Bureau of Land Management Extends Public Scoping Period for Rhyolite Ridge Lithium-Boron Mine Project

TONOPAH, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management, Battle Mountain District, Tonopah Field Office will extend the public scoping period for the proposed Rhyolite Ridge Lithium-Boron Project by two weeks. The new deadline for submitting formal scoping comments is Feb. 3, 2023. 

  • Online via the ePlanning website, https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2012309/510 via the Participate Now tab. 
  • By regular mail to: Scott Distel, BLM Project Manager, 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, NV 89820. 
  • Email to BLM_NV_BMDO_TFO_NONRENEWABLE@blm.gov.  

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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Prudence Crampton