Please update your Flash Player to view content.

More News on OutdoorWire

OutdoorWire

OutdoorWire

Portal page for OutdoorWire Access and Landuse Central Read More
4x4Voice

4x4Voice

California off road recreation news and information Read More
MUIRNet News

MUIRNet News

News and information about issues affecting outdoor recreation Read More
4x4Wire

4x4Wire

Off road recreation and 4x4 Technical news and information Read More
TrailTalk

TrailTalk

4x4Wire TrailTalk Forums for a variety of 4x4 tech information Read More
  • 1

MUIRNet-News Live Search

Search - Categories
Search - Content
Search - Web Links
Search - Tags

Energy

Energy

State, Federal Agencies Release Interim Document on Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

Sacramento, California - State and federal agencies have released an interim document on a plan that will protect important desert habitat and identify low conflict lands for renewable energy development in the California desert.

The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) is an unprecedented collaboration among local, state and federal agencies to streamline renewable energy project and transmission line permitting while conserving biological and natural resources in the California desert.

When completed, the DRECP is likely to be the most significant conservation effort in the desert in the last two decades. It will identify up to 8.5 million acres of the California desert for potential conservation, while strengthening and enhancing special recreation areas and identifying the areas for developing solar, wind and geothermal projects with the least environmental impact.

Read more: State, Federal Agencies Release Interim Document on Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

Land withdrawals for energy development increased

BLM Issues Proposal to Continue Protections on Lands Approved for Solar Energy Zones

)Dec 14, 2012) - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced today an amended proposal to extend protections on lands in six western states approved as solar energy zones.   The lands are currently protected from mining claims or other lands appropriations; today’s proposal would extend this management status for a 20-year period.

The Notice of Proposed Withdrawal of Public Lands is for approximately 303,900 acres on 17 tracts of BLM-administered land located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.  The notice will appear in the Federal Register on Monday.

The notice amends a previously filed application and proposal to withdraw public lands in the six states from settlement, sale, location, and entry under the public land laws, including the United States mining laws, on behalf of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), to protect and preserve Solar Energy Zones (SEZ) for future solar energy development.

Read more: Land withdrawals for energy development increased

Scoping Period for California DRECP Announced

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) which may include amendments to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan, Bishop Resource Management Plan (RMP), Caliente/Bakersfield RMP, and Eastern San Diego County RMP for the areas that are within the planning boundary of the proposed Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP). These potential plan amendments will be analyzed in the DRECP Draft EIS and CDCA Plan Amendment (PA), as noticed in the Federal Register on November 20, 2009 (74 FR 60291) and August 29, 2011 (76 FR 45606). By this notice, the BLM is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues related to the proposed RMP amendments.

Read more: Scoping Period for California DRECP Announced

BLM Seeks Comments on Development of Regulations for Competitive Leasing of Solar and Wind Energy on Public Lands

(Jan 7, 2012) - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today published in the Federal Register an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to give the public background information about the BLM’s interest in establishing an efficient, competitive process for issuing right-of-way (ROW) leases for solar and wind energy development on the public lands. The BLM believes such a process would help ensure fair access to leasing opportunities for renewable energy development and capture fair market value for the use of public lands, as required under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976. Existing regulations limit the competitive process to procedures for responding to overlapping right-of-way applications. The BLM is seeking input on how best to offer public lands through a nomination and competitive process instead of just by right-of-way application.

Read more: BLM Seeks Comments on Development of Regulations for Competitive Leasing of Solar and Wind Energy...

Share this --

FacebookTwitterDiggDeliciousStumbleuponTechnoratiLinkedinShare on Google+
Pin It

OutdoorWire Websites

OutdoorWire

OutdoorWire

Portal page for OutdoorWire Access and Landuse Central Read More
4x4Voice

4x4Voice

California off road recreation news and information Read More
MUIRNet News

MUIRNet News

News and information about issues affecting outdoor recreation Read More
4x4Wire

4x4Wire

Off road recreation and 4x4 Technical news and information Read More
TrailTalk

TrailTalk

4x4Wire TrailTalk Forums for a variety of 4x4 tech information Read More
  • 1

4x4 Tech from 4x4Wire

Jeep Tech

Jeep Tech

Jeep Tech from 4x4Wire Read More
Toyota Tech

Toyota Tech

Toyota Tech from 4x4Wire Read More
Mitsubishi Tech

Mitsubishi Tech

Mitsubishi Tech from 4x4Wire Read More
Isuzu Tech

Isuzu Tech

Isuzu Tech from 4x4Wire Read More
  • 1