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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Southern Nevada District Office
 
Release Date: 10/15/10
Contacts: Kirsten Cannon , 702-515-5057 , kirsten_cannon@blm.gov

BLM Releases Amargosa Farm Road Solar Project FEIS for Public Review


Las Vegas, Nev. — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today announced the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Solar Millennium’s proposed Amargosa Farm Road Solar Power Project, which would be located in Nye County, Nev.

The FEIS documents are available for download on the BLM Southern Nevada District Office website at www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/lvfo/blm_programs/energy.html. The BLM anticipates issuing a decision 30 days following the publication of the Environmental Protection Agency Notice of Availability in the Federal Register, which published concurrently with BLM’s notice on October 15, 2010.

Solar Millennium is seeking approval to construct and operate a 500 megawatt (MW) electrical generating facility using concentrated solar thermal energy. The area contains significant biological, water, cultural, paleontological, and geological resources such as endangered desert tortoise and Devil’s Hole Pupfish.

For more information or a hard copy of the document, 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: 10-15-2010