Public Scoping Open for Proposed Southwest Energy LLC Access Road

ELKO, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management, Elko District, Tuscarora Field Office (BLM) has opened public scoping for the proposed Southwest Energy LLC Emulsions Plant Secondary Access Road North of Carlin, Nevada.  Any input, recommendations and concerns will be used to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluating the impacts of construction and maintenance of the road. The scoping period ends August 13.

Southwest Energy, LLC (SWE) is proposing to construct and maintain a road on public land administered by the BLM to access an emulsion plant on private land. The access road will be a secondary access road required by Elko County. SWE is requesting a BLM Right-of-Way 9ROW) grant totaling approximately 4.1 acres. The 60-foot-wide ROW will include a 26-foot-wide running surface, ditches, berms, and a temporary construction area.

The BLM asks interested individuals to address all written comments to the BLM Elko District Office, 3900 Idaho Road, Elko, NV 89801, Attn: Elisabeth Puentes or fax them to (775) 753-0255. Comments may be submitted to e-mail address:

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be aware that your entire comment – including personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask the BLM in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be possible.

Additional information is online at

For more information, contact Elisabeth Puentes, BLM Project Manager, at (775) 753-0294 or


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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