On May 2, 2022 the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada State Office published in the Federal Register a Notice of Intent announcing a 30-day public scoping period. During this 30-day public scoping period, the BLM also held workshops on the project in various locations throughout western Nevada. The 30-day public scoping period ended on June 1, 2022. The BLM is currently reviewing the public scoping comments received and will consider them when developing project alternatives and assessing the impacts associated with each of the alternatives. The BLM anticipates the release of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement in mid 2023.
The BLM will be preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the right-of-way application submitted by NV Energy for the Greenlink West Project. The Greenlink West Project would be a system of new 525-kilovolt (kV), 345-kV, 230-kV, and 120-kV electric transmission facilities on private, state, and federal lands between northern and southern Nevada.
The project will run from Las Vegas to Reno through Clark, Nye, Esmeralda, Mineral, Lyon, Storey and Washoe Counties. The map below shows the general route.
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Greenlink North Project:
The BLM Nevada State Office is evaluating two SF-299 applications [one application for a permanent right-of-way (ROW), one application for a short-term ROW] submitted by NV Energy for Transportation and Utility Systems and Facilities on Federal Lands. The proposed Greenlink North Project would span approximately 235 miles from Ely, Nevada to Yerington, Nevada through White Pine, Eureka, Lander, Churchill, and Lyon Counties and would involve construction of the following components:
• Robinson Summit 525/345-kV Substation Expansion
• New Lander 525/230-kV Collector Station
• New Fort Churchill-Robinson Summit 525-kV Transmission Line
• Fort Churchill 525/345-kV Substation Expansion
While the project is being evaluated in an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) as required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the project is in the preliminary NEPA phase of the project. The BLM is collecting data and soliciting public input and expects to publish a Notice of Intent to prepare the EIS in mid 2023 (officially kicking off the NEPA process).
The proposed Greenlink North Project would span approximately 235 miles from Ely, Nevada to Yerington, Nevada through White Pine, Eureka, Lander, Churchill, and Lyon.
If you have any questions, please contact Brian Buttazoni, Planning and Environmental Specialists by email at email@example.com or by phone at (775) 861-6491.