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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
California Desert District Office
 
Release Date: 04/15/14
Contacts: Stephen Razo 951-697-5217; email: srazo@ca.blm.gov    
News Release No. CA-CDD-14-33

BLM Extends Public Comment Period on Proposed Solar Project in San Bernardino County


The public comment period for the proposed Silurian Valley solar project has been extended. Public comments are now due by May 28, 2014.

A public comment meeting was held on March 27, 2014, to solicit comments from public agencies and the general public about their concerns and interests on the proposed Silurian Valley solar project. 

The proposed project would be a 200 megawatt solar facility consisting of multiple arrays of photovoltaic panels, 44 miles of service roads, a project substation, and operation & maintenance facilities including an above-ground generation transmission line. The proposed project would be located on 7,219 acres of public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approximately 10 miles north of Baker, San Bernardino County, along State Highway 127.  

The BLM will rely on public comments, coordination with other Federal, State and local government agencies, and an analysis of environmental factors when considering the variance application. In accordance with the BLM’s solar programmatic environmental impact statement record of decision, the BLM will consider this information to determine whether or not the application is appropriate for processing.

Should the application be accepted for processing, the BLM will develop an environmental impact statement in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. This would include public scoping meetings and in-depth environmental analysis to address the following, including but not limited to; visual resources, air quality, recreation, biological and cultural resources.

Comments should be submitted by May 28, 2014 by email or U.S. Mail. Send your comments to: Katrina Symons, BLM Barstow Field Manager, 2601 Barstow Road, Barstow, CA 92311 or by email at: blm_ca_silurian_valley_solar@blm.gov.

Questions should be directed to:  Joan Patrovsky, BLM Realty Specialist at (760) 252-6032. 




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Last updated: 04-15-2014