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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Rock Springs Field Office
 
Release Date: 12/16/10
Contacts: Serena Baker 307-212-0197    
  Casey Reeves 307-352-0211    

Public Comment Period Opens on Sweeney Ranch Wind Park


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Field Office (RSFO) requests public comment prior to preparing an environmental analysis as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on the proposed Sweeney Ranch Wind Park southeast of Rock Springs, Wyo.

Sweeney Ranch Wind Park, LLC proposes building up to 119 wind turbines capable of generating 250 megawatts of electricity, associated support facilities, transmission lines, and access roads on 9,700 acres of public and private lands approximately 15 miles southeast of Rock Springs, Wyo. in Sweetwater County. Further information can be found at: http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/rsfodocs/sweeneyranch-wind.html.

BLM is launching a 45-day comment period on Sweeney Ranch Wind Park by requesting the public’s help in identifying the level of analysis needed, alternatives, mitigation opportunities, and any other comments or ideas. Comments are requested by January 29, 2011, and can be mailed, hand delivered during regular business hours (7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.), or emailed to:

Casey Reeves
Sweeney Ranch Wind Park – WYW167746
BLM Rock Springs Field Office
280 Highway 191 North
Rock Springs, WY 82901
Rock_Springs_WYMail@blm.gov

Please list “Sweeney Ranch Wind Park WYW167746” in the subject line. For more information contact Casey Reeves, 307-352-0211 or Teresa Engles, 307-328-4252.



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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Rock Springs Field Office   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs, WY 82901  

Last updated: 01-11-2011