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BLM issues decision record for Sandman Exploration Project environmental assessment

By ThisIsReno

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE

WINNEMUCCA — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Winnemucca District, Humboldt River Field Office has issued a Decision Record and finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Newmont Mining Corporation’s Sandman Exploration Project.

The Decision will allow exploration activities planned under the proposed action which would expand notice-level and state reclamation permit activities located about 14 miles west to northwest of Winnemucca.

Newmont currently has approximately 59 acres of proposed or constructed surface disturbance under existing authorizations on public and private land within the project area.  The Sandman proposal would add up to 441 acres of new surface disturbance to existing exploration activities for a total of 500 acres on public and private land.

The document may be reviewed online at
www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/wfo/blm_information/nepa0.html.  A copy of the EA will be provided upon request, or is available for review at the Winnemucca District Office at 5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd., during regular business hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.

For further information, please contact Kathleen Rehberg at (775) 623-1500.

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