PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT PERIOD TIME EXTENSION: The Original Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) and Notice of Special Public meeting for the Idaho Maryland Mine Project was previously distributed to the public, interested individuals, and public agencies, on January 4, 2022, which started a 60-day public review and comment period. 

This notice is to announce that the public comment period has been extended until Monday, April 4, 2022 at 5:00pm to allow the public a total of 91 days to submit comments. This notice is to also announce that the Special Meeting Public Meeting before the Nevada County Planning Commission has been rescheduled to March 24, 2022. More information is provided below.

The comment period has been extended due to the Winter Storm events in late December into January, which caused Nevada County residents to lose utility power and internet capabilities for an extended period of time.

The Draft EIR (SCH #2020070378) for the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project continues to be available for review and comment. For more information, the Revised Notice of Availability, Draft EIR and other project materials, are now available for public review and download on the Nevada County website at:

A printed copy of the Draft EIR is available for public review at the following locations during normal business hours. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Planning Department highly recommends scheduling an appointment ahead of time to review the Draft EIR. 

•    Nevada County Planning Department, 950 Maidu Avenue, Suite 170, Nevada City, CA 95959 

As a courtesy for public review, a printed copy of the Draft EIR with available Technical Appendices in electronic format may be available for public review at the following library locations, during normal business hours, and by appointment only. Please contact the individual library below for information on appointment availability.

  • Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City, CA 95959 – (530) 265-7078
  • Grass Valley Library, Royce Branch, 207 Mill Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945 – (530) 470-2692
  • Penn Valley Library, 11252 Pleasant Valley Road, Penn Valley, CA 95946 – (530) 388-8830
  • Truckee Library, 10031 Levon Avenue, Truckee, CA 96161 – (530) 582-7819

A Special Public Meeting before the Nevada County Planning Commission will be held on March 24, 2022, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers at the Eric Rood Administration Center, 950 Maidu Avenue, First Floor, Nevada City, CA 95959 to receive comments from public agencies and the public on the adequacy of the Draft EIR. Future notice of public hearings will be provided in accordance with Nevada County noticing requirements.

For information on how to participate in the Special Public Meeting, please review the Revised NOA for details on the agenda, documents, and COVID-specific practices. The Agenda will be available at least five (5) days before the meeting. Visit the Planning Commission’s Agenda.

All comments on the Draft EIR must be received in writing by the County of Nevada no later than 5:00 pm on April 4, 2022, to be considered. 

Comments must be submitted in writing (email or hardcopy) and be directed to: 

Matt Kelley
Senior Planner, Nevada County Planning Department  
950 Maidu Avenue Suite 170 
Nevada City, CA 95959-7902
or in email 

To learn more about the project, review documents, view the basic project timeline, sign up for email, please visit the County’s website: