Public Notice – Comment Period for Carson River Mercury project extended

Comment Period Extended for U.S. EPA’s Proposed Plan to Address Carson River Mercury Superfund Site Operable Unit 2

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9 seeks your comments on its Proposed Plan for reducing people’s exposure to mercury from the Carson River Mercury Superfund Site, Operable Unit 2. Your response to the Proposed Plan could change EPA’s preferred cleanup alternative for addressing mercury contamination at the site.
An additional 90-day public comment period has been granted for the Proposed Plan. Public comments will now be accepted until February 14, 2022.
You can learn about the Proposed Plan by watching a recorded presentation that summarizes the Proposed Plan, reading the entire Proposed Plan and the summary brochure, and reviewing the Administrative Record (site files) on EPA’s website:

Printed versions of the Proposed Plan and summary brochure are also available at the following locations:

Churchill County Library 553 S. Maine Street, Fallon, NV 89406
Dayton Valley Branch Library 321 Dayton Valley Road, Dayton, NV 89403
Nevada State Library 100 N. Stewart Street, Carson City, NV 89701
Silver Stage County Library 3975 Silver Stage Place, Silver Springs, NV 89429

EPA will respond to public comments received in a Responsiveness Summary document, which will be part of the Interim Record of Decision, where EPA issues its decision on how to address contamination from the Site. Your comments and our responses will be part of the decision records for the Site. EPA will announce in this newspaper when a decision is made about the Site.

Send written comments by email to: or mail, postmarked no later than February 14, 2022, to the address below, or comment orally by leaving a voicemail at the toll-free number below:

Andrew Bain, Remedial Project Manager
U.S. EPA, Region 9
75 Hawthorne Street (Mail Code: SFD 8-2)
San Francisco, California 94105
800-231-2075 toll free

If you have difficulty accessing any of the materials described above, or have other questions, please contact:
Angie Fuoco, Community Involvement Coordinator
U.S. EPA, Region 9
(415) 470-4720