Thursday, June 8, 2017

USA, Nevada: Environmental Assessment for Dixie Meadows Geothermal Project - Public Comment Period Extended

BLM extends public comment period for Dixie Meadows Geothermal Development Project (News Release)

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District, has extended the public comment period for an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Dixie Meadows Geothermal Development Project. 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. Public comments have been extended an additional three weeks and will be accepted through June 30, 2017.

This EA analyzes the potential impacts from the proposed development of this project including the construction of up to two 30 Megawatt net rated geothermal power plants; drilling, testing, and operating up to 15 geothermal production and injection well sites and eight core hole sites; constructing and operating pipelines to carry geothermal fluid between well fields and the power plant(s); and constructing either a 120-kilovolt (kV) or a 230-kV gen-tie and associated structures.