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DOI-BLM-UT-W020-2009-0028-EA
Applicant Standard Steam Trust LLC +
BLM LeaseNumber UTU-086778 + , UTU-086779 + , UTU-086780 + , UTU-086781 +
CompletionNotes Data entry is complete.  +
EnergyTechnology Geothermal energy  +
EnvironmentalAnalysisType EA +
ExplorationTechnique Thermal Gradient Holes +
GeothermalArea Drum Mountain Geothermal Area +
GeothermalDevelopmentPhases Geothermal/Exploration +
LeadAgency Bureau of Land Management +
ManagingDistrictOffice BLM West Desert District Office +
MineralManager Bureau of Land Management +
NEPA-Name EA for Thermal Gradient Holes at Drum Mountain Exploration Project for Geothermal/Exploration  +
NEPA Application Media:UTU-088138-Ormat-NOI.pdf +
NEPA ApplicationDate April 15, 2009  +
NEPA Application Type NOI  +
NEPA Completion Notes Data entry is complete.  +
NEPA Consultant EMPSi +
NEPA DecisionDocumentDate July 19, 2010  +
NEPA FONSI Media:Standard Steam Drum Mountain EA FONSI 2010 07 29 2010.pdf +
NEPA FinalEA-EISDate July 29, 2013  +
NEPA LeadAgencyDocNumber DOI-BLM-UT-W020-2009-0028-EA  +
NEPA PreliminaryEA-EISDate May 28, 2010  +
NEPA Proposed Action Standard Steam proposes the drilling of 18
Standard Steam proposes the drilling of 18 TGHs and the construction of access routes on BLM-administered lands covered by federal geothermal lease numbers UTU-86778, 86779, 86780, and 86781. The project is located just south of Fish Springs Flat in Juab County, Utah (Figures 2-1 and 2-2). No right-of-way grants would be required since construction of access routes would be authorized under an approved NOI. ROW routes to two holes that would be located on State of Utah Leases would also be constructed. These would be permitted separately with the state of Utah; however, construction of the access routes is evaluated in this EA.
the access routes is evaluated in this EA.  +
NEPA Resource Analysis - Present, Potentially Affected Geothermal/Air Quality + , Geothermal/Range Resources + , Geothermal/Soils + , Geothermal/BLM Sensitive Species + , Geothermal/Water Quantity +
NEPA Resource Comment Ground disturbing activities have the pote
Ground disturbing activities have the potential to create fugitive dust within the area. To the greatest extent possible roads should be constructed perpendicular to the dominant wind direction. Watering or roads and disturbed areas as well as suspending operations during periods of high wind would be required to minimize the transport of fugitive dust.
o minimize the transport of fugitive dust.  +
, There are no ACEC’s within the project area.  + , This resource was left blank in the BLM checklist; however, cultural surveys were performed of the areas proposed for disturbance. Some cultural sites were discovered and the project was adjusted to avoid these areas.  + , The proposed action would not present any disproportionate impacts to minority or low income populations within the area.  + , Disturbances associated with the proposed action would be temporary and would not lead to impacts on Prime or Unique farmlands.  + , Proposed new and existing access routes cross mostly low ephemeral draws and one or two intermittent channels that do not have floodplains managed under Executive Order 11988 on Floodplains.  + , "See attachment for mitigation."  + , Disturbance is minimal; all NHP will be avoided  + , There are no known federally-listed plant species within the proposed geothermal exploratory well project. There are no known federally listed fish and wildlife species known to occur within or near the proposed action.  + , All waste must be removed and All hazardous materials used or produced must be reported to the FFO. They must be removed and disposed in an appropriately permitted disposal facility.  + , Checked Riparian Maps & Files and there are not riparian or wetlands in the project area.  + , There are no Wild & Scenic rivers listed in PL 111.11 for the Fillmore Field Office area.  + , Livestock (sheep) grazing will occur in th
Livestock (sheep) grazing will occur in the area of the project from 12/1/09 through 3/31/10. The project may interfere with grazing use if work occurs during this time. Overland travel and travel on unimproved roads when soils are wet and muddy should be avoided.
soils are wet and muddy should be avoided.  +
, The Fish Springs WSA is located north of Sandy Pass road. The project area is located approximately 1 ½ miles south of this road and no impacts are anticipated due to this seperatiion.  + , "See Technical Report." A Rangeland Health
"See Technical Report." A Rangeland Health Assessment was completed for the Swasey Knoll Allotment in May 2002. This allotment was determined to be in compliance with the standards of rangeland health and in conformance with the guidelines for grazing management.
