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Record of Decision

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Winnemucca District has signed the Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and the Plan of Operations Authorization for Hycroft Resources and Development, Inc.’s (HRDI) Hycroft Mine Phase II Expansion Project (Project).  This is one document and can be found under the "Documents" tab. 

HRDI has requested authorization from the
 United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS or the Service) to remove inactive golden eagle nests and to obtain a 30-year incidental take permit for golden eagles under the Eagle Act. 


 
 
 
 

The existing Hycroft Mine is located approximately 55 miles west of Winnemucca in Humboldt and Pershing Counties, Nevada.The expansion consists of expanding mining and ore processing activities including expanding the existing Brimstone Pit below the pre-mining groundwater table, extending mining from 2024 to 2039, extending ore processing activities until 2041, and constructing a tailings storage facility. In addition, the Project would affect eagle nests and territories; therefore, HRDI has requested authorization from the USFWS to remove inactive (i.e., outside of the nesting season) golden eagle nests and for incidental disturbance take which would result in the loss of golden eagle breeding territories. HRDI has requested authorization from the Service to remove inactive golden eagle nests and to obtain a 30-year incidental take permit for golden eagles under the Eagle Act. The proposed expansion total mine-related surface disturbance would increase by 8,737 acres, from approximately 6,144 acres to 14,881 acres.
  
Should you have any questions on this project, please contact Mark Hall, Black Rock Field Office Field Manager, at mehall@blm.gov or 775-623-1500. 
 

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