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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Carson City District
 
Release Date: 12/18/12
Contacts: Lisa Ross , 775-885-6107 , lross@blm.gov
News Release No. CCDO 2012-19

BLM Issues Decision on Geothermal Exploration Project


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District-Stillwater Field Office, has completed the final Environmental Assessment (EA) and issued a Decision Record to allow the Coyote Canyon South Geothermal Exploration Project proposed by TGP Dixie Development Company, LLC. The proposed geothermal exploration project is located in Dixie Valley, Churchill County, approximately 50 miles northeast of Fallon, Nevada.

This EA analyzes potential impacts from the proposed exploration activities. The primary objective of the project is to explore for and evaluate the characteristics of the geothermal resources in the Coyote Canyon South Project area. The activities include:

• Constructing and upgrading existing access roads (both on and off the lease)
• Construction of up to 15 well pads
• Drilling and testing of up to 45 exploration wells (3 possible at each pad)
• Flow testing of exploration wells to determine commercial potential
• Extraction of gravel from up to 3 locations
• Construction and use of a temporary personnel camp

Links to the EA and related documents are located on the BLM website at: www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/carson_city_field/blm_information/nepa/nepa_archives.html.

For further information please contact Angelica Rose at (775) 885-6008.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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