Wednesday, December 23, 2015

USA, Nevada: Environmental Assessment Completed for Tungsten Mountain Geothermal Project

BLM seeking comments on Tungsten Mountain Geothermal Development Project

The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District, Stillwater Field Office, has completed an environmental assessment for the Tungsten Mountain Geothermal Development Project, proposed by Ormat.

The project area is in Churchill County, approximately 60 miles east of Fallon. Written comments on the assessment will be accepted until January 21. The BLM is also seeking public input under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act for the project. This includes seeking information and identifying historic properties in or near the Project area.

Ormat is proposing to construct, operate and maintain the Tungsten Mountain Geothermal Development Project. This environmental assessment analyzes the potential impacts from the proposed development of this project including:
  • The construction and operation of two geothermal power plants;
  • Up to 24 geothermal production and injection well pads and wells;
  • Geothermal fluid pipelines;
  • Build approximately 17 miles of a generation tie (gen-tie) line;
  • Construct access roads and ancillary facilities.
A copy of the EA is available at the Carson City District BLM Office and on the webpage at: Please send written comments to: Jason Wright, Tungsten Mtn. EA Project Lead, Stillwater Field Office, 5665 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, NV 89701. Comments may also be submitted electronically via the EA webpage (under the “Contact Information” section), via email to or via fax at (775) 885-6147 with the subject heading “Tungsten Mtn. Geothermal Development EA”. Comments, including identifying information, may be publicly available at any time.