Lincoln County Land Act Groundwater Development and Utility Right-of-Way Project Final EIS
The Lincoln County Land Act Groundwater Development Project and Utility Right-of-Way Project Final EIS Notice of Availability (NOA) was published in the Federal Register (http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on May 1, 2009. The NOA is an official legal notice that a federal agency has completed the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and it is ready for public distribution. Information about the availability of the Final EIS was also provided to local media in an official BLM news release.
The Final EIS can be viewed on this website by clicking on the links below:
- Cover Page (183 KB)
- Dear Reader Letter and Table of Contents (429 KB)
- Executive Summary (710 KB)
- Chapter 1: Introduction (1071 KB)
- Chapter 2: Proposed Action and Alternatives (2018 KB)
- Chapter 3: Affected Environment for Proposed Action and Alternatives (8815 KB)
- Chapter 4: Environmental Consequences (1218 KB)
- Chapter 5: Consultation and Coordination (148 KB)
- Chapter 6: References, Glossary, Index (195 KB)
- Appendix A: NV State Engineer's Ruling # 5181 (A-1); Stipulation for Withdrawal of Protest between LCWD/Vidler and NPS (A-2); Monitoring Plan for the Groundwater Development in the Tule Desert, Lincoln County, NV (A-3) (9185 KB)
- Appendix B: Proposed Water Resources Monitoring and Management Plan for Future Pumping in Clover Valley, NV as it relates to the LCLA Project (2100 KB)
- Appendix C: Standard Construction and Operation Procedures (93 KB)
- Appendix D: Water Rights within the Tule Desert Hydrographic Basin, Basin #221 (D-1); Water Rights within the Clover Valley Hydrographic Basin, Basin #204; Water Rights within the Virgin River Hydrographic Basin, Basin #222; Water Rights within the Lower Meadow Valley Wash Hydrographic Basin, Basin #205 (277 KB)
- Appendix E: Federally-Listed Species List from U.S. FWS (E-1); BLM and NV State Listed Special Status Species List (E-2); Wildlife Species that may occur in or near the project area (E-3) (231 KB)
- Appendix F: Comments to the Draft EIS and BLM's Responses (13,695 KB)
OTHER WAYS TO VIEW THE FINAL EIS
You can request to have a paper copy or CD of the Final EIS mailed to you from the BLM Nevada Groundwater Projects Office. Please call 775-861-6681 for more information or send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Final EIS was also available during the public review period at the following locations:
- BLM Nevada State Office Public Room: 1340 Financial Blvd, Reno, NV 89502; 775-861-6500
- BLM Ely District Office Public Room: 702 North Industrial Way, Ely, NV 89301; 775-289-1800
- Pioche Library: 93 Main Street, Pioche, NV 89043
- Caliente Library: 100 Depot Avenue, Caliente, NV 89008
- Mesquite Library: 121 W First North Street, Mesquite, NV 89027
- Nevada State Library and Archives: 100 North Stewart Street, Carson City, NV 89701
Public comments were accepted through June 1, 2009. Although the 30-day availability period is not a formal public comment period, the BLM accepted and considered comments if they identify significant new circumstances or information relevant to environmental concerns and bear upon the proposed action. Written comments were accepted through any of the following methods:
Via mail to Penny Woods, Project Manager, BLM Nevada Groundwater Projects Office, P.O. Box 12000, Reno, NV 89520
Via Fed-Ex to Penny Woods, Project Manager, BLM Nevada Groundwater Projects Office, 1340 Financial Blvd, Reno, NV 89502.
- Via fax at 775-861-6689
The included a box at the top of the form that must be checked for BLM to withhold your name and address from public review; comments not submitted on an official comment form must have included a statement indicating that you wanted your name and address withheld. Please be aware that the Environmental Impact Statement and all of the materials associated with it are public documents that are subject to the Freedom of Information Act. While you can ask us to withhold personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.