Bureau of Land Management Accepting Comments for Goldrush Mine Project

BATTLE MOUNTAIN, Nev. — The Mount Lewis Field Office is inviting public review and comment on the draft environmental impact statement for the Goldrush Mine Project proposed by Nevada Gold Mines, LLC, located within the Cortez Mining District, approximately 30 miles south of Beowawe in both Lander and Eureka Counties. 

The proposed project would include approximately 1,658 acres of new disturbance and approximately 1,024 acres of existing and previously authorized disturbance, for a total disturbance of approximately 2,682 acres. The mine would operate 24 hours-per-day, 365 days-per-year for approximately 24 years and employ approximately 570 people.

The publication of the Notice of Availability of the Draft EIS in the Federal Register on June 30, 2022 starts the public comment period, which ends August 15, 2022.

“Public review and comments on the draft are critically important to ensuring we are meeting our obligation to ensure that development on public lands is being done responsibly,” said Jon Sherve, Mount Lewis Field Office Manager.

Formal comments may be submitted in the following ways:

•    On-line via the ePlanning website, https://go.usa.gov/xsVs8 via the Participate Now tab.
•    By regular mail to: Scott Distel, BLM Project Manager, 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, NV 89820.
•    Email to sdistel@blm.gov. 
•    Fax via (775) 635-4034.

For more information, contact Scott Distel, Project Manager, at 775-635-4093. Individuals in the United States who are deaf, deafblind, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability may dial 711 (TTY, TDD, or TeleBraille) to access telecommunications relay services.     

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our 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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