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Carson City District
Release Date: 06/21/12
Contacts: Lisa Ross , 775-885-6107 ,
News Release No. CCDO 2012-38

BLM Seeking Comments for Oil and Gas Leasing in Edwards Creek and Dixie Valleys

Carson City, Nev. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Stillwater Field Office, Carson City District, has prepared a Determination of NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) Adequacy (DNA) for leasing approximately 109,657 acres for oil and gas exploration and development in Edwards Creek Valley and Dixie Valley, Churchill County, Nevada. The BLM is accepting written comments until July 21, 2012.

The act of leasing does not directly result in surface disturbing activities, however leasing of oil and gas resources confers an implied right to the lessee to explore and/or develop the resource. A separate site-specific NEPA analysis would be required for any future exploration or development.

A copy of the DNA is available in the Carson City District BLM office and on the web at

Please send written comments to Angelica Rose, Planning and Environmental Coordinator, Stillwater Field Office, 5565 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, NV 89701. Comments may also be received by email at and should include “Oil and Gas Leasing” in the subject line.

Public comments submitted, including names and addresses of those who commented will be available for public review at the Carson City District BLM office during regular business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal information – may be publicly available at any time. While you ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. After the public review period had ended comments will be analyzed and considered part of the decision-making process.

If you have any questions or would to request a hard copy of the DNA, please contact Angelica Rose at (775) 885-6008.

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.

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