BLM seeks public comments on Water Transmission Project

BLM NEWS RELEASE

BATTLE MOUNTAIN —  The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Mount Lewis Field Office is seeking public input on an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Battle Mountain Water Transmission Project.

The EA analyzes the impacts from construction of a six-mile long underground water line and associated water storage tanks, wells, a power line and a service road.  Of the entire project, only 1.5 miles will cross public land in two locations, requiring a right-of-way which would be authorized under the authority of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended.  The remainder of the project will be located on private land.

The EA identifies, describes and evaluates resource protection measures that would mitigate the possible impacts of project construction and operation, in conformance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Council on Environmental Quality regulations for implementing NEPA.

The EA is available for public review online at:  http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/battle_mountain_field/blm_information/national_environmental.Html

Written comments should be submitted before close of business on June 18, 2010 to Chuck Lane, BLM Battle Mountain District, 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, NV 89820.

For additional information or to obtain a hard copy of the EA, please contact Chuck Lane, or Angelica Rose, at (775) 635-4000.

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