The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest released the following yesterday:
The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest recently completed a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for geothermal leasing on around 615,230 acres on the Bridgeport, Austin, Tonopah, and Ely Ranger Districts. The goal of this proposal is to identify appropriate sources for clean and renewable energy while minimizing impacts to National Forest lands.
"Your comments, along with the environmental impact analysis, will help land managers determine whether to recommend the proposed geothermal leasing areas to the BLM," Jeanne Higgins, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Supervisor, said.
This DEIS has a 45-day comment period that begins today, December 30, 2011, the date that the Federal Register announced the availability of this document. Comments will be accepted until February 13, 2012. The full proposal, including maps of the proposed areas, is available online at http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/htnf/geothermal.
Total acres included on the Humboldt-Toiyabe’s Ranger Districts are: 602,115 acres on Bridgeport, 3,961 acres on Austin, 166 acres on Tonopah, and 3,538 acres on Ely.
Comments may be submitted online to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include "Geothermal EIS" in the subject line.
Written comments must be submitted to:
Keith Whaley, Project Manager, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Bridgeport Ranger District, HC 62 Box 1000, Bridgeport, CA 93517
Comments may also be hand-delivered to the Bridgeport Ranger Station,Highway 395 South, Bridgeport, CA, Attn: Keith Whaley. Office business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Comments may also be sent via facsimile to 760-932-5899.
Learn more about this release by contacting Keith Whaley, Project Manager, at 760-932-7070.
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