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Elko District Office
Release Date: 01/12/12
Contacts: Lesli Ellis , 775 , 753-0386
News Release No. 2012-011

BLM seeks input on pipeline project

ELKO, Nev.— The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Elko District Office, seeks public input on a proposed pipeline from Ruby Pipeline’s main line to Barrick Goldstrike’s operations in northern Elko county.

Energy Operations Management (EOM), based in Sacramento, Calif., has proposed constructing an approximate 24-mile, 8-12 inch natural gas pipeline from the Ruby Pipeline at a main line valve near Willow Creek Reservoir to the mill at Barrick Goldstrike.

Specialists within the BLM have coordinated with EOM representatives to generate a pipeline route that would minimize impacts to sage grouse leks, cultural resources along Boulder Creek and riparian values along China Creek. EOM is requesting a temporary Right-Of-Way (ROW) for construction of an 80-foot width over public lands with a permanent ROW of 30-foot after construction. A map of the proposed route can be viewed at under NEPA, Projects under National Environmental Policy Act review.

An environmental assessment is being developed for this project. Input on this project will be accepted until Feb. 29 by contacting Kirk Laird, Special Projects Manager, at (775) 753-0272 or by email at

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Elko District Office   3900 E. Idaho St.,      Elko, NV 89801  

Last updated: 04-14-2015