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Battle Mountain District - Tonopah Field Office
Release Date: 11/06/13
Contacts: Wendy Seley , 775-482-7805  
News Release No. BMDO 2014-02

BLM Seeks Public Comments on the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Mt. Moriah Cemetery Direct Land Sale

Tonopah, NV -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Battle Mountain District, Tonopah Field Office, is seeking public comments on the Environmental Assessment (EA) associated with the proposed conveyance of 7.5 acres of public lands within and around the Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Nye County.

The Mt. Moriah Cemetery EA identifies, describes, and evaluates possible direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of the proposed sale of public lands located one-half mile west of the town of Manhattan. Nye County has requested a direct sale of the land so they may expand the cemetery which is currently at capacity.

The 45-day comment period begins on November 5 and will close on December 20, 2013. Written comments received during this period will be considered during the decision-making process. The EA may be accessed through a link under “Links of Interest” on the Battle Mountain District’s webpage at: Printed copies of the EA are available at the Tonopah Field Office, 1553 S. Main Street, Tonopah, NV.

Comments may be submitted in writing to: BLM Tonopah Field Office, Attn: Wendy Seley, P.O. Box 911, Tonopah, NV 89049. Comments may also be submitted by fax at (775) 482-7810 (Attn: Wendy Seley) or by e-mail at

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 the 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.

Battle Mountain District - Tonopah Field Office   1553 S. Main Street, Tonopah, NV 89049  

Last updated: 04-20-2015