BLM to Host Public Scoping Meetings on Proposed Greenlink West Transmission Line Project

RENO, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management invites the public to a series of public scoping meetings on the proposed Greenlink West Project that would be constructed and operated by Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company (dba NV Energy). The Greenlink West Project would be a system of new 525-kilovolt (kV), 345-kV, 230-kV, and 120-kV electric transmission facilities on private, state, and federal lands between northern and southern Nevada.  

A 30-day public comment period was initiated with the publishing in the Federal Register on May 2, 2022, of the Notice of Intent that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Potential Resource Management Plan Amendments will be prepared by the BLM. The public scoping meetings will provide the opportunity for public involvement and input on the proposed project. An EIS will analyze the environmental impacts associated with the construction, operation and eventual decommissioning of the facility. More information about the project can be found on the BLM’s ePlanning website at: https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2017391/510  

Below is the list of dates, locations, and times for the upcoming public scoping meetings.   

  • Monday, May 16th:  
    • Centennial High School Cafeteria 
    • 10200 Centennial Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89149 
    • 5:00-7:00 PM 
  • Tuesday, May 17th 
    • Beatty Town Office Community Center 
    • 100 A Avenue South, Beatty, NV 89003 
    • 5:00-7:00 PM  
  • Wednesday, May 18th   
    • Tonopah Station 
    • 1137 Erie Street, Tonopah, NV 89049 
    • 5:00-7:00 PM 
  • Thursday, April 21st     
    • Neil Road Recreation Center 
    • 3925 Neil Road, Reno, NV 89505 
    • 5:00 -7:00 PM 

The public scoping meeting will be held as an open house forum with BLM staff and project proponents available to answer questions related to the proposed project. At each location, the BLM staff will make a brief presentation followed by a time for the public to make verbal statements regarding this project. Individual verbal statements will be limited to three minutes. A court reporter will be present during each of the public scoping meetings to also take individual comments.  

The purpose of the public scoping process is to identify relevant issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis, including alternatives.  The BLM has identified the following preliminary issues: biological resources, visual resources, cultural resources, Department of Defense, and Tribal interests. 

Written comments may be mailed to Greg Helseth, Renewable Energy Branch Chief, BLM Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Blvd., Reno, NV 89502, or email to ghelseth@blm.gov . 

Before including addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, or other personal identifying information in comments, be aware that entire comments—including personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While commenters can request that personal identifying information be withheld from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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Organization

Bureau of Land Management

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Nevada State Office

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Rita Henderson
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