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Tonopah Field Office
Release Date: 09/13/12
Contacts: Bruce Andersen , 775-482-7844 ,
News Release No. BMDO 2012-29

BLM Seeks Public Comments on Preliminary Environmental Assessment for the Tough Mudder Special Recreation Permit

Tonopah, NV — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Tonopah Field Office is seeking public comments on the Preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) for a Special Recreation Permit application from Tough Mudder, LLC, to conduct a team endurance run and obstacle course near Beatty, NV, in Nye County. The event is scheduled for October 6-7, 2012. The event, staged primarily on private land, would allow runners to use a narrow course across segments of public land to extend the course to the desired total distance. All staging and support facilities for the event and most obstacles would be located on private land. The comment period will end September 27.

Comments received during the comment period will be analyzed and considered during the decision-making process. The Preliminary EA may be viewed at Questions and written comments should be mailed to Thomas J. Seley, Tonopah Field Manager, 1553 South Main, P.O. Box 911, Tonopah, NV 89049 or emailed to Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 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.

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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Last updated: 04-14-2015