Reclamation Solicits Input on the Lahontan Substation Rebuild and Upgrade Project, Churchill County, Nevada

Media Contact: Pete Lucero, MP Region Public Affairs Officer, 916-978-5100

For Release: October 24, 2013

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Bureau of Reclamation is soliciting comments for the preparation of an environmental assessment for the proposed Lahontan Substation Rebuild and Upgrade Project.

NV Energy has applied to Reclamation for a right-of-way to rebuild the Lahontan electrical substation on a new site about half mile northeast of Lahontan Dam and about 200 feet to the northeast of the existing substation, on land under Reclamation jurisdiction in Churchill County, Nev.

Upon project approval and once the new substation is constructed, the existing substation would be removed. Reclamation is preparing an EA to assess the potential environmental impacts resulting from the proposed project. The EA will form the basis for Reclamation’s decision to issue or deny the right-of-way grant requested.

Public comment on the project will help identify any potential environmental issues, concerns and alternatives that should be addressed in the EA. Public participation will continue as the environmental process proceeds.

Reclamation encourages public participation in this scoping process. Written comments may be submitted through Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, by mail to Julia Long, Bureau of Reclamation, 705 N. Plaza Street, Suite 320, Carson City, NV 89701, faxed to 775-882-7592 or emailed to For additional information, please contact Long at 775-884-8372.

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