Clark, Lincoln, and White Pine Counties Groundwater Development Project

Clark, Lincoln, and White Pine Counties Groundwater Development Project Draft EIS

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was made available for review on June 10, 2011. The Clark, Lincoln, and White Pine Counties Groundwater Development Project Right-of-Way Project Draft EIS Notice of Availability (NOA) was published in the Federal Register (www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html) by the Environmental Protection Agency on June 10, 2011.  The NOA is an official legal notice that a federal agency has completed the Draft EIS and it is ready for public review.  The NOA establishes the start and end dates for the public comment period.  Comments received during this time are addressed in the Final EIS.  Information about the availability of the Draft EIS has also been provided to local media in an official BLM news release.  The public comment period began on Friday, June 10, 2011 and was extended to October 11, 2011. 

Draft EIS

Click here to access links to the Draft EIS

If you would like to view the document on one file, please contact Kim Dow (775-861-6681 or kim_dow@blm.gov) to request a hard copy of the Executive Summary accompanied with a CD of the entire document. You may also request a hard copy of the document, which will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.


Public Comments

The 90-day public comment period began on Friday, June 10, 2011 and was extended to October 11, 2011.  An official comment form was made available on this website.  Written comments were accepted through any of the following methods:

  • Submitted at the public meetings
  • Submitted via mail to Penny Woods, Project Manager, BLM Nevada Groundwater Projects Office, P.O. Box 12000, Reno, NV 89520
  • Submitted via Fed-Ex (or other overnight service) to Penny Woods, Project Manager, BLM Nevada Groundwater Projects Office, 1340 Financial Blvd, Reno, NV 89502
  • Submitted via fax (775-861-6689)
  • Submitted via e-mail to nvgwprojects@blm.gov

Public comments will be addressed in an appendix of the Final Environmental Impact Statement.  The BLM strives to disclose all of the information relating to the project, adequately evaluate the environmental impacts to the project and address concerns of the public brought up during scoping, and to create protective mitigation measures within the jurisdiction of the BLM that will be required if the right-of-way is granted.  Substantive comments assist the BLM in meeting these goals, making improvements to the Final EIS, and ultimately producing a quality document.

Click here to view public comments

**Please note: The BLM is currently processing written comments, and will make those available on this website at the link above as soon as possible.  Verbal comments taken at public meetings are also official public comments.  Links to the transcripts of those meetings, as well as tribal meetings held during the same time, are available by clicking the link above. Link to the transcripts for just the public meetings are also in the table below. Thank you for your patience as we work through the written comments.

 

Public Meetings

The BLM held public meetings throughout Nevada and western Utah, shown in the table below.  At each location there was an open house where questions were answered in an informal setting, as well as an opportunity for oral comments that were taken down verbatim by a court reporter. The meeting dates and information was also announced through local media and in a mailing to those on the mailing list. 

Click here to see items on display and handed out at public meetings

City, StateDateLocationTranscripts
Pioche, NVAugust 2, 2011

Pioche Elementary School, 651 Airport Rd, Pioche NV 89043

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Baker, NVAugust 3, 2011Baker Hall at the Baker Elementary School, 120 Main St, Baker NV 89311Click here
Delta, UTAugust 4, 2011Delta High School Gym, 50 W 300 N, Delta, UT 84624Click here
Ely, NVAugust 9, 2011White Pine High School Gym, 1800 Bobcat Dr, Ely, NV 89301Click here
Elko, NVAugust 10, 2011Red Lion Hotel and Casino, 2065 Idaho St, Elko, NV 89801Click here
Salt Lake City, UTAugust 11, 2011Hampton Inn & Suites, 307 North Admiral Byrd Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84116Click here
Las Vegas, NVAugust 15, 2011Henderson Convention Center, 200 S Water Street, Henderson, NV 89015Click here
Alamo, NVAugust 16, 2011Lincoln County Alamo Annex Meeting Room, 121 Joshua Tree Street, Alamo, NV 89001Click here
Reno, NVAugust 18, 2011Sparks High School Large Gym, 820 15th Street, Sparks, NV 89431Click here