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Release Date: 04/22/14
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News Release No. ELKO 2014-027

BLM issues Finding of No Significant Impact on Eureka Pipeline Project

ELKO, Nev.— The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Elko District Office, Tuscarora Field Office signed a Decision Record (DR) and Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for a pipeline right of way in Eureka County, Nevada.

Prospector Pipeline Company will bury a 12-inch diameter pipe along an 18-mile route and deliver natural gas from the North Elko Pipeline to Newmont’s Leeville and Gold Quarry mines, providing a reliable supply of natural gas and eliminating the need for current seasonal propane usage. The project will improve energy efficiency, reduce emissions, and enhance safety. The pipeline requires a 100-foot wide temporary right-of-way (125 feet in areas where the slope is 20 percent or greater) during construction, and a 30-foot wide permanent right-of-way after construction is complete. The pipeline does not traverse any wild horse herd management areas.

The EA analyzes the impacts of constructing and operating an underground natural gas pipeline on public and private lands located in Eureka Counties. The EA is available for viewing online 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 Street      Elko, NV 89801  

Last updated: 04-17-2015