36; T34N, R28E sec. 1, 2, 12, 13; T34N, R29E sec. 5 -7, 18.

The project includes a 120 kV Powerline that would be a combination of rebuilt lines and new construction, which would measure approximately 54.3 miles and extend from the existing Oreana substation near Mill City, NV to the Hycroft Mine. The new substation would replace an existing substation at Dun Glen, NV.

Kathleen RehbergComment Period until July 31, 2014
Scoping
*Florida Canyon Proposed Expansion Project (Available in NEPA Register)
T. 31 N., R. 33 E., sec. 1-3,9-12,13-16;
T. 32 N., R. 33 E., sec. 34-35

Mark Hall

Scoping until 8/23/2013
Documentation of NEPA Adequacy (DNA)
*Hycroft Mine Modification (available in NEPA Register) T.35N. R.29E., Sec. 3,4,5,25,26,33, and 34 Jim Weiser Decision Record 07/15/2013
Categorical Exclusion (CX)
*Crosby's Buckwheat Transplant (available in NEPA Register) T.34 N., R.28 E., sec.36 T.34N., R. 29 E., sec.34Kathy CadiganCX Decision 07/05/2013
*Permanent Abandoned Mine Land Closures - Quicksilver Mine FY2013 (available in NEPA Register)Pershing CountyDouglas RowlesCX Decision 08/07/2013

 Mineral Materials
Project Title
Location
Project Lead
Status
Final Environmental Assessment
Pershing County
Daniel AtkinsonDecision Record 12/19/12
Preliminary Environmental Assessment
None at this time.   
Determination of NEPA Adequacy (DNA)
*Humboldt County Community Pit Designations (available in NEPA Register)Humboldt CountyDaniel AtkinsonDecision Record 9/30/13
Categorical Exclusion (CX)
None at this time.   


Rangeland Management

GRAZING PERMIT RENEWALS
Project Title
Location
Contact
Status
Final Environmental Assessments
Bilk Creek Grazing Permit Renewal Bilk Creek Allotment

 Morgan Lawson

Final EA
Preliminary Environmental Assessments
None at this time.   

RANGE IMPROVEMENTS
Project Title
Location
Contact 
Status
Preliminary Environmental Assessments
*Rough Canyon Drift Fence in the Paiute Meadows Allotment (available in NEPA Register) The Paiute Meadows Allotment (PMA) is approximately 40 air miles southwest of Denio, Nevada and encompasses the east side of the Black Rock Range.

 Angie Arbonies

 Public comment period until 08/25/2013

OTHER 
Project Title
Location
Contact 
Status
Preliminary Environmental Assessments
None at this time.   
Final Environmental Assessments
*Winnemucca District Drought Management Plan (available in the NEPA Register)Winnemucca District

Wes Barry

Decision Record and FONSI signed 5/30/13
Determination of NEPA Adequacy
*Bull Springs Meadow and Fourth of July Meadow Complex Exclosure and Restoration Project (available in the NEPA Register)Humboldt County

Rob Burton

DNA completed. Decision Record (2/3/14) available through NEPA Register
*Change in Season of Use in the Daveytown Allotment (available in the NEPA Register)Humboldt County

Garrett Noles

DNA completed. Decision Record (1/14/14) available through NEPA Register
*Long Canyon Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation Plan (available in the NEPA Register)Humboldt County

Allison Henson

DNA completed. Decision Record (12/04/12) available through NEPA Register
*Holloway Fire Emergency Stabilization & Rehabilitation Projects (available in the NEPA Register)Humboldt County

Eric Baxter

DNA completed
*Coyote Point Fire Emergency Livestock Grazing Closure (available in NEPA Register)Humboldt County

Morgan Lawson

Decision Record 04/25/13
*Buckskin Fire Emergency Grazing Closure (available in NEPA Register)Humboldt County

Garrett Noles

Decision Record 05/13/13
Categorical Exclusions
None at this time.   


Recreation

Project Title
Location
Project Lead
Status
Final Environmental Assessments

None at this time.

  
 
Preliminary Environmental Assessments
None at this time.  
 

