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DOE-EA-1116
Applicant Exergy, Inc. +
CompletionNotes 5/21/2014: added Decision Date based on si
5/21/2014: added Decision Date based on signature date on final page of the EA. For the convenience of future reviewers, the latest date I can find on the 1998 application attachments is 5/21/1998. Many of the application documents for the 1993 EA application appear to be dated Nov/Dec 1993. MB Data entry complete 8/15. KERMIT: Need to add Public Health and Safety as a Resource
add Public Health and Safety as a Resource  +
EnergyTechnology Geothermal energy  +
EnvironmentalAnalysisType EA +
FundingAgency United States Department of Energy +
GeothermalArea Steamboat Springs Geothermal Area +
GeothermalDevelopmentPhases Geothermal/Power Plant + , Geothermal/Well Field + , Geothermal/Grid Connection +
LeadAgency United States Department of Energy +
ManagingDistrictOffice Golden Field Office +
ManagingFieldOffice Golden Field Office +
NEPA-Name Kalina Geothermal Demonstration Project EA for Geothermal/Power Plant, Geothermal/Well Field, Geothermal/Transmission  +
NEPA Completion Notes 5/21/2014: added Decision Date based on si
5/21/2014: added Decision Date based on signature date on final page of the EA. For the convenience of future reviewers, the latest date I can find on the 1998 application attachments is 5/21/1998. Many of the application documents for the 1993 EA application appear to be dated Nov/Dec 1993. MB Data entry complete 8/15. KERMIT: Need to add Public Health and Safety as a Resource
add Public Health and Safety as a Resource  +
NEPA DecisionDocumentDate February 22, 1999  +
NEPA FundingAgencyDocNumber DOE/EA-1116  +
NEPA LeadAgencyDocNumber DOE/EA-1116  +
NEPA PreliminaryEA-EISDate April 28, 1998  +
NEPA Proposed Action Exergy, Inc (Exergy), proposes to construc
Exergy, Inc (Exergy), proposes to construct and operate a 6-megawatt (MW), advanced binary, geothermal power plant. The development of this power plant includes geothermal production and injection wells, as well as ancillary facilities [such as on-site access road(s) and electric transmission lines interconnected to existing geothermal power plants]. The proposed site to be developed is approximately 16 kilometers (km) [(10 miles (mi)] southeast of Reno in Washoe County, Nevada. The proposed geothermal power plant and associated components, using the KCS 11 technology, are known as the Kalina Geothermal Demonstration Project (KGDP). The proposed KGDP would be located on a private leasehold known as the Harvey (formerly "Giusti") parcel within the jurisdiction of Washoe County. The Harvey parcel is approximately 24 hectares (ha) (60 acres) in Section 29 of Township 18 North, Range 20 East.
on 29 of Township 18 North, Range 20 East.  +
NEPA Resource Analysis - Present, Potentially Affected Geothermal/Vegetation + , Geothermal/Wildlife Resources + , Geothermal/Special Status Species + , Geothermal/Cultural Resources + , Geothermal/Public Health and Safety +
NEPA Resource Applicant Mitigation Wind erosion of soils would be decreased by treating the soil during construction activities.  +
NEPA Resource Comment As demonstrated by the statistical data provided in Section 3.1.1, the Reno/Sparks MSA is not predominantly comprised of minority or disadvantaged groups.  + , The estimated peak work force during construction is estimated to be 75 to 100 workers. Preference would be given to local companies. Therefore, the project is not expected to generate a major influx of new employees.  + , Implementation of the proposed action would be consistent with the existing Washoe County land use plan which designates the use of the project site for geothermal development.  + , Approximately 3.4 ha (8.4 acres) would be cleared and graded during site preparation. These impacts are not expected to effect the on-site geology (i.e., change geologic substructures).  + , Approximately 3.4 ha (8.4 acres) would be cleared and graded during site preparation.  + , Permanent impacts to vegetation in the study area would consist mainly of loss of upland open forest and, to a lesser extent, sagebrush from construction of the proposed action.  + , Because wildlife occurring in the existing habitats are relatively low in abundance and diversity, construction activities would be expected to result in removing or displacing low numbers of common and characteristic animals and habitat features.  + , Potential impacts to Steamboat buckwheat and Altered andesite buckwheat due to construction of activities associated with this project are described in a biological assessment.  + , Although the Sinter Quarry occupies roughly two-thirds of the project area, the distinct loci being recommended for eligibility on the NRHP consist of debris that is scattered widely throughout the individual sites.  + , Potential impacts to public health and safety associated with the proposed action would be limited to upset conditions resulting from accidental releases from on-site ammonia storage tanks and transferring geothermal brine at the power plant.  + , Short-term exposure of the disturbance area may effect surface runoff. Since construction would only last a short term (approximately 14 months), significant impacts to absorption rates, drainage patterns, surface runoff, or water quality is not expected.  +
NEPA Resource Imposed Mitigation The following mitigation measures would be
The following mitigation measures would be employed to reduce or avoid potential impacts to the Steamboat Buckwheat. *Stockpiling soils, storing equipment, and parking construction vehicles would be maintained in a designated staging area which already lack significant stands of vegetation. *Prior to construction activities, on-site Steamboat Buckwheat habitat would be fenced by a qualified biologist, and construction workers would be instructed to avoid the plants.
