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Release Date: 07/24/14
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News Release No. BMDO-2014-016

BLM Seeks Public Comments on the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Mule Canyon Spring Mitigation Project

Battle Mountain, NV – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Mount Lewis Field Office is seeking public comment on the Mule Canyon Spring Mitigation Project Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed spring development project located 15 miles east of Battle Mountain, Nevada.

Newmont Mining has submitted a proposed project as part of the mitigation plan for the Mule Canyon Mine. The plan includes constructing a livestock exclosure fence around two springs in the Argenta Allotment. A spring box would be placed in one of the two springs with a pipeline leading to a trough outside of the exclosure.

The comment period begins July 24, 2014 and ends August 24, 2014. Written comments received during this 30-day period will be considered during the decision-making process. The EA may be viewed at: or a printed copy can be picked up at the Battle Mountain District Office at 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, NV 89820. Questions and written comments can be mailed to Adam B. Cochran, Project Lead, or emailed to

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised, 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 from public review your personal identifying information, 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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