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Sandman Exploration Project Preliminary EA Available for Public Comment…

Posted by Texas Mustang Project on March 25, 2010


Sandman Exploration Project Preliminary Environmental Assessment Available for Public Comment

Release Date: 03/12/10 Contacts: Lisa Ross, 775-623-1541, lisa_ross@blm.gov News Release No. 2010-12

Winnemucca, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Winnemucca District, Humboldt River Field Office has completed a preliminary environmental assessment (EA) for Newmont Mining Corporation’s “Sandman Exploration Project” Preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA). The BLM would appreciate receiving substantive comments on the EA by April 14, 2010.
The EA analyzes the impacts associated with the exploration activities planned under the proposed action which would expand notice-level and state reclamation permit activities located about 14 miles west to northwest of Winnemucca.
Newmont currently has approximately 59 acres of proposed or constructed surface disturbance under existing authorizations on public and private land within the project area. The proposal would add up to 441 acres of new surface disturbance to existing exploration activities, for a total of 500 acres, which includes public and private land. A copy of the EA is available for review at the Winnemucca District Office at 5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd., during regular business hours – weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The document may be reviewed online at
www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/wfo/blm_information/nepa0.html. Questions and written comments should be directed to: Kathleen Rehberg, project lead, BLM Winnemucca District, Humboldt River Field Office, 5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd., Winnemucca, NV 89445-2921. Comments may also be submitted by e-mail to wfoweb@nv.blm.gov. E-mail messages should include “Sandman Exploration Project” in the subject line.
For further information, please contact Kathleen Rehberg at (775) 623-1500.

Sandman Exploration Project = Newmont Mining Corporation The world’s largest gold producer with significant assets or operations on five continents. Includes business, operation and investor information.

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4 Responses to “Sandman Exploration Project Preliminary EA Available for Public Comment…”

  1. jan said

    is this the mine where the shoshone indians are filing against that will destroy their lands

  2. http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/nov2008/2008-11-24-02.asp – Lawsuit News Article
    http://www.barrick.com/GlobalOperations/NorthAmerica/default.aspx – Canadian Barrick Mining Company

    Best I got at the moment…

    Sandman Exploration Project Plan of Operations PEA, Pg 91…
    8 CONSULTATION AND COORDINATION Tribal Consultation
    On October 5, 2009, letters providing information relating to the Proposed Action were sent to the Winnemucca Indian Colony and the Summit Lake Paiute Tribe and on October 16, 2009, letters providing information relating to the Proposed Action were sent to the Fort McDermitt Paiute & Shoshone Tribe and the Lovelock Paiute Tribe. Additionally, follow-up phone calls were conducted to identify if the Tribes had any concerns about the Proposed Action, effects it may have on TCP or sacred sites, or if the Tribe would like to have formal government to government consultation relating to the proposed action.
    On October 15, 2009, an e-mail was received from Ron Johnny, of the Summit Lake Paiute Tribe, expressing that the Tribal Council was concerned with the Project relating to whether artifacts had been collected during the cultural resource inventories, protection of resources, pollution, and if tribal monitors would be utilized during the proposed activities. On November 12, 2009, Ron Johnny and Rachael Brown of the Summit Lake Paiute Tribe and Samuel Potter of the BLM visited the Project Area for a tour and to answer questions about the proposed Project.
    T.

  3. LOUIE COCROFT said

    I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW ALL OF THE TRIBES FEEL ABOUT THIS. THEY HAD BETTER BE VERY CAUTIOUS AND HAVE SOME EXCELLENT COUNSEL.

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