BATTLE MOUNTAIN — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) held two public comment meetings in January, and will continue to accept written public comments on the Eureka Moly, LLC proposed Mt. Hope Mine Project draft environmental impact statement (EIS) through March 1.
Public comment meetings were held Jan. 16 and 17, in Eureka and Crescent Valley. About 120 people attended the Eureka meeting and Crescent Valley had about 75 people in attendance.
The Mt. Hope proposal includes construction, operation and closure of a molybdenum mine and milling facility in Eureka County, about 23 miles northwest of Eureka. The proposed project includes a power transmission line, a water well field and associated mine-processing facilities. The project would be located on both public and private land. The surface disturbance associated with the proposed activities totals 8,318 acres, of which 8,056 acres are on public land and 262 acres are on private land.
Copies of the Draft EIS are available for review at the BLM Mount Lewis Field Office in Battle Mountain. The document also can be reviewed or downloaded online at www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/battle_mountain_field/blm_information/national_environmental.html.
Written comments can be sent to: Bureau of Land Management – ATTN: Angelica Rose, Mt. Hope Project – 50 Bastian Rd., Battle Mountain, NV, 89820 – Fax (775) 635-4034 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.