West-Wide Energy Corridor Guidebook
United States Department of the Interior
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Grand Junction, Colorado 81506
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or your staff may contact Doug Herrema, Division Chief, Lands, Realty and Cadastral Survey, HQ-350, at 760-507-5607, or email to: email@example.com.
Signed by: Authenticated by:
Nicholas E. Douglas Robert M. Williams
Assistant Director Division of Regulatory Affairs,(WO-630)
Energy, Minerals, and Realty
1 – West-Wide Energy Corridor Guidebook (64pp)