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BLM seeking public comment on Patua Geothermal Project in Churchill County

By ThisIsReno

BLM NEWS RELEASE

CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District-Stillwater Field Office, is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment (EA) for the Patua Geothermal Project proposed by Vulcan Power Company (VPC).  The BLM will accept public comments on the EA through close of business on Friday, November 12, 2010.

The Patua Geothermal Project is located approximately seven miles east of Fernley, Nevada, in Lyon and Churchill Counties, and approximately two miles west of Hazen adjacent to Alternate 50.

VPC is proposing to design, construct, and operate geothermal well pads and wells, geothermal fluid pipelines, transmission lines, and their associated access roads.  These facilities would be connected to a new 60 MW net geothermal power generation facility, to be located on a privately owned section of land within the Unit.  Upon completion of the analysis and decision, VPC would begin development of the proposed project components.  Once construction is finalized, utilization and power generation would begin.

The EA is available on-line at the project webpage:   http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/carson_city_field/blm_information/nepa/patua_vulcan_geothermal.html

For more information on the proposed project, please contact Desna Young, Planning & Environmental Coordinator, 775-885-6078.

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