West-Wide Energy Corridor Guidebook

IB 2021-022
Information Bulletin

United States Department of the Interior

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Grand Junction, Colorado 81506

https://www.blm.gov

 

April 16, 2021

 

In Reply Refer To:

2800/2880 (350) P

EMS TRANSMISSION 04/22/2021

Information Bulletin No. 2021-022

To:                  All Headquarters and Field Office Officials

From:              Assistant Director, Energy, Minerals and Realty Management

Subject:           West-Wide Energy Corridor Guidebook

This Information Bulletin (IB) alerts agency management and staff to the public availability of the West-Wide Energy Corridor Guidebook (Guidebook).  The Guidebook describes the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) policies, requirements, and best practices for authorizing and developing oil, gas, and hydrogen pipelines and electricity transmission and distribution projects within energy corridors designated in accordance with Section 368(a) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (43 U.S.C. 13201 et seq.) (Section 368 corridors).  The Guidebook does not create or modify any BLM policies.

The Guidebook provides agency staff a one-stop-shop source for comprehensive information about the unique management requirements of processing right-of-way (ROW) applications within the Section 368 corridors. In addition, the Guidebook is designed to serve as a clearinghouse for interagency operating procedures (IOP) that are revised, deleted, or added through subsequent agency collaboration, environmental review and decision-making.  It also provides the public the opportunity to gain an understanding of the agency process, requirements, and advantages of applying for ROW and developing energy projects within Section 368 corridors.

A printable version of the West-Wide Energy Corridor Guidebook is available at blm.gov.

Contact:  If you have questions or concerns regarding the contents of this IB, please contact Jeremy Bluma at 202-789-6014, or email to: jbluma@blm.gov or your staff may contact Doug Herrema, Division Chief, Lands, Realty and Cadastral Survey, HQ-350, at 760-507-5607, or email to: dherrema@blm.gov.

 

 

Signed by:                                           Authenticated by:

Nicholas E. Douglas                           Robert M. Williams

Assistant Director                               Division of Regulatory Affairs,(WO-630)

Energy, Minerals, and Realty

   Management

 

 

1 Attachment

            1 – West-Wide Energy Corridor Guidebook (64pp)