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EA-1545: Final Environmental Assessment

Proposed Withdrawal of Public Lands Within and Surrounding the Calliente Rail Corridor, Nevada

The proposed action addressed in this EA is the withdrawal of approximately 308,600 acres of public land administered by the the Bureau of Land Management from surface entry and new mining claims, subject to valid existing rights, within and surrounding the Caliente rail corridor, as described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement for a Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada (DOE 2002).