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Draft PEIS for Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern States Available

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Department of Energy (DOE) have announced the availability of the Supplement to the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern States.  The BLM and the DOE will hold four public meetings on the Supplement to provide an overview of the document, answer questions, and receive public comments.


The meeting site will open to the public at 6 p.m. The official meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and close after all individuals who wish to speak have been heard. The meeting dates and locations are given below. The specific venues will be announced at least 15 days in advance via local media, the project Web site (http://solareis.anl.gov/), and the DOE NEPA Web site (http://energy.gov/nepa).

  • Las Vegas, Nevada—Wednesday, November 30, 2011
  • Phoenix, Arizona—Thursday, December 1, 2011
  • El Centro, California—Wednesday, December 7, 2011
  • Palm Desert, California—Thursday, December 8, 2011

Click here to read the complete Federal Register Notice

 

Superstition Mountain Gepthermal NOI Cancelled

The Department of the Navy (DoN) announces the cancellation of its Notice of Intent to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for the proposed Geothermal Development Program, Naval Air Facility El Centro, Imperial County, CA, as published in the Federal Register, May 5, 2008 (73 FR 87). It has been determined that preparation of a PEIS is not appropriate at this time when considering the current project scale and stage of geothermal energy development at Superstition Mountain on Naval Air Facility El Centro.

Read more: Superstition Mountain Gepthermal NOI Cancelled

Solar Energy Zone Plan Focus of Public Meetings in Washington, DC, and Six Western States

WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today announced a schedule of public meetings to gather comments on a comprehensive environmental analysis that has identified proposed ‘solar energy zones’ on public lands in the west most suitable for environmentally sound, utility-scale solar energy production.

Read more: Solar Energy Zone Plan Focus of Public Meetings in Washington, DC, and Six Western States

Draft EIR/EIS Released for Eldorado-Ivanpah Transmission Project,

Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Report and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Southern California Edison Eldorado-Ivanpah Transmission Project, California and Nevada

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970, the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), together with the California Public Utilities Commission, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Eldorado-Ivanpah Transmission Project (EITP), and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.

Read more: Draft EIR/EIS Released for Eldorado-Ivanpah Transmission Project,

Solar Millennium's Ridgecrest Solar Power Project Draft EIS Released

Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Staff Assessment for the Solar Millennium's Ridgecrest Solar Power Project and Possible California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) have prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Draft California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan Amendment, and Staff Assessment (SA) as a joint environmental analysis document for the Ridgecrest Solar Power Project (RSPP), Kern County, California, and by this notice are announcing the opening of the comment period.

Click here to read the complete Federal Register Notice

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