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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Winnemucca District Office
 
Release Date: 04/24/13
Contacts: Mark Turney , 775-623-1541 , mturney@blm.gov
News Release No. WDO 2013-011

New York Canyon Geothermal Utilization and Interconnect Project Preliminary Environmental Assessment Available for Public Comment


Winnemucca, Nev. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Winnemucca District, Humboldt River Field Office is seeking public input on its preliminary environmental assessment for the construction and utilization of a geothermal power plant and power lines as proposed by TGP Dixie Development Company, LLC. The BLM is inviting the public to submit comments on the proposed project by May 21, 2013.

The proposal includes the construction and operation of an up to 70-megawatt, geothermal power plant, a maximum of 30 geothermal production, injection, and/or observation wells, up to three water wells, access roads, geothermal steam/fluid pipelines, an airstrip and airplane hangar, a 230-kilovolt electrical line, an electrical substation, and support facilities.

The project is proposed to be located on the northwest slope of the Stillwater Range approximately 25 miles east-southeast of Lovelock, Nevada. The project area would be within the boundaries of nine federal geothermal leases in Pershing County, Nevada.

A copy of the Preliminary Environmental Assessment is available for review at the Winnemucca District Office at 5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd., during regular business hours – weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m excluding Federal holidays.

The document may be reviewed online at: www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/wfo/blm_information/nepa0.html. Questions and written comments should be directed to: Philip Lorimer D’Amo, project manager, BLM Winnemucca District, 5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd., Winnemucca, NV 89445-2921. Comments may also be submitted by e-mail to wfoweb@blm.gov. E-mail messages should include “NYC Geothermal Project (D’Amo)” in the subject line.

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 the public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

For further information, please contact Philip Lorimer D’Amo at (775) 623-1567.



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: 04-24-2013