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Solar energy project EPI available for review
by Tribune Staff
Nov 27, 2010 | 637 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
TONOPAH — The Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Tonopah Solar Energy’s proposed Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project near Tonopah in Nye County is available for review. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) anticipates issuing a decision 30 days following the publication of the Environmental Protection Agency Notice of Availability in the Federal Register on Nov. 19. The wait period will end Dec. 20.

The BLM’s Notice of Availability published in the Federal Register on Friday. The Final EIS documents are available online at the BLM Battle Mountain District Office website: www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/battle_mountain_field.html. Printed copies of the Final EIS are available for review at the BLM offices in Tonopah, Battle Mountain and Reno.

Tonopah Solar Energy is seeking approval for a 2,094-acre right-of-way to construct and operate a concentrated solar thermal power plant facility in the southern portion of the Big Smoky Valley, north of U.S. Highway 95/6 along the Gabbs Pole Line Road (Highway 89). The proposed concentrated solar thermal power plant facility would operate for about 30 years and is designed to have a nominal capacity of 100 megawatts.

The EIS analyzes the potential impacts to area resources, which include, but are not limited to, Dark Sky attributes, air, water, cultural, visual and wildlife.

For more information or to obtain a printed copy of the document, call Timothy Coward, at (775) 482-7830, or e-mail timothy_coward@blm.gov.
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