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Release Date: 06/10/14

BLM Seeks Public Comments on Rockwood Lithium Inc.'s Proposed Goat Island Mineral Material 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 Rockwood Lithium Inc.’s proposal to purchase and extract rip rap and clay material from existing pits near Silver Peak, NV.

The EA identifies, describes, and evaluates possible direct, indirect and cumulative impacts of extracting 20,000 cubic yards of rip rap and 20,000 cubic yards of clay material per year over a five year period.

The 30-day public comment period ends on July 5, 2014. Written comments received during this period will be considered during the decision-making process. The EA is available at Hardcopies 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: William Coyle, P.O. Box 911, Tonopah, NV 89049. Comments may also be submitted by fax at (775) 482-7810 (Attn: William Coyle) 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.

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Last updated: 04-17-2015