s would be instructed to avoid the plants.  +
, 4.1.5.4 Mitigation Measures- The following
4.1.5.4 Mitigation Measures- The following mitigation measures would be employed to reduce or avoid potential impacts to the Steamboat Buckwheat. • Stockpiling soils, storing equipment, and parking construction vehicles would be maintained in a designated staging area which already lack significant stands of vegetation. • Prior to construction activities, on-site Steamboat Buckwheat habitat would be fenced by a qualified biologist, and construction workers would be instructed to avoid the plants.
s would be instructed to avoid the plants.  +
, 4.1.6.1 Mitigation Measures- To ensure the
4.1.6.1 Mitigation Measures- To ensure there are no adverse impacts on the Steamboat Ditch and the culturally significant parts of the Sinter Quarry, the following mitigation measures are proposed: *Monitoring by an archaeologist during all ground disturbance activities. *Placing facilities along already existing roads and disturbed areas *Instructing work crews on Nevada and federal Antiquities Laws
ews on Nevada and federal Antiquities Laws  +
, Dames & Moore completed a detailed ris
Dames & Moore completed a detailed risk assessment to evaluate potential impacts from an accidental ammonia release (Dames & Moore, 1994). The results from this analysis are presented in the following sections. An evaluation of potential impacts from transferring geothermal brine to and from the power plant is also provided.
and from the power plant is also provided.  +
NEPA Resources Geothermal/Social Values + , Geothermal/Economic Values + , Geothermal/Lands and Realty + , Geothermal/Geology and Minerals + , Geothermal/Soils + , Geothermal/Vegetation + , Geothermal/Wildlife Resources + , Geothermal/Special Status Species + , Geothermal/Cultural Resources + , Geothermal/Public Health and Safety + , Geothermal/Water Quantity +
Name DOE-EA-1116  +
OpenEI/PageDescription : NEPA document related to geothermal resource areas   +
OpenEI/PageKeyword Geothermal  + , Steamboat Springs Geothermal Area  +
Place Nevada: Energy Resources +
ProposedAction Exergy, Inc (Exergy), proposes to construc
Exergy, Inc (Exergy), proposes to construct and operate a 6-megawatt (MW), advanced binary, geothermal power plant. The development of this power plant includes geothermal production and injection wells, as well as ancillary facilities [such as on-site access road(s) and electric transmission lines interconnected to existing geothermal power plants]. The proposed site to be developed is approximately 16 kilometers (km) [(10 miles (mi)] southeast of Reno in Washoe County, Nevada. The proposed geothermal power plant and associated components, using the KCS 11 technology, are known as the Kalina Geothermal Demonstration Project (KGDP). The proposed KGDP would be located on a private leasehold known as the Harvey (formerly "Giusti") parcel within the jurisdiction of Washoe County. The Harvey parcel is approximately 24 hectares (ha) (60 acres) in Section 29 of Township 18 North, Range 20 East.
on 29 of Township 18 North, Range 20 East.  +
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