The Bureau of Land Management, Mount Lewis Field Office is seeking public comments on the Environmental Assessment for the proposed CMZ Exploration Project that would be located 58 miles northwest of Eureka.

NuLegacy Gold Corporation has submitted a Plan of Operations to conduct an exploration drilling project. NUG is proposing to expand existing Notice-level activities to include phased exploration activities within their 1,760-acre project area. NUG proposes to conduct exploration-related activities that would create approximately 95 acres of new surface disturbance for a total project-related disturbance of 100 acres. Exploration activities would be conducted in phases, with approximately 44 acres of surface disturbance proposed under Phase I. The disturbance would primarily include road construction, overland travel, drill pads, and sumps.

The comment period begins Nov. 4, and ends Dec. 3. Written comments received during this 30-day period will be considered during the decision-making process. The EA may be viewed at: http://on.doi.gov/10lo18Q or a printed copy can be picked up at the Battle Mountain District Office at 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised, that your entire comment — including your personal identifying information — may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Questions and written comments should be mailed to Chris Worthington, Planning and Environmental Coordinator, 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, NV 89820 or emailed to cworthin@blm.gov.