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Release Date: 09/15/11
Contacts: Hillerie C. Patton , 702-515-5046 ,

BLM to Hold Public Meetings on First Solar South Project

LAS VEGAS – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Vegas Field Office will hold three public scoping meetings in September to listen to and record comments and questions for the preparation of a supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS), on a First Solar South proposed solar energy project east of Primm, Nev., which includes 13,043 acres of public land managed by the BLM.
The public meetings will be held in an open-house format with information available about the proposed solar energy generating facility. The meetings are scheduled from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Sept. 27, 28, and 29 in Nipton, Calif., and Las Vegas, and Jean, Nev.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 27: Primm Valley Golf Club, 1 Yates Well Road, Nipton
  • Wednesday, Sept. 28: Courtyard Marriott, 5845 Dean Martin Drive, Las Vegas
  • Thursday, Sept. 29: Jean Airport, 23600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Jean

The BLM published the Notice of Intent in the September 1, Federal Register. This notice advises the public of the preparation of a SEIS, which evaluates any potential impacts that could occur from the construction and operation of the project.

Written comments will be accepted until Oct. 31. Comments may be submitted to: BLM Las Vegas Field Office, Attention: Gregory Helseth, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130-2301, by email:, or fax 702-515-5023. 

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.

Las Vegas Field Office   4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive      Las Vegas, NV 89130  

Last updated: 09-15-2011