DOI-BLM-ID-220-2009-EA-3709

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NEPA Document Collection for: DOI-BLM-ID-220-2009-EA-3709
EA at Raft River Geothermal Area for Geothermal/Exploration

Raft River Geothermal Drilling Project EA for Geothermal/Exploration

General NEPA Document Info
Energy Sector Geothermal energy

Environmental
Analysis Type

EA

Applicant

Agua Caliente, LLC
Consultant EMPSi

Geothermal Area

Raft River Geothermal Area

Project Location

Idaho

Project Phase

Geothermal/Exploration

Techniques

Exploration Drilling
Time Frame (days)
Participating Agencies

Lead Agency

BLM

Funding Agency

none provided

Managing District Office

BLM Twin Falls District Office

Managing Field Office

Burley Field Office

Funding Agencies

none provided

Surface Manager

BLM

Mineral Manager

BLM
Selected Dates
Application Date 2009/02/12
Application
Document Type
GPD
Scoping Initiated Date 2009/06/26
Preliminary EA-EIS Date 2009/11/05
Final EA-EIS Date
/Public Comment Period
2010/01/27
Relevant Numbers
Lead Agency
Doc Number
DOI-BLM-ID-220-2009-EA-3709
Lease Numbers

Proposed Action

The BLM Burley Field Office is proposing to approve five geothermal drilling permit applications that would authorize Agua Caliente LLC to initiate the exploration of geothermal resources under public lands covered by Federal geothermal lease No. IDI-35786. The project is located in Cassia County, Idaho, approximately 2 miles southwest of the townsite of Bridge in Township 15 South, Range 26 East, sections 13, 14, 22, and 23 (Figure 2-1).

Five well sites are proposed to be drilled on public land (Figure 2-2). All access roads would be located on-lease, and no right-of-way would be required. In addition to the five well sites, four well sites would be developed on private lands owned in-fee by Agua Caliente LLC. Development of wells on private lands does not require a BLM permit; however, it is included under the cumulative impact analysis section of this EA. The following sections describe the proposed activities that would be covered by the geothermal drilling permits.


Data Completion Notes

Data population is as complete as can be. Draft EA and Final EA dates are guesses based on contractor files. No information available on decision date (FONSI).


 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Resource Analysis

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

 

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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.

 

  imposed
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.

 

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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.

 

  imposed
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.

 

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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.

Also includes Vegetation measures

  imposed
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.

 

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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.

 

  imposed
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.

 

  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.

 

  imposed