Determination of NEPA Adequacy

*2014 Special Recreation Permit for Burning ManPershing CountyDavid FreibergDecision Record 8/01/2014
*Amendment to Burning Man 2012-2016 Special Recreation Permit Stipulations (available in NEPA Register)Pershing CountyCory RoegnerDecision Record 8/24/12
*Multiple Vendor Special Recreation Permits for 2012 Burning Man Event (available in NEPA Register)Pershing CountyGreg PageDecision Record 8/9/12
*2013 Cheaters MC Race (available in NEPA Register)Pershing CountyJoey CarmosinoDecision Record 12/20/2012
*2013 Trailblazers MC Race (available in NEPA Register)Pershing CountyJoey CarmosinoDecision Record 12/20/2012
 *Burning Man 2013-2016 Special Recreation Permit (Available in NEPA Register along with Burning Man documents from last year for reference.) Pershing County Greg PageDecision 07/23/2013
*Burning Man Vendors, Special Recreation Permits (Available in NEPA Register)Pershing CountyGreg PageDecision Record 08/08/2013
*USCRPL Traveler Space Shot (available in NEPA Register)Pershing CountyJoey CarmosinoDecision Record 09/07/2013
*Burning Man Vendor Special Recreation Permits (available in NEPA Register)Pershing CountyDavid FreibergDecision Record 05/23/14
Categorical Exclusions
*Paradise Adventist Academy Apple Gate Lassen Trail Reenactment (available in the NEPA Register)Pershing and Washoe CountiesGreg PageCX Decision 9/14/12
*Trego Hot Springs OHV Prevention Fence (available in the NEPA Register)Pershing CountyZach MillionCX Decision 9/11/12
*Bay Area Rocketry Vending Permit (available in the NEPA Register)Humboldt CountyZach MillionCX Decision 7/19/12
*Water Canyon Yurt (available in the NEPA Register)Humboldt CountyJoey CarmosinoCX Decision 7/24/12
*Summit Lake Area Abandoned Vehicle Removal (available in NEPA Register)Humboldt CountyZach MillionCX Decision 4/30/12
*Stevens Camp Game Pole (available in NEPA Register)High Rock Canyon, Washoe CountyZach MillionCX Decision 4/19/12
*Sulphur Area Abandoned Vehicle(s) Proposed Removal (available in NEPA Register)Sulphur town site, Humboldt CountyZach MillionCX Decision 1/3/13
*2013 Humboldt Co. Ag. District 3 - Endurance Mule Race (available in NEPA Register)Humboldt CountyJoey CarmosinoCX Decision 4/12/13


Vegetation Management

Project Title
Location
Project Lead
Status
Final Environmental Assessments
Montana Mountains Fuels Management and Habitat Restoration PlanHumboldt CountyFinal EA completed. FONSI 8/2/12
Preliminary Environmental Assessments
None at this time.  

 

Scoping
None at this time.   
Determination of NEPA Adequacy (DNA)
*Unionville Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fuelbreak Project

T. 30 N., R. 34 E., sec. 22, 23, 26, 27

Dr. Mark Williams

DNA Completed. Decision Record(04/25/14) available through NEPA Register

*Cyanco Fire – Emergency Stabilization/Burned Area Rehabilitation Project (available in the NEPA Register)
T. 36 N., R. 35 E., sec. 08, 16, 18
Eric Baxter

DNA Completed. Decision Record(12/18/2013) available through NEPA Register

*Crescent Dunes Fire – Emergency Stabilization/Burned Area Rehabilitation Project (available in the NEPA Register)T. 37,38 N., R. 35,36 E.,Eric Baxter

DNA Completed. Decision Record(12/18/2013) available through NEPA Register

*Porcupine Fire – Emergency Stabilization/Burned Area Rehabilitation Project (available in the NEPA Register)
T. 41 N., R. 37 E., sec.13, 24
Eric Baxter

DNA Completed. Decision Record(12/11/2013) available through NEPA Register

*Cosgrave Fire – Emergency Stabilization/Burned Area Rehabilitation Project (available in the NEPA Register)
T. 34 N., R. 36 E., sec.20, 30
Eric Baxter

DNA Completed. Decision Record(12/06/2013) available through NEPA Register

*Raspberry Fire – Emergency Stabilization/Burned Area Rehabilitation Project(available in the NEPA Register)
T. 33 N., R. 36 E., sec. 06 T. 34 N., R. 36 E., sec. 32
Eric Baxter

DNA Completed. Decision Record(11/25/13) available through NEPA Register

*Coyote Fire – Emergency Stabilization/Burned Area Rehabilitation Project (available in the NEPA Register)
T. 44 N., R. 42 E., sec. 18, 19
Eric Baxter

DNA Completed. Decision Record(11/21/13) available through NEPA Register

*Dun Glen Fire - Emergency Stabilization/Burned Area Rehabilitation Project (available in the NEPA Register)
T. 33 N., R. 35 E., sec.12
Eric Baxter

DNA Completed. Decision Record(11/04/13) available through NEPA Register

*Montana Mountains II (available in the NEPA Register)Humboldt CountyMark Williams

DNA Completed. Decision Record (11/18/13) available through NEPA Register

Long Canyon Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation Plan (available in the NEPA Register)Humboldt CountyAllison Henson

DNA Completed. Decision Record (12/4/12) available through NEPA Register

* Hanson Fire Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation Plan (available in the NEPA Register)Humboldt CountyAllison Henson

DNA Completed. Decision Record (11/8/12) available through NEPA Register

* Restoration Research Regarding Cheatgrass Stand Failure (available in NEPA Register)Pershing CountyRob Burton

DNA Completed. Decision Record (9/26/12) available through NEPA Register

* Buffalo (G250) Fire Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation Plan (available in NEPA Register)Humboldt CountyAllison Henson

DNA Completed. Decision Record (9/17/12) available through NEPA Register

* Seedling Establishment Research Project (available in NEPA Register)Humboldt CountyRob Burton

