The Bureau of Land Management, Elko District Office, Tuscarora Field Office released an Environmental Assessment (EA) on a proposed pipeline in northeastern Eureka County for a 15-day public review until March 19.

Prospector Pipeline Company is proposing to bury a 12-inch diameter pipe along an 18-mile route and deliver natural gas from the North Elko Pipeline to Newmont’s Leeville and Gold Quarry mines. The proposed pipeline would require a 100-foot wide temporary right-of-way (125 feet in areas where the slope is 20 percent or greater) during construction, and a 30-foot wide permanent right-of-way after construction is complete.

The proposed pipeline does not traverse any wild horse herd management areas.

The EA analyzes the impacts of constructing and operating an underground natural gas pipeline on public and private lands located in Eureka Counties.  The EA is available for viewing online on the District’s website: under NEPA, Projects under National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Review.  The EA will be posted for a 15-day review period after which the BLM will select the action(s) to be implemented and issue a decision.

If you have questions concerning the information presented in the EA, or if you would like to request a printed copy or CD of the document, please contact Elisabeth Puentes, Realty Specialist, via email at or by phone at (775) 753-0294.