Bureau of Land Management to hold virtual public information forum for Townsite Solar 2 Project

LAS VEGAS – The Bureau of Land Management Las Vegas Field Office (BLM) will host a virtual public information forum on September 1 to gather public input on the Townsite Solar 2 Project proposed on approximately 80 acres of BLM-managed public land located in Clark County, four miles southwest of Boulder City.

“As we take the next steps in evaluating the application for the Townsite Solar 2 Project, we look forward to input from the public and our partners in local, state, federal and Tribal governments,” said Shonna Dooman, Las Vegas Field Office Manager. “Input we receive provides critical information to support BLM’s review as we decide how to move forward with this right-of-way application to ensure that we can help meet the nation’s needs for renewable energy while we continue to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of public lands.”

The virtual public information forum is scheduled on September 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The forum will begin with a short presentation on the application evaluation process and the Townsite Solar 2 Project, will continue with a question-and-answer session, and finish with a public input period.

To register for the information forum, please use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rceytpzMrH9CNYeuIYJx0kJMncqY67vWL

If you have any questions or technical issues trying to register for the information forum, please call (559) 515-0933 for assistance.

Skylar Energy Resources, LLC has applied for a right-of-way grant for the construction, operation and eventual decommissioning of a proposed 19 MW photovoltaic solar power project on BLM managed public land. The information forum is being held as part of the solar application evaluation process and information gathered during the public input period will inform BLM’s determination on whether to continue to process or to deny the Townsite Solar 2 Project right-of-way application.

The BLM considers right-of-way applications for utility-scale solar energy development on a case-by-case basis based on environmental considerations; coordination with appropriate federal, state and local agencies and Tribes; and public outreach. More information about the Townsite Solar 2 Project, including proposed project information and BLM’s review process, can be found at https://www.blm.gov/press-release/bureau-land-management-hold-virtual-public-information-forum-townsite-solar-2-project

Public comments that would be the most helpful are those that identify potential local concerns, barriers, and/or opportunities related to the proposed project. Input about types of use within the proposed area, like recreational activities and opportunities and other factors would also be helpful at this time.

The BLM manages vast stretches of public lands that have the potential to make significant contributions to the nation’s renewable energy portfolio. To promote the development of these energy sources, the BLM provides sites for environmentally sound development of renewable energy on public lands. The efficient deployment of renewable energy from our nation’s public lands is crucial in achieving the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035, as well as Congress’ direction in the Energy Act of 2020 to permit 25 gigawatts of solar, wind, and geothermal production on public lands no later than 2025.

Written public input can be submitted via email to BLM_NV_SND_EnergyProjects@blm.gov; please include “Townsite Solar 2 Project” in the subject line of the email. Additionally, public input can be mailed to BLM Southern Nevada District Office, Attn: Townsite Solar 2 Project, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130. Public input on the application determination will be accepted until September 15, 2022.

Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time.  While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

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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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