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NEPA Document Collection for: DOI-BLM-ID-B010-2010-0083-CX
CX for Geothermal/Exploration,

CX for Thermal Gradient Holes for Geothermal/Exploration

Proposed Action

Purpose and Need for Action: Agua Caliente applied for a ROW on April 7, 2010. BLM is authorized under Title V of the Federal Land Management and Policy Act (October 21, 1976; 43 CFR 2800) to authorize rights-of-way for this type of land use. Description of Proposed Action: Agua Caliente has requested a short term ROW that authorizes use of an existing road across BLM land. The road would be used to access temperature gradient wells on BLM, State, and private land. The existing road would not be widened and maintenance activities would be limited the use of a backhoe to fix ruts within the road. The right-of-way would be 13,496 feet in length and 8 feet in width for a total of 2.5 acres (Exhibit A). The use would be authorized for a term of 3 years subject to the Boise District standard right-of-way stipulations (Exhibit B) and a stipulation limiting disturbance to the existing roadbed (Exhibit C).


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