U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Winnemucca District Office
|Release Date: 08/19/14|
|News Release No. WDO 2014-015|
Preliminary Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Florida Canyon Mine Expansion Project Available to the Public
The Bureau of Land Management, Winnemucca District Office, Humboldt River Field Office (BLM) announces the release of the Preliminary Environmental Assessment (PEA) for the Jipangu International, Inc. (Jipangu) plan to expand operations (Amended Plan of Operations 20) at the existing Florida Canyon Mine. The Florida Canyon Mine is approximately 45 miles southwest of Winnemucca and 35 miles northeast of Lovelock in Pershing County, Nevada.
Jipangu’s existing plan of operations boundary is approximately 5,531 acres in size. The total surface disturbance for this expansion would be approximately 1,287 acres of combined public and private lands.
Proposed activities include:
The public is invited to submit comments relative to the PEA. Comments should be submitted within 30 days of the August 19, 2014, availability date of this PEA. Please send written comments to Fred Holzel, project manager, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with Florida Canyon Mine Expansion (Holzel) in the subject line.
A Dear Interested Public letter and a map are also available on the NEPA webpage at http://on.doi.gov/1w5KGV6. In addition, a copy of Florida Canyon’s Plan of Operations Amendment 20 is available for review at the Winnemucca District Office during regular business hours.
If you have any questions, please contact Fred Holzel at (775) 623-1500.
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.
Winnemucca District Office 5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd. Winnemucca, NV 89445
|Last updated: 08-22-2014|
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