GRAND JUNCTION, Colo — As a part of its ongoing efforts to assist accountable renewable power improvement on public lands, the Bureau of Land Administration held a public scoping assembly in Grand Junction to solicit suggestions on the current Workplace has partnered programmatic environmental influence assertion for utility-scale photo voltaic power planning by the BLM.
The BLM is contemplating its 2012 updates Western Photo voltaic Plan which incorporates six southwestern states—Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah—and is looking for touch upon increasing its photo voltaic plan to incorporate 5 further states: Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. The Grand Junction assembly is one in every of a sequence held in January and February in numerous western states, in addition to in Washington DC and close by. For a whole record of conferences go to https://www.blm.gov/2023-solar-programmatic-environmental-impact-statement.
“The BLM is dedicated to increasing renewable power improvement on public lands to assist lead the nation to a clear power future, enhance America’s power safety, and supply good-paying union jobs,” stated BLM Director Tracy Stone-Manning. “We look ahead to listening to from the general public on efficient methods to develop our nation’s capability to provide photo voltaic power whereas persevering with to make sure sturdy safety of our public lands and waters.”
The Grand Junction assembly will likely be held on February ninth from 3-7 pm on the Grand Junction Conference Heart, 159 Principal Road within the Whitewater/Kannah Rooms. Parking is complimentary for attendees. People who require particular help, corresponding to signal language interpretation and different affordable lodging, should contact the BLM at Photo voltaic@BLM.gov.
A digital assembly may also be held on February 13 from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Mountain Normal Time. Pre-registration is required. Click on beneath to register:
After registration, you’ll obtain a affirmation e mail with details about becoming a member of the assembly.
The Discover of Intent to replace the BLM’s 2012 photo voltaic programmatic environmental influence assertion revealed in Federal Register on December 8, 2022, with events invited to submit written suggestions or to take part in one of many in-person or digital public scoping conferences.
The general public remark interval will stay open for 15 days after the final public enter assembly. For the most recent data on these conferences and to view the Discover of Intent, go to the BLM’s ePlanning website online at https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/mission/2022371/570.