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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Pahrump Field Office
 
Release Date: 03/30/10
Contacts: Hillerie C. Patton , 702-515-5046 , hillerie_c_patton@blm.gov

BLM Seeks Public Comments on Draft Amargosa Farm Road Solar Energy Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement


Las Vegas - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Pahrump Field Office announced the availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Amargosa Farm Road Solar Energy Project in the March 19 Federal Register. Publication of the Notice of Availability initiates a 45-day public comment period ending May 3.

 

The Draft EIS was prepared in response to a right-of-way application submitted to the BLM by Solar Millennium, LLC to construct and operate two concentrated solar thermal parabolic trough power plant facilities on public lands managed by the BLM in Amargosa Valley, Nev.

 

Public meetings will be held to review and comment on the Draft EIS beginning April 6. The meetings will be in an open house format with information available about the Draft EIS and the proposed project.  The meetings are scheduled from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on April 6, 7, 13, and 14 in Beatty, Amargosa Valley, Pahrump, and Las Vegas:

 

  • Tuesday, April 6: Beatty Community Center Hall, 100 S. A Avenue, Beatty
  • Wednesday, April 7: Amargosa Valley Community Center, 821 E. Amargosa Farm Road, Amargosa Valley
  • Tuesday, April 13: Pahrump Library, 701 East Street, Pahrump
  • Wednesday, April 14: Centennial Hills YMCA, 6601 North Buffalo Drive, Las Vegas

The BLM is interested in your review and comment on the accuracy and completeness of the Draft EIS. Further details can be found at the BLM web page: www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/lvfo/blm_programs/energy/proposed_solar_millenium.html. Written comments will be accepted until Monday, May 3. Comments may be submitted to: BLM Pahrump Field Office, Attention: Gregory Helseth, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130-2301, by email at solar_millennium@blm.gov; phone (702) 515-5173; or fax (702) 515-5023.



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: 09-14-2010