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Project: Newberry Geothermal Exploration Project

Project Status: Planning Completed
Office Location: Prineville
Resource Area: Prineville DO
NEPA #: OR-050-07-075  Decision Record
Document Publish Date: 10/26/2007
Summary: On February 12, 2007 a Plan of Exploration was submitted to this office by Northwest Geothermal Company (NGC) to conduct exploratory drilling within two current leases in order to assess the potential for geothermal resource development near the Newberry National Volcanic Monument.
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : 10/26/2007
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : 12/01/2007
Contact: Prineville District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 416-6700
Program Areas: Minerals
NEPA #: OR-050-07-075  Decision Record
Document Publish Date: 10/26/2007
Summary: Vicinity Map and Question & Answer Document.
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : 10/26/2007
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : 12/01/2007
Contact: Prineville District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 416-6700
Program Areas: Minerals
NEPA #: OR-050-07-075  Environmental Assessment
Document Publish Date: 8/31/2007
Summary: This Environmental Assessment (EA) is prepared by the Prineville District of the USDI Bureau of Land Management (BLM), for the proposed Newberry Geothermal Exploration Project. This EA documents the site-specific environmental analysis of potential effects that could result from the implementation of the Proposed Action or No Action alternatives.
Public Review Start Date : 8/31/2007
Public Review End Date : 9/29/2007
Contact: Prineville District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 416-6700
Program Areas: Other
NEPA #: OR-050-07-075  Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Publish Date: 8/31/2007
Summary: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has conducted an environmental analysis (Newberry Geothermal Exploration Project Environmental Assessment (EA) No. OR-050-07-075. In this EA, the BLM is analyzing potential impacts of implementing a proposed Plan of Exploration (POE), including amendments, to explore geothermal resources within the Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District of the Deschutes National Forest, Deschutes County. BLM is the lead agency responsible for management and administration of federal geothermal leases and subsurface activities. The USDA Forest Service is the agency responsible for managing activities that occur on National Forest lands; therefore, the Deschutes National Forest has a role as a cooperating agency in this environmental analysis.
Contact: Prineville District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 416-6700
Program Areas: Other