High-voltage transmission lines in a right-of-way


West-Wide Energy Corridors

In accordance with Section 368(a) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the BLM designated 5,000 miles of energy corridors (commonly referred to as “Section 368 energy corridors” or “West-wide energy corridors”) for potential placement of future oil, natural gas and hydrogen pipelines, and electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure.

As preferred locations for energy transport projects on BLM-administered public lands, these corridors are intended to facilitate long-distance movement of oil, gas or hydrogen via pipelines, and transmission and distribution of high-voltage electric power.

Visit the West-wide Energy Corridor Information Center website https://www.corridoreis.anl.gov/ to maps and learn about potential revisions, deletions and additions to the network.

Rulemaking 

The BLM is proposing to amend its regulations for granting ROWs for communications sites, the cost recovery schedule, and fire prevention plans and agreements for ROWs and power transmission and distribution facilities. View the proposed rules and submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. In the Search box at this URL, enter "RIN 1004-AE60" and click 'Search,' then follow the instructions. 

You may also submit written comments by mail, personal or messenger delivery: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Director (HQ-630), Bureau of Land Management, Rm. 5646, 1849 C St. NW, Washington DC 20240; Attn. Regulatory Affairs: 1004-AE60