Bureau of Land Management seeks public comment on proposal to install pipeline in existing right-of-way in Southern Nevada

LAS VEGAS - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today released a draft Environmental Assessment and unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact analyzing Southwest Gas Corporation’s proposal to install 69.5 miles of new 24-inch diameter natural gas pipeline within an existing permanent right-of way. The comment period will end March 24, 2021. 

The project’s starting point is at the Southwest Gas existing pressure limiting station near Laughlin and the proposed alignment runs parallel to existing natural gas pipeline roughly following the U.S. Route 95 west of Searchlight and ending at the existing pressure limiting station just south of Henderson.

The Southern Transmission System Replacement is expected to be constructed in three phases over the next five to 10 years and have an overall life of 30 years. The pipeline’s construction workforce would average 15-20 workers.

The following information would be the most useful type of comments:

  • Is there additional information, data or analysis which should be considered?
  • Is information, data or analysis incorrect or not thoroughly considered?

“We look forward to receiving public input on the Southern Transmission System Replacement as we continue to evaluate this project,” said BLM Las Vegas Field Office Manager Shonna Dooman.

The draft environmental assessment and other relevant documents are available at https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2001377/510

Comments can be submitted in the following way online at https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2001377/510 or by mail using this address Southern Transmission System Replacement; Attn: Eric Benavides, BLM Las Vegas Field Office; 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive; Las Vegas, NV 89130.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 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 request to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, no guarantees can be made that we will be able to do so.

For more information, please contact Eric Benavides, realty specialist, at 702-515-5144. 

The BLM manages more than 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. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $111 billion in economic output across the country in fiscal year 2019—more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 498,000 jobs.

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