Energy

BLM Initiates Environmental Review of Solar Power Project in Eastern Riverside County

(Mar 26, 2010) - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) today released for public comment a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Staff Assessment (DEIS/SA) for the NextEra Energy Resources Genesis Solar Power Plant in Riverside County, Calif.

NextEra Energy has applied to the BLM for a right-of-way on public lands to construct a 250-megawatt solar energy power plant facility on approximately 1,800 acres 25 miles west of Blythe and north of Interstate 10.

Read more: BLM Initiates Environmental Review of Solar Power Project in Eastern Riverside County

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Draft EIS for Solar Millennium Amargosa Farm Road Solar Power Project Released

Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Solar Millennium Amargosa Farm Road Solar Power Project, Nye County, NV

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Amargosa Farm Road Solar Power Project, Nye County, Nevada, and by this Notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.

DATES: To ensure comments will be considered, the BLM must receive written comments on the Amargosa Farm Road Solar Power Project Draft EISwithin 45 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The BLM will announce future meetings or hearings and any other public involvement activities at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media news releases, or mailings.

Click here to read the complete Federal Register Notice

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BLM to Prepare EIS for West Chocolate Mountain Reneable Energy Evaluation Area

Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed West Chocolate Mountains Renewable Energy Evaluation Area, Imperial County, CA, and Possible Land Use Plan Amendment

SUMMARY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) El Centro Field Office, El Centro, California, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to consider an amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan to identify whether lands within the West Chocolate Mountains area should be made available for geothermal, solar, or wind energy development. By this notice the BLM is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.

Read more: BLM to Prepare EIS for West Chocolate Mountain Reneable Energy Evaluation Area

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NOI for First Solar Desert Sunlight Solar Farm Project

Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed First Solar Desert Sunlight Solar Farm Project, Riverside County, CA and Possible Land Use Plan Amendment

Agency: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
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SUMMARY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management
Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Palm Springs South Coast Field Office, Palm Springs, California, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for First Solar Inc.'s application for a right-of-way authorization to develop a solar photovoltaic generating facility. The EIS may also support an amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan (1980), as amended; by this notice the BLM is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.

Read more: NOI for First Solar Desert Sunlight Solar Farm Project

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