U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Carson City District
|Release Date: 05/09/12|
|News Release No. 2012-26|
BLM Seeking Public Comments on Proposed Land Sale in Churchill County
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District-Stillwater Field Office, is seeking public comments on a preliminary environmental assessment (EA) for a proposed direct sale to Travis Farm in Edwards Creek Valley, about 30 miles west of Austin, in Churchill County, Nev. The public is invited to submit comments on the EA through close of business on June 8, 2012.
The proposed land sale consists of disposal through direct sale of approximately 800 acres of public land in two parcels. The lands would be sold at not less than the appraised fair market value. The appraised value has not yet been determined. The EA analyzes potential impacts from the land sale activities proposed by Travis Farm.
A notice of proposed sale published in the Federal Register on August 23, 2010, segregated the lands for two years from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws in order to facilitate an orderly processing of the proposed sale. The lands are identified as suitable for disposal in the 2001 BLM Carson City Consolidated Resource Management Plan. All mineral deposits in the parcels will be reserved to the United States.
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.html. Printed copies are available upon request from the BLM Carson City District Office.
Interested individuals may send written comments to Steve “Chip” Kramer, Planning & Environmental Coordinator, BLM-Stillwater Field Office, 5665 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, NV 89701. Comments may also be sent via e-mail to email@example.com.
Public comments submitted for this project, including names and addresses of commenters will be available for public review at the Carson City District Office during regular business hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
For further information please contact Steve Kramer at 775-885-6005.
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. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
Carson City District 5665 Morgan Mill Road Carson City, NV 89701
|Last updated: 05-16-2012|
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