DOI-BLM-OR-P000-2011-0003-EA

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NEPA Document Collection for: DOI-BLM-OR-P000-2011-0003-EA
EA at Newberry Caldera Geothermal Area for Geothermal/Well Field

EA for Newberry Volcano Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) Demonstration Project for Geothermal/Well Field

Proposed Action


Davenport and AltaRock (Proponents) propose to create an EGS Demonstration Project involving new technology, techniques, and advanced monitoring protocols for the purpose of testing the feasibility and viability of enhanced geothermal systems for renewable energy production.

The Project would utilize an existing well pad and existing deep geothermal well on federal geothermal lease OR40497 held by Davenport Newberry Holdings LLC. Nearby there would be 20 microseismic monitoring stations. All of these sites are on nationalforest system lands. Eleven of the sites would be on federal geothermal leases administered by the BLM, and 9 would be on lands that are administered by USFS (Table 1). If approved, drilling and installation of the downhole microseismic monitoring stations for the Project would begin in early 2012.


Data Completion Notes

Data entry complete.









 

Resource Analysis

Resource Not
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Comment Applicant
Proposed
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Mitigation
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.

Short term noise and seismic impacts are possible.

   
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.

Short term noise impacts are possible.

   
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.

Short term noise impacts are possible.

   
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.

Short term visibility of steam plume.

   
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.

 

   
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.

Seismicity may occur but modeling shows it would not be strong enough to damage any structures.