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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Pahrump Field Office
 
Release Date: 01/13/10
Contacts: Hillerie C. Patton , 702-515-5046  

BLM to Hold Public Meetings on Solar Project Near Big Dune


LAS VEGAS – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pahrump Field Office will hold three public scoping meetings in January to listen to and record comments and questions for the preparation of draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on Pacific Solar Investment’s proposal to construct a 7,500-acre photovoltaic power generation project on public land near Big Dune in Amargosa Valley, south of Beatty, Nev. 

The public meetings will be in an open house format with information available about the proposed solar energy generating facility. The meetings are scheduled from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on January 19, 20, and 21, 2010, in Amargosa Valley, Beatty, and Pahrump:
  • Tuesday, Jan. 19: Amargosa Valley Community Center, 821 E. Amargosa Farm Road, Amargosa Valley
  • Wednesday, Jan. 20: Beatty Town Community Center, 100 Avenue South, Suite A, Beatty
  • Thursday, Jan. 21: Bob Ruud Community Center, 150 North Highway 160, Pahrump
The BLM published the Notice of Intent in the December 14, 2009 Federal Register. This notice advises the public of the preparation of an EIS, which evaluates any potential impacts that could occur from the construction and operation of the project. These public meetings are the first step in the EIS study process. 
 
Written comments will be accepted until February 12, 2010. Comments may be submitted to: BLM Las Vegas Field Office, Attention: Gregory Helseth, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130-2301, by email: NorthSolar_Proj@blm.gov, or Fax 702-515-5023 (fax).


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 manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 01-21-2010