ePlanning DOI-BLM-CA-D090-2018-0037-EA (Phase III Exploration Drilling Program)  
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NEPA Project Summary 
NEPA #:  DOI-BLM-CA-D090-2018-0037-EA Status:  Completed
Project Name:  Phase III Exploration Drilling Program Decision Date: 
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Start Date:  08/09/2018    
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Project Description:
The Proposed Action consists of an exploratory drilling program that includes approximately 87 drill pads, each targeted to a depth of approximately 1,500 feet, and roads on approximately 2.8 acres of patented lands and approximately 16.6 acres of unpatented claims; a total of approximately 19.4 acres rounded up to 20 acres (refer to Figure 3). Table 1 below lists the existing Phase I and Phase II, and planned Phase III disturbance acreages. To the extent possible, planned pads and roads will utilize existing disturbed areas as well as previously constructed pads and roads that are have been reclaimed in the past in order to limit new impacted areas.

National Historic Preservation Act Final Determination: " No Historic Properties affected."
Responsibilities under the National Historic Preservation Act for the proposed activity are complete.
Project Location:
The Project Area is located approximately 18 miles southeast of Nipton, within portions of Section 13, 23, 24, and 25 of Township 14 North, Range 17 East, and portions of Section 18, 19, and 30 of Township 14 North, Range 18 East, San Bernardino Base and Meridian (SBBM). The Project Area is accessed via Walking Box Ranch Road, which is connected to Nipton Road (State Route 164), located approximately 14 miles north of the Project Area.
Project Lead:  William Webster    
Phone Number:  (760) 326-7008    
Email Address:  wwebster@blm.gov    
Office(s):  Needles FO Lead Office:  Needles FO
Counties:  San Bernardino    
Program(s):  Mining Subprogram(s):  Hard Rock (gold, silver, copper, uranium, etc.)
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Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Participation
Environmental Analysis 09/11/2018 Environmental Analysis (7840 KB) 
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FONSI 09/11/2018 FONSI (354 KB) 
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Decision Record 09/11/2018 Decision Record (359 KB) 

Last Updated:  09/11/2018 15:37:38 MDT