US Bureau of Indian Affairs Hosts Virtual Meeting on The Painted Rock Mine

The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead, along with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Douglas County as cooperating agencies, are announcing the availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Proposed Painted Rock Mine. The proposed project consists of an approximately 35-year phased development of an aggregate mine operation on an Indian-owned allotment as administered by BIA. The proposed project is in Douglas County approximately seven miles northeast of Minden, Nevada.
The BIA is now in the 30-day public comment period on the Draft EA that ends on May 31, 2022. In accordance with recent interim guidance for public participation processes during COVID-19 (U.S. Department of the Interior 2020), the BIA will hold virtual public meetings to take comment on the Draft EA. These meetings are open to the public and all interested parties are encouraged to attend.
Please plan to attend one of the following virtual meetings:
May 17, 2022 at 1:30 PM, Pacific Daylight Time
May 18, 2022 at 5:30 PM, Pacific Daylight Time
All who wish to attend one or both virtual meetings online should pre-register. Registration information can be accessed via a link on the project website at To attend by phone, use the following dial-in codes:
May 17, 2022: Phone +1 253 215 8782
Webinar ID 843 6174 3828
May 18, 2022: Phone +1 253 215 8782
Webinar ID 821 8051 1203
For more information on how to participate, or if you need assistance in registering, contact Ms. Jo Render, Galileo Project LLC, at or (612) 213-7543. For information about the Draft EA, contact Mr. Chip Lewis, BIA Regional Environmental Protection Officer, at or at (602) 379-6750.