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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Nevada State Office
 
Release Date: 02/22/13
Contacts: Wendy Seley , 775-482-7805 , wseley@blm.gov
News Release No. NSO 2013-012

BLM Hosts 4th Public Workshop on Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone Mitigation Planning


Reno, Nev.— The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will host a fourth public workshop and webinar for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone (SEZ) Solar Regional Mitigation Plan (SRMP) will be held on Wed., Feb. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Hampton Inn Tropicana, 4975 S. Dean Martin Dr., in Las Vegas. The BLM will present options and seek additional stakeholder input on: 1) mitigation fee valuation/costing; 2) regional mitigation objectives and priority setting; and 3) mitigation fee structures/pooled investment funds and implementation.

During the past workshops held in August, November, and January, 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 last July.

An agenda for the February workshop, summary of past workshops, responses to frequently-asked questions, and other documents related to the Dry Lake SEZ Mitigation project can be found on the project website at www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/lvfo/blm_programs/energy/dry_lake_solar_energy.html.

The workshop will also be available via webcast. If you are interested in attending the February workshop, please RSVP to: drylakemitigation@blm.gov. (Please indicate whether you will attend in person or via webinar – additional information on connecting via webinar will be sent for webinar participants.) Comments or questions may also be sent to the email address.



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: 02-22-2013