Thank you, we have received your comments on the Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Idaho-Maryland Mine – Rise Gold Grass Valley Project and the scope of the EIR analysis and they will be forwarded to the EIR consultant and the project applicant for review and consideration into the scope of the EIR.
Below is a link to the project application materials which can provide you with additional details and supporting documents related to the proposed project: https://www.mynevadacounty.com/2881/Idaho-Maryland-Mine---Rise-Grass-Valley
We are early in the process of reviewing and evaluating the proposed project and are just initiating the preparation of the Environmental Impact Report.
As required by the California Environmental Quality Guidelines (CEQA), there are requirements which are governed by California State Law that require the EIR analyze and evaluate certain issue areas including but not limited to: Hydrology and Water Quality, Traffic and Transportation, Noise, Biological Resources, Air Quality Impacts, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Geology/Soils, Hazards / Hazardous Materials, Cultural Resources, Wildfire, and Mineral Resources. These issue areas will be analyzed in the EIR based on technical studies that were submitted by the applicant and that were prepared by professionals in their respective fields.
These technical studies will also be peer-reviewed by the outside consulting firm that the County has contracted with to prepare the EIR. Drafting of the EIR will take many months to complete and is currently anticipated to be completed in late Fall, 2020.