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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Las Vegas Field Office
 
Release Date: 02/06/12
Contacts: Hillerie C. Patton , 702-515-5046 , hpatton@blm.gov

BLM to Hold Public Meetings on Searchlight Wind Energy Project


LAS VEGAS – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Vegas Field Office will hold three public scoping meetings in February to listen to and record comments and questions for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Notice of Segregation, on a proposed wind energy project near Searchlight, Nev. The proposal includes approximately 18,789 acres of public land managed by the BLM.
  
The public meetings will be held in an open-house format with information available about the proposed wind energy project. The meetings are scheduled from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Feb. 21-23 in Laughlin, Searchlight, and Boulder City, Nev.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 21: Clark County Regional Government Center, 101 Civic Way, Laughlin
  • Wednesday, Feb. 22: 200 Michael Wendell Way, Searchlight
  • Thursday, Feb. 23: Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd., Boulder City

 The BLM published the Notice of Availability in the Jan. 20 Federal Register. This notice initiates a 90-day public scoping period to review and solicit comment on the DEIS.

Written comments will be accepted until April 18. 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: blm_nv_sndo_searchlightwindenergyEIS@blm.gov. For more information please call 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: 02-06-2012