U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Kemmerer Field Office
|Release Date: 05/11/09|
BLM Seeks Public Comment on Bridger Butte Wind Energy Project
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kemmerer Field Office will host a public meeting on a power transmission line right-of-way associated with the proposed Bridger Butte Wind Energy Project on Wednesday, May 20, 2009.
The meeting will be held at the Mountain View Town Hall, 405 Highway 414, Mountain View, Wyo., and is scheduled to run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
"The public and other interested parties are encouraged to participate during the environmental analysis process along with government agencies to help in identifying alternatives to be considered, issues or concerns that should be assessed, mitigation opportunities, and any other comments or ideas to help ensure that the analysis process is comprehensive," said John Christensen, Kemmerer Field Manager.
Bridger Butte Wind Power, LLC, has filed an application with the BLM for a right-of-way for a 138 kV transmission line in support of the proposed Bridger Butte Wind Energy Project located within the area managed by the Kemmerer Field Office. The overall project area comprises approximately 13,286 acres located in the area surrounding Bridger Butte along the I-80 corridor in Uinta County, Wyo. The phased development of the project could result in a maximum build out of a 180-megawatt (MW) electrical generating facility consisting of up to 120 1.5MW turbines.
"The project is proposed for two phases, Bridger Butte Wind Power I and Bridger Butte Wind Power II. Both would be supported by the proposed transmission line." Christensen explained.
Written comments must be postmarked or submitted via email by June 3, 2009. Any comments postmarked after this date will not be given consideration. The BLM will not accept faxed comments. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other identifying information in your comment, the public is advised that their entire comment – including their personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time.
Written comments can be mailed or hand delivered directly to the BLM at:
Alternately, comments can be submitted directly via email to Kemmerer_wymail@blm.gov; be sure to include Bridger Butte Powerline Project in the subject line.
For more information, please contact the Kemmerer Field Office at 307-828-4505.
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. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
Kemmerer Field Office 312 Highway 189 North Kemmerer, WY 83101
|Last updated: 05-11-2009|
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