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Lincoln County Land Act Groundwater Development and Utility Right-of-Way Project Final EIS

The Lincoln County Land Act Groundwater Development Project and Utility Right-of-Way Project Final EIS Notice of Availability (NOA) was published in the Federal Register (http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on May 1, 2009.  The NOA is an official legal notice that a federal agency has completed the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and it is ready for public distribution. Information about the availability of the Final EIS was also provided to local media in an official BLM news release.   

The Final EIS can be viewed on this website by clicking on the links below:


You can request to have a paper copy or CD of the Final EIS mailed to you from the BLM Nevada Groundwater Projects Office.  Please call 775-861-6681 for more information or send a request to nvgwprojects@blm.gov

The Final EIS was also available during the public review period at the following locations:

  • BLM Nevada State Office Public Room: 1340 Financial Blvd, Reno, NV 89502; 775-861-6500 
  • BLM Ely District Office Public Room: 702 North Industrial Way, Ely, NV 89301; 775-289-1800 
  • Pioche Library: 93 Main Street, Pioche, NV 89043
  • Caliente Library: 100 Depot Avenue, Caliente, NV 89008
  • Mesquite Library: 121 W First North Street, Mesquite, NV 89027
  • Nevada State Library and Archives: 100 North Stewart Street, Carson City, NV 89701

Public Comments

Public comments were accepted through June 1, 2009.  Although the 30-day availability period is not a formal public comment period, the BLM accepted and considered comments if they identify significant new circumstances or information relevant to environmental concerns and bear upon the proposed action.  Written comments were accepted through any of the following methods:

  • Via mail to Penny Woods, Project Manager, BLM Nevada Groundwater Projects Office, P.O. Box 12000, Reno, NV 89520
  • Via Fed-Ex to Penny Woods, Project Manager, BLM Nevada Groundwater Projects Office, 1340 Financial Blvd, Reno, NV 89502.  
  • Via fax at 775-861-6689
  • Via e-mail to nvgwprojects@blm.gov

The official comment form included a box at the top of the form that must be checked for BLM to withhold your name and address from public review; comments not submitted on an official comment form must have included a statement indicating that you wanted your name and address withheld. Please be aware that the Environmental Impact Statement and all of the materials associated with it are public documents that are subject to the Freedom of Information Act.  While you can ask us to withhold personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.  

Last updated: 01-08-2010