Monday, June 10, 2019

USA, Nevada: Competitive Geothermal Lease Sale Scheduled for September 17, 2019

BLM Geothermal Lease Sale in Nevada (BLM)

The Bureau of Land Management Ely District is asking the public to review and provide comment on environmental documents associated with 21 parcels of public lands in White Pine County to be offered for lease at the September 2019 Competitive Geothermal Lease Sale. The 15-day public review and comment period concludes on Monday, June 24, 2019.

The BLM Ely District received nominations to lease 21 parcels (totaling approximately 74,994 acres) of public land for geothermal exploration and development. Leasing would occur in areas where geothermal development is allowed under the 2008 Ely District Resource Management Plan. The decision to offer parcels for lease does not authorize any drilling or development. Impacts of leasing the parcels are analyzed in the Preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA), in accordance with the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970. Lease stipulations identified in the Ely District Resource Management Plan are attached to the parcels to help protect certain resources.

A Competitive Geothermal Lease Sale is scheduled on September 17, 2019. Additional information about the sale including the sale notice and parcel list will be posted to as it becomes available.