BLM-NV-WN-ES-08-01-1310, NV-020-08-01

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NEPA Document Collection for: BLM-NV-WN-ES-08-01-1310, NV-020-08-01
EA at Blue Mountain Geothermal Area for Geothermal/Power Plant

Blue Mountain Geothermal Well Field and Power Plant EA

General NEPA Document Info
Energy Sector Geothermal energy

Environmental
Analysis Type

EA

Applicant

Nevada Geothermal Power
Consultant Environmental Management Associates

Geothermal Area

Blue Mountain Geothermal Area

Project Location

Nevada

Project Phase

Geothermal/Power Plant

Techniques

Downhole Techniques, Well Testing Techniques, Drilling Techniques, Development Drilling
Comments Power Plant on Adjacent Private lands
Time Frame (days)
NEPA Process Time 380
Participating Agencies

Lead Agency

BLM

Funding Agency

United States Department of Energy

Managing District Office

Winnemucca

Managing Field Office

Humboldt River

Funding Agencies

none provided

Surface Manager

BLM

Mineral Manager

BLM
Selected Dates
Application
Document Type
POO, POU, POD, ROW
Scoping Initiated Date 12/3/2006
Final EA-EIS Date
/Public Comment Period
2007/12/18
Decision Document Date 2007/12/18
Relevant Numbers
Lead Agency
Doc Number
BLM-NV-WN-ES-08-01-1310, NV-020-08-01
Funding Agency
Doc Number
DOE/EA-1746
Serial Number NV-020-08-01
Lease Numbers

Proposed Action

NGP is proposing a geothermal development project which includes the construction and operation of power generation facilities, geothermal fluid production and injection well pads and wells, access roads, geothermal fluid pipelines, groundwater production wells, an electrical transmission line and switching station, and support facilities.

NGP submitted an application (N-82701) and Plan of Development (PoD) to the BLM Winnemucca Field Office (WFO), for approval of a right-of-way (ROW) for those portions of the transmission line located on public lands managed by the BLM. SPPCo submitted an application (N-83479) to the BLM WFO for approval of a ROW for the electrical switching station to be built at the point of interconnection of the NGP transmission line with the existing SPPCo transmission line.

An Operations Plan was submitted for approval to drill and test geothermal wells proposed on public land (within federal geothermal lease NVN-58196) which would be used for the project. A Utilization Plan was submitted for approval of utilization facilities proposed on public land to be used for the project. Geothermal Drilling Permits (GDPs) will be submitted for downhole casing and cementing engineering approval for each well as the project progresses.


Data Completion Notes

8/2: Data reviewed for completion

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Resource Analysis

Resource Not
Present
Present,
Not
Affected
Present,
Potentially
Affected
Not
Indicated
Comment Applicant
Proposed
Mitigation
Agency
Imposed
Mitigation
Air Quality
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed  
Areas of Critical Environmental Concern
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

The proposed project is not located in or near any ACECs (BLM WFO 2002).

   
Cultural Resources
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed  
Environmental Justice
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

There are no environmental justice issues associated with the project (BLM WFO 2002).

   
Floodplains
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

The proposed project is not located in any FEMA-designated floodplains.

   
Invasive, Nonnative Species
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed imposed
Migratory Birds
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

  imposed
Native American Concerns
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

   
Prime or Unique Farmlands
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

The proposed project is not located in or near any prime or unique farmlands (BLM WFO 2002).

   
Threatened and Endangered Species
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

   
Wastes Hazardous or Solid
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

  imposed
Water Quality
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed imposed
Wetlands and Riparian Zones
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

There is no riparian habitat within the geothermal operations area or along the transmission line corridor (Covert 2007)

   
Wild and Scenic Rivers
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

The proposed project is not located in or near any wild and scenic rivers (BLM WFO 2002).

   
Wilderness
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

The proposed project is not in or adjacent to any wilderness area (BLM WFO 2002).

   
Geology and Minerals
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

   
Soils
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed  
Vegetation
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed imposed
Wildlife Resources
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

   
Fisheries Resources
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

The proposed project is not located in or near any fisheries.

   
Range Resources
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

   
Recreation
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

   
Visual Resources
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed imposed
Social Values
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

No social values would be affected by the project.

   
Economic Values
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

   
Water Quantity
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed imposed
Lands and Realty
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

   
Special Status Species
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

   
Fire Resources
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed  
Noise
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed