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Release Date: 04/16/10
Contacts: Hillerie C. Patton , 702-515-5046 ,

Draft EIS Available for NextLight's Silver State Solar Project near Primm

Las Vegas – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is asking the public to review and comment on a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) addressing the proposed Silver State Solar Project, located near Primm, Nev. The comment period opened with the publication of a notice of availability in the Federal Register on Friday, April 16, 2010. Comments will be accepted during a 45-day period which closes Monday, May 31.

Public meetings to review and comment on the draft EIS will be announced at least 15 days in advance in local newspapers and on the BLM website.

NextLight Renewable Power is seeking approval to construct and operate an electrical generating facility to produce 400 megawatts of renewable energy, using solar photovoltaic technology. The area contains biological, water, cultural, paleontological, and geological resources.

Written comments must be addressed to the Renewable Energy Project Manager, Pahrump Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130. Comments will be made available to the public; therefore, personal identifying information such as addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses may be withheld.

For more information, please call Gregory Helseth, at 702-515-5173.

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 04-16-2010