DNA Completed. Decision Record (4/24/12) available through NEPA Register

Holloway Fire Emergency Stabilization & Rehabilitation Projects (available in NEPA Register)Humboldt CountyEric Baxter

DNA Completed. Decision Record (12/28/12) available through NEPA Register

*Long Canyon Fire Temporary Fences (available in NEPA Register)Humboldt CountyBret Allen

DNA Completed. Decision Record

*Highway Disking Fuelbreak Extension Project (available in NEPA Register)State Routes 140 and 95

DNA Completed. Decision Record (6/4/13) available through NEPA Register

Categorical Exclusions (CX)
*WD Fire Management Plan Maintenance/Update (available in NEPA Register)Humboldt and Pershing CountiesCX Decision 04/19/13
 


Wildlife

Project Title
Location
Project Lead
Status
Final Environmental Assessments
None at this time.
 
 

 

Preliminary Environmental Assessments
None at this time.
 
 
 
Categorical Exclusions
* Calico Mountains & Threemile Creek Bighorn Sheep Releases (Available in NEPA Register)Humboldt CountyKathy Cadigan
CX Decision 12/19/13
*Peterman Canyon Bighorn Sheep Release (Available in NEPA Register)Humboldt CountyAmanda DeForest
CX Decision 01/15/13

Determination of NEPA Adequacy

*NDOW Capture of Bighorn Sheep within Wilderness Study Area (Available in NEPA Register) Pahute Peak Wilderness, North Black Rock Range Wilderness, Lahontan Cutthroat Trout ISA WSA’s, and Pine Forest Wilderness/Blue Lakes WSA Kathy Cadigan Decision Record 05/13/13
Other
None at this time.   


Wild Horses and Burros 

Project Title
Location
Project Lead
Status
Final  Environmental Assessments

Humboldt Herd Area Wild Horse Gather Plan (Available in the NEPA Register)

Click here to directly access a PDF copy of the  Environmental Assessment >>>

Click here to be directed to the Humboldt Herd Area Wild Horse Gather Plan NEPA Register Home Page >>>

Humboldt CountySamantha Gooch

Final EA and Decision (5/28/14)

*Owyhee Complex Wild Horse Gather (available in NEPA Register)

Click here to view Final Environmental Analysis >>>>

Click here to be directed to the Finding of No Significant Impacts and Decision Records for each field office >>>>

Click here to be directed to the Owyhee Complex Wild Horse Gather NEPA Register Home Page >>>

Humboldt and Elko CountiesBonnie Million

Final EA and Decision (10/18/12)

* Jackson Mountains HMA Wild Horse Gather  (Available in NEPA Register)

Click here to view Final Environmental Analysis >>>>

Click here to view the Finding of No Significant Impact >>>>

Click here to view the Decision Record >>>

Click here to be directed to the Jackson Mountain HMA Wild Horse Gather NEPA Register Home Page >>>

Humboldt CountyMelanie Mirati

Final EA and Decision (06/07/12)

Humboldt and Washoe Counties

Melanie Mirati
Final EA and Decision signed (09/19/11)
Pershing CountyJerome Fox
Final EA and Decision (11/22/10)
Calico Mountain Complex Wild Horse Gather PlanHumboldt and Washoe CountiesMelanie Mirati
Final EA and Decision (12/08/09)
Determination of NEPA Adequacy
*Blue Wing Complex Emergency Drought Gather Plan DNA (Available in NEPA Register)Pershing CountyAmanda DeForestDNA and Decision Record (07/30/2013)

Preliminary Environmental Assessments                       

None at this time.

  

 

Categorical Exclusions

* Snowstorm HMA Emergency Water Hauling (Available in the NEPA Register)Humboldt CountySamantha GoochCX Decision 5/21/13
* Little Owyhee-Snowstorm HMAs Emergency Water Hauling (Available in the NEPA Register)Humboldt and Elko CountiesAmanda DeForestCX Decision 8/13/12


Wilderness and Wilderness Study Areas

Project Title
Location
Project Lead
Status
Final Environmental Assessments
Black Rock Desert, Calico Mountains, East Fork High Rock Canyon, High Rock Canyon, High Rock Lake, Little High Rock Canyon, North Black Rock Range, North Jackson Mountains, Pahute Peak and South Jackson Mountains Wildernesses Kristine Struck
Decision Record and FONSI 12/21/12
Preliminary Environmental Assessments
None at this time.  
 
Determination of NEPA Adequacy (DNA)
*Summit Lake Sage Grouse Research (Available in NEPA Register)
North Black Rock Wilderness and Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Instant Study Area
Zwaantje RorexDecision Record 3/21/14
Scoping
None at this time.   



Other Projects

Project Title

Location

Project Lead

Status

 Determination of NEPA Adequacy (DNA)

*Orovada Fire Station (available in NEPA Register)

 Humboldt County

Donovan Walker

Decision 9/16/13

*Rye Patch Fire Station (available in NEPA Register)

Pershing County

Donovan Walker

Decision 9/16/13