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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

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Project: Glass Buttes Geothermal Exploration

Project Status: Planning Completed
Office Location: Burns
Resource Area: Burns DO
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-P040-2011-0021-EA  Environmental Assessment
Document Publish Date: 7/10/2013
Summary: This Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared to disclose and analyze the environmental effects of geothermal exploration projects (the Projects) proposed by Ormat Nevada Inc. (the Applicant) in Lake and Harney Counties, Oregon. The proposed Projects would involve the drilling, testing, and monitoring of up to 13 geothermal exploratory wells on public lands (Public Lands project) administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and up to three geothermal exploratory wells on private lands (Private Lands project) located near Glass Buttes, Oregon.
Public Review Start Date : N/A - Historic
Public Review End Date : N/A - Historic
Contact: Burns District Office
Contact Phone: 541-573-4400
Program Areas: Minerals
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-P040-2011-0021-EA  FONSI/Decision Record
Document Publish Date: 7/10/2013
Summary: Based on the analysis documented in the EA and Finding of No Significance (FONSI) the decision is to select Alternative C (EA, pages 2-31 to 2-42) with the exception ofthe extended timing restriction for testing activities from December 1 through March 1.
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : 7/10/2013
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : 8/11/2013
Contact: Burns District Office
Contact Phone: 541-573-4400
Program Areas: Minerals