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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Pahrump Field Office
 
Release Date: 11/23/10
Contacts: Hillerie C. Patton , 702-515-5046 , hillerie_c_patton@blm.gov

BLM Publishes Record of Decision for Solar Millennium, LLC, Amargosa Farm Road Solar Project


Pahrump, Nev. — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a notice in the November 22 Federal Register, announcing the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Amargosa Farm Road Solar Project, located in Nye County, Nev.

 
The ROD, signed by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, approved the second large-scale solar energy project on U.S. public lands in Nevada. When completed, the project will consist of a 500-megawatt facility that provides electricity to about 150,000 homes and creates 1,500 jobs. The BLM, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Park Service worked closely with Solar Millennium to develop an innovative water mitigation plan that can serve as a model for future solar projects. The plan ensures the project will have a net neutral impact on the plant and animal species found at nearby Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and Devil’s Hole.

Copies of the ROD are available from the BLM Southern Nevada District Office by calling 702-515-5173, or on the internet at www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/lvfo/blm_programs/energy.html. For more information, please call Gregory Helseth, at 702-515-5173.



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: 11-23-2010