Environmental Assessment positive for Patua project of Gradient Resources

Environmental Assessment positive for Patua project of Gradient Resources Flow test at project site of Patua, Fenley/ Nevada (source: Gradient Resources)
Alexander Richter 15 Jun 2012

No significant impact seen for environmental assessment on the impacts of the Patua project phase II of Gradient Resources, a project in Carson County, Nevada.

Reported today from Nevada in the U.S., the “Bureau of Reclamation has signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for an Environmental Assessment (EA) on the impacts of various projects on Reclamation-managed lands as part of the Patua Geothermal Project Phase II.

Gradient Resources Inc., (GRI) has obtained the rights to federal geothermal leases issued by the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), for portions of the Patua Geothermal Project Phase II. The lease areas are located in Churchill and Lyon counties. BLM manages the subsurface geothermal resources underlying the federal leases in the project area, and Reclamation’s Lahontan Basin Area Office is the surface management agency. BLM oversees approval of the geothermal facilities on Reclamation-managed lands in consultation with Reclamation.

GRI is proposing to design, construct and operate geothermal well pads and wells, geothermal fluid pipelines, transmission lines and associated access roads. These facilities would be located on a combination of Reclamation-managed lands, BLM lands and private lands. A power-generating facility would be located on private lands. Reclamation will be reviewing and approving engineering designs for under-crossings of the Truckee Canal as well as crossings of two lateral canals and the Hazen Drain.

The EA for the project was jointly prepared by Reclamation and BLM’s Carson City District Office, pursuant to the national Reclamation/BLM Interagency Agreement, December 1982.”

Source and details: Lahonton Valley News