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NEPA Project Summary 
NEPA #:  DOI-BLM-NV-W010-2013-0058-CX Status:  Completed
Project Name:  Permanent Abandoned Mine Land Closures - Quicksilver Mine FY2013 Decision Date:  08/07/2013
EIS OEPC #:  FONSI Date: 
Applicant:  Bureau of Land Management (BLM)/Nevada Division of Minerals (NDOM)    
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Project Description:
Eleven (11) abandoned mine land (AML) hazards located on BLM land in Pershing County, Nevada, are to be closed. This is a joint project between the BLM and the NDOM. Cultural resource inspections have been conducted at each of the sites by the Great Basin Institute. The Nevada Department of Wildlife conducted biological surveys at each of the sites in March 2012. Bat surveys indicated a need for bat compatible closures for up to seven (7) of the eleven (11) locations. The remaining four (4) sites would be closed permanently by backfilling with waste rock materials and/or foam closure. For this project, NDOM has identified the types of hazards in two categories: 1) Adits/Inclines/Declines, and 2) Shafts. The identified hazards associated with each type are as follows: 1) Adits/Inclines/Declines: PE-0629, PE-0691, PE-0692, PE-0694, PE-0783, PE-0786, PE-0787, PE-0804 (8 total) 2) Shafts: PE-0630, PE-0690, PE-0693 (3 total) Total AML Closures: 11 All closure work would be completed by NDOM and their contractor, Environmental Protection Services. Existing access roads would be used. Where no roads access the sites, materials would be brought in via helicopter. Closures would occur over the next several months depending on weather conditions.
Project Location:
T. 27 N., R. 34 E., sec. 32 T. 26 N., R. 34 E., sec. 4
 
Project Lead:  Douglas R Rowles    
Phone Number:  (775) 623-1503    
Email Address:  drowles@blm.gov    
Office(s):  Humboldt River FO Lead Office:  Humboldt River FO
Counties:  Pershing    
 
Program(s):  Minerals Special Interest(s): 
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Document Name Publication Date  
CX Documents for Permanent Abandoned Mine Land Closures - Quicksilver Mine FY13 08/07/2013  
     

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