Clark, Lincoln, and White Pine Counties Groundwater Development Project
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Clark, Lincoln, and White Pine Counties Groundwater Development Project EIS Record of Decision

The Record of Decision (ROD) is a written public record identifying and explaining the reasoning for the decision on the Proposed Action.  The ROD must include:

  • The decision that is made
  • The reason for the decision, including a discussion of the factors that the decision-maker must balance when coming to a conclusion (such as economic and technical factors, the mission of the agency, laws and regulations affecting the decision, and consideration of national policies)
  • The alternatives that were considered
  • Identification of environmentally preferable alternative(s)
  • Mitigation measures that were proposed in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and are now adopted into the ROD; if mitigation measures are not adopted, the reasoning should be explained in the ROD
  • Explanation of any monitoring and enforcement program(s) that is adopted into the ROD

The Clark, Lincoln, and White Pine Counties Groundwater Development Project EIS ROD will publish in the Federal Register on December 28, 2012 and will be provided to BLM mailing list recipients, local media, and on this website.  The Notice of Availability (NOA) is an official legal notice that a federal agency has issued the ROD.  Record of Decision NOAs are not required by NEPA unless the action has effects of national concern.  A NOA for the ROD has been issued for this project and published in the Federal Register (http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html).

Links to the Record of Decision


Main Document

Attachment A: Errata Notices

Attachment B: SNWA Conceptual POD and Legal Descriptions

Attachment C: Project Terms and Conditions (including treatment of mitigation outside BLM authority and additional survey requirements)

Attachment D: COM Plan Framework

Attachment E:USFWS Biological Opinion

Attachment F: Letter of Concurrence regarding preparation of a Bird Conservation Strategy for Compliance with the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act

Attachment G: Section 106 Programmatic Agreement

Attachment H: Final Environmental Impact Statement Comments


If you would like a hard copy of the Record of Decision (with a CD of the attachments), please contact Kim Dow at 775-861-6681 or nvgwprojects@blm.gov.

To be added to the mailing list and begin receiving project newsletters and information about the EIS, please e-mail your address to nvgwprojects@blm.gov or call Kim Dow at 775-861-6681.  Please note that our mailing list does not accommodate e-mail; a mailing address is required to place you on the list.

Last updated: 12-27-2012