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BLM extends public comment period for Dixie Meadows Geothermal Development Project

CARSON CITY – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District, has extended the public comment period for an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Dixie Meadows Geothermal Development Project.

The geothermal portions of the project are located within the Combined Dixie Meadows Geothermal Unit Area.  It also contains mineral rights to 760 acres of US Navy land known as the Lamb Mineral interests.  This project is located on public lands in Churchill and Pershing Counties, Nevada.

The BLM is also seeking public input under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act for the Project. This includes seeking information and identifying historic properties in or near the project area. Public comments have been extended an additional three weeks and will be accepted through June 30, 2017.

This EA analyzes the potential impacts from the proposed development of this project including the construction of up to two 30 Megawatt net rated geothermal power plants; drilling, testing, and operating up to 15 geothermal production and injection well sites and eight core hole sites; constructing and operating pipelines to carry geothermal fluid between well fields and the power plant(s); and constructing either a 120-kilovolt (kV) or a 230-kV gen-tie and associated structures.

A copy of the EA is available in the Carson City District BLM Office and on the project webpage at  https://bit.ly/2qWH2MK  Please send written comments to: Dave Schroeder, Dixie Meadows EA Project Lead, Stillwater Field Office, 5665 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, NV 89701.  Comments may also be submitted electronically via the EA webpage (under the "Contact Information" section), via email to blm_nv_ccdowebmail@blm.gov or via fax at (775) 885-6147 with the subject heading "Dixie Meadows Geothermal Development EA".

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment-including your personal information may be publicly available at any time. While you ask us in your comment to withhold personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. After the public review period has ended, comments will be analyzed and considered part of the decision-making process.

For more information, please contact Carla James at 775-885-6000 or at the above address. For input or questions regarding historic properties contact Jason Wright at 775-885-1615.