DOI-BLM-NV-C010-2009-0018-EA

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NEPA Document Collection for: DOI-BLM-NV-C010-2009-0018-EA
EA at Soda Lake Geothermal Area for Geothermal/Well Field

Environmental Assessment of Magma Energy Soda Lake Well 41B-33 for Geothermal/Well Field

General NEPA Document Info
Energy Sector Geothermal energy

Environmental
Analysis Type

EA

Applicant

Magma Energy

Geothermal Area

Soda Lake Geothermal Area

Project Location

Nevada

Project Phase

Geothermal/Well Field

Techniques

Production Wells
Time Frame (days)
Application Time 112
NEPA Process Time 3
Participating Agencies

Lead Agency

Bureau of Land Management

Funding Agency

none provided

Managing District Office

Carson City

Managing Field Office

Stillwater

Funding Agencies

none provided

Surface Manager

BOR

Mineral Manager

BLM
Selected Dates
Application Date 2009/04/09
Application
Document Type
POO
Scoping Initiated Date 2009/07/27
Decision Document Date 2009/07/30
Relevant Numbers
Lead Agency
Doc Number
DOI-BLM-NV-C010-2009-0018-EA
Serial Number NVN-013204X
Lease Numbers

Proposed Action

The purpose of the proposed action is to develop the geothermal resource within the Soda Lake Geothermal Unit area. The need for the proposed action is to increase the electrical generation capacity of the geothermal power plant. The proposed action includes the drilling of a directional production well into the subsurface of geothermal lease NVN-53372, to a depth of 9,500 feet within the boundaries of the approved Soda Lake Geothermal Unit, and located in the adjoining section to the west. The objective of the project is to encounter and test a deep geothermal resource in the Soda Lake Geothermal Unit.

Conditions of Approval

DECISION I approve the drilling project as described in the Proposed Action of EA-NV-030-07-006. This decision is contingent on meeting all geothermal lease stipulations and monitoring requirements listed below and in EA-NV-030-07-006, as well as the Operations Plan and state permits. Due to the subsurface circumstance no Conditions of Approval are attached to this FONSI/Decision Record.

Data Completion Notes

Data entry 8/7/2013.

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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.

 

   
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.

 

   
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.

No new surface disturba nce is proposed; therefore, there is no affect to cultural resources.

   
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.

 

   
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.

 

   
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.

 

   
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.

 

   
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.

 

   
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.

Should future project s of this type be located on public lands managed by BLM , then BLM sensitive species, M igratory B ird List of Concern, and game species would need to be addressed. These wildlife resources will not be carried forward in this EA since surface management belongs to Reclamation.

   
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.

No new surface disturbance is proposed; therefore, there is no affect to Native American Religious concerns.

   
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.

A review of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service electronic listing of federally listed threatened, endangered, proposed for listing, and candidate species was made to determine what species may be found in the project area (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2 007). None of the species listed are found in the project area.

   
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.

 

   
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.

 

   
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.

 

   
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.

 

   
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.

Should future project s of this type be located on public lands managed by BLM , then BLM sensitive species, M igratory B ird List of Concern, and game species would need to be addressed. These wildlife resources will not be carried forward in this EA since surface management belongs to Reclamation.

   
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.

Extracting and reinjection geothermal fluids involves a closed loop system that is not expected to result in significant impacts on groundwater or surface water resources.