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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Carson City District
 
Release Date: 10/31/12
Contacts: Lisa Ross , 775-885-6107 , lross@blm.gov
News Release No. CCDO 2013-08

BLM Seeking Comments on Summit Spring Reconstruction Project


Carson City – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District, Stillwater Field Office, has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze potential impacts that may result from the proposed Summit Spring Reconstruction Project. Summit Spring is about 20 miles southeast of Yerington, Nev., in Mineral County. The public is invited to comment on the plan through Nov. 29, 2012.

The proposed action includes the following four components:

• Replace an existing four (4) strand barbed wire fence with a 3 strand cable and pipe fence;
• Replace the spring head box, pipeline and water trough and re-designed to allow for an effective water supply system;
• Move the water trough closer to the spring box and farther away from the road allowing the wild horses a larger escape route if startled by traffic.

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.

Please send written comments to: Chelsy Simerson, Stillwater Field Office, 5565 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, NV 89701. Comments may also be received via email at csimerson@blm.gov and should include “Summit Spring” in the subject line. A printed copy can be provided upon request. A copy of the EA is also available at the Carson City District BLM office during the comment period.

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 Chelsy Simerson at 775-885-6019.



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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Last updated: 10-31-2012