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BLM Seeking Public Comments on McCoy II Geothermal Exploration Project

By ThisIsReno

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District-Stillwater Field Office is seeking public comments on an environmental assessment (EA) for the McCoy II Geothermal Exploration Project proposed by Magma Energy (U.S.) Corporation.  The BLM will accept public comments on the EA through close of business on Aug. 18, 2011.

 The proposed geothermal exploration project is in the northern area of Edwards Creek Valley, in Churchill County, 70 miles northeast of Fallon, Nev.  The EA analyzes potential impacts from the proposed exploration and testing activities proposed by Magma.  The primary objective of the project is to further evaluate the characteristics of the geothermal resources in the McCoy II Project area.  The proposed activities include constructing new access roads, upgrading existing access roads, constructing up to 19 well pads, drilling and completing slim wells and/or exploration wells, and flow testing exploration wells to determine commercial potential.

 The EA is available on-line at: www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/carson_city_field/blm/nepa.html.  Written comments should be address to Steve “Chip” Kramer, Planning & Environmental Coordinator, BLM Stillwater Field Office, 5665 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, NV 89701.  Comments may also be sent via e-mail to [email protected].

 For more information, please contact Steve Kramer at 775-885-6005.