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CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District Office-Sierra Front Field Office, in cooperation with Great Basin Wind LLC, anticipates beginning the environmental impact statement (EIS) process for proposed New Comstock Wind Energy Project during mid 2011.  

The proposed wind energy project, first proposed in 2008 and still considered in the scoping phase, would be located in the Virginia Range north of Carson City.

Great Basin Wind currently is conducting a third year of environmental studies for the proposed project and also is revising its right-of-way application by altering the specific BLM-administered lands proposed to be used for the wind energy development and the number/location of specific wind turbines. This is being done primarily to address concerns raised by the public during early project scoping in late 2008 and early 2009. This revised proposal (including a revised project map) will be presented to the public and cooperating agencies during mid 2011 (meeting sites/locations are yet to be determined).

Federal, state and local agencies and other individuals or organizations that may be interested in or affected by the BLM decision on the project are being urged to participate in the EIS process. It is important that those interested in the proposed activities participate in the scoping and commenting processes of the EIS.

For more information, visit the project website at http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/carson_city_field/blm_programs/planning/new_comstock_wind.html. To have your name added to the New Comstock Wind Energy Project EIS mailing list, contact Colleen_Sievers@blm.gov, newcomstockwind@blm.gov or (775) 885-6000.
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