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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Las Vegas Field Office
 
Release Date: 10/15/12
Contacts: Hillerie C. Patton , 702-515-5046 , hpatton@blm.gov

BLM Seeks Public Comments on Proposed Silver State Solar South Project near Primm


Las Vegas – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Vegas Field Office is initiating a 90-day comment period to solicit review and comment on a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and a proposed amendment to the Las Vegas Resource Management Plan (LVRMP) addressing a proposed solar energy facility near Primm, Nevada. The right-of-way application area encompasses approximately 13,183 acres of BLM-administered public lands. The permanent footprint of the project as proposed would be 2,290 acres. The public comment period will close January 11, 2013.

Publication of the Notice of Availability in the October 15 Federal Register initiates the 90-day public review and comment period on the Draft Supplemental EIS and a proposed amendment to the Las Vegas Resource Management Plan (LVRMP) for the Nextlight Renewable Power, LLC, Silver State Solar, LLC, and Silver State Solar Power South, LLC proposed Silver State Solar South Project. Public meetings to review the Draft Supplemental EIS will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local media and on the BLM website at www.blm.gov/nv

The applicant has a proposal to construct and operate a solar energy generating facility that would produce 350 megawatts of electricity. In addition, this proposal includes the construction of photovoltaic panels, and related right-of-way appurtenances, including a substation and switchyard facilities. 

Only written comments will be accepted. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:

Before including your address, phone number, email 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.

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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