Tuesday, January 7, 2020

USA, Nevada: Public Scoping Begins for Proposed 40 MW San Emidio II - North Valley Geothermal Project

Comments Invited on Environmental Assessment for San Emidio II - North Valley Geothermal Project (BLM)

Ref: DOI-BLM-NV-W030-2020-0003-EA (San Emidio II - North Valley Geothermal)

The United States Department of Interior (DOI), Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Black Rock Field Office is preparing an environmental assessment (EA) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act.

Public Scoping begins January 6, 2020 and will close on February 10, 2020. More information is available in the Project Overview for Scoping document which is available below.

USG Nevada LLC, a subsidiary of Ormat Nevada, Inc. (collectively referred to as Ormat) is proposing the San Emidio II - North Valley Geothermal Development Project (Project), which includes two 20-megawatt closed-loop binary geothermal power plants, geothermal fluid production and injection wells and well pads, access roads, geothermal fluid pipelines, ancillary support facilities, and an overhead generation tie (gen-tie) powerline with associated facilities.

The Project proposes geothermal development in the San Emidio Geothermal Unit (SEGU; NVN-85820X), which encompasses approximately 20,400 acres of public lands managed by the BLM and private lands in Washoe County, Nevada.
The Public is invited to submit comments in writing on the proposal. Comments should be submitted by close of business on February 10, 2020, in order to be considered during development of the environmental assessment (EA).

Comments may be submitted using any of the following methods:
  • comment form 
  • email: blm_nv_wdo_sanemidioii@blm.gov with "San Emidio II UP/POD (Subia)" in the subject line
  • mail to Ms. Tai Subia at:

    Tai Subia, Project Lead
    BLM Winnemucca District Office
    5100 East Winnemucca Boulevard
    Winnemucca, Nevada 89445
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