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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Pahrump and Las Vegas Field Offices
 
Release Date: 10/27/11
Contacts: Hillerie C. Patton , 702-515-5046 , hillerie_c_patton@blm.gov

BLM to Hold Public Meetings on Valley Electric Association's Hidden Hills Transmission Project


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pahrump and Las Vegas field Offices will hold three public scoping meetings in November to listen to and record comments and questions for Valley Electric Association transmission project proposed on public lands in the southern Pahrump and Sandy valleys in Clark and Nye counties, Nev.

The public meetings will be held in an open-house format with information available about the proposed transmission project. The meetings are scheduled from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Nov. 8, 9, and 10 in Pahrump, Jean, and Boulder City:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 8: Pahrump Community Library, 701 East Street, Pahrump
  • Wednesday, Nov. 9: Jean Airport, 23600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Jean
  • Thursday, Nov. 10: CSN Boulder City Center, 700 Wyoming Street, Boulder City

The public is being asked to help identify potential issues regarding the applicant’s request for a right-of-way (ROW) authorization for the construction, operation, maintenance, and termination of transmission infrastructure improvements, both 230 kilovolt (kV) and 500 kV, and a natural gas pipeline to support the development of the Hidden Hills Solar Electric Generating Project. The 3,275-acre solar-project site would be located on privately-owned land; however, the transmission and natural gas lines, once they leave the site, would be located on public land managed by the BLM.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

The BLM published a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement, in the October 11, Federal Register.

For more information on this project, please call Greg Helseth, BLM Southern Nevada District, Renewable Energy Project Manager at 702-515-5173, or email ValleyElec_HiddenHillsEIS@blm.gov.



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: 10-31-2011