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Phase 1 Environmental Baseline Survey for the Leasing of Nevada Test and Training Range, EC-South Range, Well Site ER-EC-11, for the Underground Test Area Pahute Mesa Phase 2 Drilling and Testing Program Nye County, Nevada

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This Phase I Environmental Baseline Survey EBS was prepared to support the proposed lease of approximately 166 square miles of property hereafter referred to as the subject property withdrawn to the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Air Force, and Nellis Air Force Base to the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office NNSANSO for the drilling and development of Underground Test Area wells within the Pahute Mesa Phase II investigation area. The property in consideration is a portion of the EC-South Range and is located near the eastern boundary of the Nevada Test and Training Range, Nye County, Nevada see Figures 1-1 and 1-2. This EBS was prepared and the site reconnaissance was conducted in accordance with Air Force Instruction 32-7066, Environmental Baseline Surveys in Real Estate Transactions, and the American Society for Testing and Materials guideline Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments ASTM E 1527-05, which defines good commercial and customary practices in the United States for conducting an environmental site assessment of a parcel of commercial real estate with respect to the range of contaminants within the scope of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act 42 USC 9601. In this EBS, the records review and interviews with key personnel encompass the entire subject property. However, the site reconnaissance, archeological and cultural resources inventory, and biological survey were limited to the proposed ER-EC-11 well site only. Therefore, as NNSANSO determines the exact locations for additional drill sites, additional site reconnaissance activities will be necessary for each proposed location. This will include environmental, biological, and cultural resources surveys. Additional database reviews should not be necessary unless current conditions change.

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  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

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