Bureau of Land Management seeks public comment on Draft Environmental Assessment for the Three Kids Mine Conveyance

LAS VEGAS – The Bureau of Land Management Las Vegas Field Office is seeking comment on the environmental effects of conveying the Three Kids Mine site to the City of Henderson which is authorized by the Three Kids Mine Remediation and Reclamation Act of July 25, 2014. The public will be able to provide comments on these documents during a 30-day period from November 18, 2022, through December 19, 2022. 

“This conveyance will meet the BLM Nevada State Director’s priority of supporting our local communities and economies,” said BLM Las Vegas Field Office Acting Field Manager, Coreen Francis. “The most helpful comments would be those that provide information that hasn’t been considered or raise an issue or concern with regards to the proposed action.”

The Three Kids Mine site consists of approximately 850.9 acres of BLM administered lands and is located approximately five miles northeast of the City of Henderson. The Three Kids Mine site is a former manganese and mill site that produced manganese nodules for the United States government from 1917 to 1961. The Three Kids Mine Remediation and Reclamation Act authorizes the sale of federal land and underlying federal mineral estate to the City of Henderson’s Redevelopment Agency to allow for environmental remediation and reclamation of the mine site.  Additional information for the cleanup located at the following link:


The draft environmental assessment and other relevant documents are available at https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2022267/510.

Comments can be submitted electronically through the National NEPA Register page at https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2022267/510 or by mail using this address Three Kids Mine Conveyance; Attn: Elizabeth Moody, BLM Las Vegas Field Office; 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive; Las Vegas, NV 89130. 

Before including your address, phone number, email, address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time.  While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.


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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