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California Desert District Office
Release Date: 06/17/13
Contacts: Stephen Razo , 951-697-5217 ,
News Release No. CA-CDD-13-46

BLM Announces Public Review of Calnev Pipeline Expansion Conformity Determination Report

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability for public review a Draft General Conformity Determination Report and three draft general conformity certifications for the proposed Calnev Pipeline Expansion Project.  The documents can be viewed online at:

            Calnev Pipe Line, LLC (Calnev), an operating partnership for Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, LP, proposes to construct a 16-inch-diameter pipeline to expand the capacity of the Calnev Pipeline System.  The Calnev Pipeline Expansion Project involves the construction, operation, and maintenance of a new 16-inch-diameter pipeline and ancillary facilities from an existing facility in Colton, California to an existing facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The proposed pipeline would parallel two existing system pipelines for most of the route.

            Under the Clean Air Act, the BLM must provide primary oversight responsibility for conformity assurance in coordination with and as part of the NEPA environmental review process for this project.  The BLM has determined that the Project affected areas include the South Coast Air Basin, California, the Mojave Desert Air Basin, California, and Clark County, Nevada.

            The public review period will end July 16, 2013.  The public will have an additional 30 days to review and comment upon release of the draft EIS for this project.  Please direct all comments to Richard Rotte, BLM Barstow Field Office, at:



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 06-19-2013