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Laws, Regulations, and Policies

Laws and Regulations

Applications for solar energy projects will be processed and authorized as rights-of-way under Title V of FLPMA Link and Title 43, Part 2800, of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Utility-scale solar power or photovoltaic electric generating facilities must comply with the BLM’s planning, environmental, and right-of-way application requirements.  

Secretarial Orders

Several Secretarial Orders directly address renewable energy:


Instruction memorandums provide policy guidance on the implementation of regulations.