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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Rawlins Field Office
 
Release Date: 05/28/10
Contacts: Lorraine Keith    
  307-352-0399    

BLM Rawlins Seeks Public Input on New Office Wind Tower


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office is seeking public input through written comments on a proposal to install an additional wind turbine at the Rawlins Field Office to increase electrical generation and improve reliability.

The existing turbine was integral to the Field Office building attaining the “gold” status under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. Qualifications for attaining gold status include energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy.

The BLM proposes to construct an enclosed tubular tower 120 feet tall with 35 foot blades and an output of 100 kW north of the existing turbine. The existing turbine would remain in service until mechanical issues render it un-repairable, at which time it will be dismantled.

The BLM has completed the environmental assessment (EA), but is accepting additional comments on the proposed wind turbine until June 9, 2010. The EA is available online at http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/rfodocs/rfo-turbine.html.

Written comments should be sent to BLM, Rawlins Field Office, P.O. Box 2407, Rawlins, WY 82301. Comments can also be emailed to Project Manager Pamela Murdock at pam_murdock@blm.gov. Please include “Rawlins Field Office Turbine” in the subject line.

For more information, please contact Pamela Murdock, Project Manager at 307-328-4215.



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: 01-11-2011