ith the guidelines for grazing management.  +
, Sand-loving buckwheat occurs on sandy soil
Sand-loving buckwheat occurs on sandy soils within and surrounding the proposed wells and access roads areas. Constructing well pads and access roads may impact this plant. An effort should be made to either avoid surface disturbance by relocating access roads or well pads, and/or mitigate impacts to this plant and potential habitat areas. Special Status Species such as dark kangaroo mouse (Micrdipodops megacephalus) and grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum) have a likelihood of occurring within the area of the proposed action. The short-eared owl (Asio flammeus) was observed near the project site. Conservation measures presented in the applicant biological report and within the BLM Fish and Wildlife Biological Evaluation are to be applied to avoid/minimize impacts to these species.
o avoid/minimize impacts to these species.  +
, There will be no impacts to casual recreation use from this project.  + , There will be no impacts to the VRM Class IV category.  + , This project will provide needed data for the geothermal resources in the project area. This project could lead to development of Geothermal Energy Resources.  + , There are no known significant fossil resources in this area; the project would have little if any impact on any resources were they present in any case.  + , As described, the proposed project would n
As described, the proposed project would not affect access to public lands. During this exploration stage, no separate rights-of-way (ROW’s) would be required. The proposed project would be subject to valid prior existing ROW’s. No affected ROW’s were identified on the MTP. See attached Realty/Access Report for mitigation measures.
lty/Access Report for mitigation measures.  +
, There will be no impacts Fire/ Fuels  + , The exploratory phase of the project does not present any foreseeable impacts to the socio-economics of the area.  + , The proposed project is located within the
The proposed project is located within the northern boundary of the Swasey Mountain Wild Horse HMA. Some displacement of horses may occur during the exploration phase of this project. If the project leads to the development of Geothermal Energy Resources and more permanent facilities are constructed, wild horses in the area could experience permanent displacement from the areas that would be taken from the HMA for the development.
be taken from the HMA for the development.  +
, There have been no wilderness characteristics identified in this project area.  + , Water would be required to drill these wel
Water would be required to drill these wells. The closest water sources are Swasey Well, Well 22, and the Swasey Spring Pipeline. BLM holds the water rights to these sources. A water use agreement must be completed and approved before these water sources can be utilized. If the project occurs during the grazing season, priority for the use of these sources will be with the grazing permittee.
ources will be with the grazing permittee.  +
NEPA Resources Geothermal/Air Quality + , Areas of Critical Environmental Concern + , Geothermal/Cultural Resources + , Geothermal/Environmental Justice + , Geothermal/Prime or Unique Farmlands + , Geothermal/Floodplains + , Geothermal/Invasive, Nonnative Species + , Geothermal/Native American Concerns + , Geothermal/Threatened and Endangered Species + , Geothermal/Wastes Hazardous or Solid + , Geothermal/Wetlands and Riparian Zones + , Geothermal/Wild and Scenic Rivers + , Geothermal/Range Resources + , Geothermal/Wilderness + , Geothermal/Soils + , Geothermal/BLM Sensitive Species + , Geothermal/Recreation + , Geothermal/Visual Resources + , Geothermal/Geology and Minerals + , Geothermal/Paleontological Resources + , Geothermal/Lands and Realty + , Geothermal/Fire Resources + , Geothermal/Economic Values + , Geothermal/Wild Horse and Burro Management + , Geothermal/Water Quantity +
NEPA RevisedApplicationDate June 23, 2009  +
NEPA ScopingInitiatedDate September 30, 2009  +
NEPA SerialNumber UTU-088080  +
NEPA SerialRegisterPage Media:UTU-088080-Standard Steam-SerialRegisterPage.pdf +
Name DOI-BLM-UT-W020-2009-0028-EA  +
OpenEI/PageDescription : NEPA document related to geothermal resource areas   +
OpenEI/PageKeyword Geothermal  + , Drum Mountain Geothermal Area  +
Place Utah: Energy Resources +
ProposedAction Standard Steam proposes the drilling of 18
Standard Steam proposes the drilling of 18 TGHs and the construction of access routes on BLM-administered lands covered by federal geothermal lease numbers UTU-86778, 86779, 86780, and 86781. The project is located just south of Fish Springs Flat in Juab County, Utah (Figures 2-1 and 2-2). No right-of-way grants would be required since construction of access routes would be authorized under an approved NOI. ROW routes to two holes that would be located on State of Utah Leases would also be constructed. These would be permitted separately with the state of Utah; however, construction of the access routes is evaluated in this EA.
the access routes is evaluated in this EA.  +
SurfaceManager Bureau of Land Management +
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