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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Southern Nevada District
 
Release Date: 08/30/13
Contacts: Hillerie C. Patton , 702-515-5046 , hpatton@blm.gov

BLM extends temporary mineral segregation on public land for First Solar South Project near Primm


Las Vegas –The Bureau of Land Management has extended a temporary segregation on lands for a solar energy project proposed just east of Primm, Nev.  A notice published in the August 30 Federal Register and extends an initial 2-year segregation for an additional 2-year period or until termination of the segregation. 
 
The notice segregates the First Solar South project area of nearly 13,043 acres of Federal land from appropriation under the public land laws, including location under the Mining Law, but not the Mineral Leasing Act or the Materials Act, subject to valid existing rights.
 
The temporary segregation is necessary to prevent the filing of mining claims in the project area that would hinder the development of the project and increase costs to the development of the project.
 
For more information, please call Nancy Christ, 702-515-5136.


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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