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CX-003403: Categorical Exclusion Determination

The Snake River Geothermal Drilling Project - Innovative Approaches to Geothermal Exploration
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.7
Date: 08/17/2010
Location(s): Twin Falls, Idaho
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

Utah State University (USU) proposes to use the Department of Energy and cost share funding to develop and demonstrate geothermal resource in the Snake River Plain near Twin Falls, Idaho. In Phase I (Field and Geophysical Studies), USU characterized the initial state of the reservoir, obtained the baseline data required to develop, and characterize the geothermal resource that was analyzed under GFO-10-446 June 17, 2010. At this time, the Department of Energy is now evaluating Phase II (Drill 3 Slim-hole Exploratory Wells) and Phase III (Data-Collection, Analysis, and Reporting).