BLM completes Environmental Assessment for Mineral County Geothermal Lease Sale

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District has completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Mineral County Parcels, October 2017 Geothermal Lease Sale. The EA will be available for public review and comment through June 30, 2017. The BLM is also seeking public input under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act for the Project that includes identifying or providing information about historic properties in or near the Project parcel areas. 

The EA analyzes the impacts to the human and natural environment from leasing of geothermal resources on public lands located in Mineral County, Nevada. Issuance of geothermal leases confers on the lessee a right to future exploration and development of the resource within the lease area. However, leasing geothermal resources does not confer on the lessee the right to proceed with any ground-disturbing activities related to exploring for or developing geothermal resources.

The EA and associated documents are available at: during the public comment period. Please send written comments to Dave Schroeder, Geothermal Leasing Project Lead at 5665 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, Nevada, 89703, or fax at 775-885-6147, and email to: Comments should include “October 2017 Geothermal Lease EA” in the subject line.   

For more information, please contact Dave Schroeder or Angelica Rose at 775-885-6000 or at the above address. For input or questions regarding historic properties contact Jason Wright at 775-885-1615.  

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’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. 

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