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Elko District Office
Release Date: 03/04/14
Contacts: Lesli Ellis , 775-753-0386 ,
News Release No. ELDO 2014-020

BLM releases Environmental Assessment on proposed Eureka Pipeline Project

ELKO, Nev.— The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Elko District Office, Tuscarora Field Office released an Environmental Assessment (EA) on a proposed pipeline in northeastern Eureka County for a 15-day public review until March 19.

Prospector Pipeline Company is proposing to 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. The proposed pipeline would require 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 proposed 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 on the District’s website: under NEPA, Projects under National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Review. The EA will be posted for a 15-day review period after which the BLM will select the action(s) to be implemented and issue a decision.

If you have questions concerning the information presented in the EA, or if you would like to request a printed copy or CD of the document, please contact Elisabeth Puentes, Realty Specialist, via email at or by phone at (775) 753-0294.

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 St.      Elko, NV 89801  

Last updated: 04-17-2015