DOE-EA-1676

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NEPA Document Collection for: DOE-EA-1676
EA at Neal Hot Springs Geothermal Area for Geothermal/Power Plant,

Loan Guarantee for U.S. Geothermal's Neal Hot Springs Geothermal Facility in Vale, Oregon

General NEPA Document Info
Energy Sector Geothermal energy

Environmental
Analysis Type

EA

Applicant

US Geothermal Inc

Geothermal Area

Neal Hot Springs Geothermal Area

Project Location

Oregon

Project Phase

Geothermal/Power Plant

Techniques

Time Frame (days)
NEPA Process Time 542
Participating Agencies

Lead Agency

United States Department of Energy

Funding Agency

none provided

Managing District Office

none provided

Managing Field Office

none provided

Funding Agencies

none provided

Surface Manager

none provided

Mineral Manager

none provided
Selected Dates
Scoping Initiated Date 2008/06/08
Preliminary EA-EIS Date 2009/10/06
Decision Document Date 2009/12/02
Relevant Numbers
Lead Agency
Doc Number
DOE-EA-1676
Funding Agency
Doc Number
DOE-EA-1676

Proposed Action

Construction and startup of the U.S. Geothermal Neal Hot Springs 22MW electric power facility in Vale, Oregon.

US Geothermal would employ an innovative geothermal electricity production process which demonstrates an increase in power conversion efficiency up to 15 percent when compared to binary cycle systems currently available. The facility would use a non-toxic and non-flammable refrigerant in a closed-loop system with a gas scrubber to prevent the release of gas products to the atmosphere. These features would help to avoid air pollutants and anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases that would otherwise be produced to supply the energy through today's less efficient geothermal systems, The air cooled geothermal plant would have no direct emissions, and the indirect, and equivalent CO2 emissions from the Neal Hot Springs geothermal plant would be less than .04 pounds per kilowatt.


Data Completion Notes

FONSI only, no EA. Data complete 8/7.

8/27/2013. Andrew Gentile emailed Casey Strickland asking for EA file to be checked on DOE's website since it won't download.

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Resource Analysis

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Mitigation
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Mitigation
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.

 

   
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.

 

   
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.

 

   
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.

 

   
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.

 

   
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.

 

   
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.

 

   
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.

 

   
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.

 

   
Paleontological 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.

 

   
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.

 

   
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.

 

   
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.

 

   
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.

 

   
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.