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EA-1921: Final Environmental Assessment

Silver Peak Area Geothermal Exploration Project Environmental Assessment, Esmeralda County, NV

This EA evaluates the potential environmental impacts of a BLM porposal to determine subsurface temperatures, confirm the existence of geothermal resources, and confirm the existence of a commercial geothermal reservoir at the proposed well sites within federal geothermal lease N-87008. The proposed project would consist of well and drill pad site preparation and the drilling and testing of two observation wells and four full-sized geothermal wells. The proposed geothermal wells EA would be located approximately one mile east of the community of Silver Peak, Nevada and approximately 55 miles travel distance southwest of Tonopah, Nevada.