Released On: December 21, 2011
Reclamation and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received applications for electric transmission from Sierra Pacific Power Company. BLM also received two separate geothermal utilization plans and applications permits from Ormat Technologies, Inc., and Vulcan Power Company. Together the three projects are referred to as the Salt Wells Energy Projects. The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was prepared by BLM, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act. As a cooperative agency, Reclamation used this EIS for its analysis of the overhead transmission line and buried fiber optic line that cross Reclamation managed lands and features.
The Project Area is located in the Salt Wells area of Nevada, southeast of Fallon, in Churchill County. The proposed transmission line and fiber optic line would be sited on a combination of private property, public land managed by the BLM and Newlands Project lands managed by Reclamation.
Reclamation’s Record of Decision (ROD) can be viewed at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=7951. If you encounter problems accessing the documents online, please call 916-978-5100 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Final EIS and BLM’s RODs can be viewed at http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/carson_city_field/blm_information/nepa/salt_wells_energy.html. For additional information, please contact Andrea Minor at 775-884-8366 or e-mail email@example.com.
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