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FOR RELEASE: Friday, April 20, 2007
CONTACT: Chris Hanefeld (775) 289-1842

BLM Seeks Public Comment on White Pine Energy Station Project Draft EIS

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely Field Office has released the White Pine Energy Station Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for public comment.

The BLM has scheduled two public comment meetings in Nevada from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., with a brief presentation at 6 p.m. Dates and locations are:

§ Tuesday, May 8, Bristlecone Convention Center, 150 6th St., Ely

§ Wednesday, May 9, Airport Plaza, 1981 Terminal Way, Reno

The formal public comment process concludes at 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 19, 2007. Interested individuals should address all written comments to the Assistant Field Manager for Nonrenewable Resources, BLM Ely Field Office, HC 33 Box 33500, Ely, Nev., 89301.

The DEIS analyzes potential impacts that the up-to 1,600-megawatt coal-fired, electric power plant and associated facilities would have on human, natural and cultural resources, as well as to determine what measures would be necessary to mitigate or reduce said impacts. The electric power-generating facility, proposed by White Pine Energy Associates, LLC, would be located in the Steptoe Valley Hydrographic Basin, approximately 34 miles north of Ely, in White Pine County, Nev.

The 30-day public scoping period for the White Pine Energy Station Project was completed in September 2004. The BLM prepared the Draft EIS with assistance from CH2MHill.

For more information contact Doris Metcalf, BLM Ely Field Office lead realty specialist, at (775) 289-1800.


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