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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Carson City District
 
Release Date: 07/25/13
Contacts: Lisa Ross , 775-885-6107 , lross@blm.gov
News Release No. CCDO 2013-52

BLM seeks input on Nevada Royal Jasper Quarry Project


Carson City, Nev.--The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District, Stillwater Field Office has made available an Environmental Assessment (EA) on a proposal from Neva-Rite LLC to develop, process, and reclaim a quarry pit operation in Churchill County, about 15 miles east of Fallon, Nev. Neva-Rite, LLC is seeking approval for a mineral material negotiated sale contract on public lands administered by the BLM. The public is invited to submit comments through August 25, 2013, prior to issuing the final EA and decision.
 
The material sale contract would allow Neva-Rite LLC to extract approximately 200,000 cubic yards of material within a 19.7 acre area of public land over a five-year period, including plans for possible future consecutive negotiated sales within the project area in a phased development of the quarry pit.
 
Proposed development of the Royal Jasper Quarry would consist of:
  • An open pit which would be designed to have a visual buffer on north side of pit to reduce visual impacts to sensitive areas;
  • Waste rock dump, rock stockpiles;
  • Handling/staging area;
  • Public rock collection area;
  • Up to six full time employees working daily four or five days per week.
 
The projected quarry life is five years with possible future negotiated sale contracts. The material would be processed on site and then shipped off site for market sale. Reclamation and re-vegetation of disturbed areas would be completed at the end of the contract.
 
Links to the EA and related documents are located on the BLM website at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/carson_city_field/blm_information/nepa.html.
 
For more information, or to submit comments, contact: Ken Depaoli, 5665 Morgan Mill Rd, Carson City, Nev. 89701, 775-885-6102. Comments can be submitted by email to kdepaoli@blm.gov, or faxed to 775-885-6147, Attn: Ken Depaoli.
 
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.
 
 


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: 07-31-2013