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BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
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Release Date: 10/03/12
Contacts: Wendy Seley , 775-864-6474 , wseley@blm.gov
News Release No. NSO 2013-001

BLM Invites Public to Second Workshop on Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone Solar Regional Mitigation Planning


Reno, Nev.— The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will host a second public workshop for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone (SEZ) Solar Regional Mitigation Plan (SRMP) on October 24 and 25, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Hampton Inn Tropicana, 4975 S. Dean Martin Dr., Las Vegas 89118. The topic of the workshop will be baseline conditions and unavoidable impacts and will include a field tour to the SEZ on Oct. 24.

During the first workshop in August, the BLM shared information about their solar energy program and held discussions on developing regional mitigation plans as outlined in the Final Solar Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement that was released July 24. More than 70 participants, including representatives from federal, state and local government, Tribes, the solar industry, utilities, environmental and other non-governmental organizations were asked to provide thoughts and ideas about mitigation for the Dry Lake SEZ, as well as ideas on future environmental monitoring and adaptive management for the SEZ.

An agenda for the October workshop, summary of the August workshop, frequently-asked questions and a preliminary list of data sources BLM is reviewing in support of the identification of unavoidable adverse impacts can be found on the Dry Lake SEZ Mitigation Project website at www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/lvfo/blm_programs/energy/dry_lake_solar_energy.html.

If you are interested in attending the Oct 24/25 workshop or would like to provide comments on the materials provided on the project website, please RSVP and send comments to: drylakemitigation@blm.gov. NOTE: RSVPs for the workshop must be received by October 17 to ensure adequate bus space for the field trip.



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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