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Solar PEIS Documents

Documents related to the Solar PEIS for downloading or online browsing.


Final Solar PEIS

The Final Solar PEIS is available for online browsing/downloading. If you wish to obtain a CD-ROM version of the Final Solar PEIS, use the Solar PEIS Order Form.


Other Documents Related to the Final Solar PEIS

The following documents are related to or discussed in the Final Solar PEIS and provided here for reference.

PDF Public Land Order No. 7818; Withdrawal of Public Lands for the Protection and Preservation of Solar Energy Zones for Future Energy Development; Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah (216 KB) published in Federal Register on July 5, 2013
PDF Notice of Amended Proposed Withdrawal; Partial Termination of Segregative Effect; Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah (216 KB) published in Federal Register on December 17, 2012
PDF Director's Protest Resolution Report: Programmatic Land Use Plan Amendments for Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern States (373 KB)
PDF Programmatic Agreement Regarding Solar Energy Development on Lands Administered by the BLM (157 KB)
PDF Notice of Availability of the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern States (196 KB)
Web page Mineral Potential Reports for the SEZs
PDF Approved Authorizations and First-in-Line Pending Applications within Proposed Solar Energy Zones as of May 31, 2012 (76 KB)
PDF Biological Opinion and Conservation Review for Solar Energy Program (569 KB)
PDF Memorandum: Endangered Species Act Consultation for Solar Energy Program (775 KB)

Supplement to the Draft Solar PEIS and Related Documents

The Supplement to the Draft Solar PEIS is available for online browsing/downloading. If you wish to obtain a CD-ROM version of the Supplement, use the Supplement to the Draft Solar PEIS Order Form.

Public Meetings for the Supplement to the Draft Solar PEIS

The Supplement to the Draft Solar PEIS Public Meeting Materials and Transcripts are available for viewing or downloading.

Draft Solar PEIS Documents

The Draft Solar PEIS is available for online browsing/downloading. If you wish to obtain a CD-ROM version of the Draft Solar PEIS, use the Solar PEIS Order Form.

Public Meetings for the Draft Solar PEIS

The Draft Solar PEIS Public Meeting Materials and Transcripts are available for viewing or downloading.


Other Solar PEIS Project-Related Documents

BLM Solar and Renewable Energy Policies

The following policy Instruction Memoranda (IMs) have all been extended until September 30, 2013. The BLM extended these IMs on January 14, 2013 by internal IM 2013-045.

PDF IM # 2012-032: Native American Consultation and Section 106 Compliance for the Solar Energy Program Described in the Solar PEIS Issued December 6, 2011 (113 KB)
PDF IM # 2011-061, Solar and Wind Energy Applications – Pre-Application and Screening Issued February 7, 2011 (663 KB)
PDF IM # 2011-060, Solar and Wind Energy Applications – Due Diligence Issued February 7, 2011 (303 KB)
PDF IM # 2011-059, National Environmental Policy Act Compliance for Utility-Scale Renewable Energy Right-of-Way Authorizations Issued February 7, 2011 (547 KB)
PDF IM # 2011-003, Solar Energy Development Policy Issued October 7, 2010 (600 KB)
PDF IM # 2010-141, Solar Energy Interim Rental Policy Issued June 10, 2010 (39 KB)

Press Releases

Web page Obama Administration Approves Roadmap for Utility-Scale Solar Energy Development on Public Lands (70 KB)
PDF Obama Administration Releases Roadmap for Solar Energy Development on Public Lands (116 KB)
PDF Interior Releases Updated Roadmap for Solar Energy Development (47 KB)
Web page DOI and DOE Announce Next Step for the Solar PEIS (41 KB)
PDF BLM Announces Second Extension of Public Comment Period for Draft Solar PEIS (29 KB)
PDF BLM Extends Public Comment Period for Draft Solar PEIS by 30 Days (145 KB)
PDF Solar Energy Zone Plan Focus of Public Meetings in Washington, DC and Six Western States (39 KB)
PDF BLM Press Release: Salazar, Chu Announce Next Step in Nation's March toward Renewable Energy Future (270 KB)
PDF DOE Press Release: Salazar, Chu Announce Next Step in Nation's March toward Renewable Energy Future (292 KB)
PDF Agencies Extend Public Comment Period for Proposed Solar Energy Zones (39 KB)
PDF BLM Proposes 24 Solar Energy Zones (13 KB)
PDF BLM to Continue Accepting Solar Energy Applications (13 KB)
PDF BLM Initiates Environmental Analysis of Solar Energy Development (18 KB)

Scoping Documents

The Scoping Documents are available for viewing or downloading.

Solar Energy Development Resource Maps

PDF Concentrating collector solar resources on BLM-administered lands (394 KB)
PDF Tilted photovoltaic panel solar resources on BLM-administered lands (1.04 MB)

NOTE: Maps and supporting spatial data files that depict tracts of BLM-administered land for in-depth study for solar development are available on the Solar Energy Development PEIS Maps page.

Technical Reports

PDF The Design, Construction, and Operation of Long-Distance High-Voltage Electricity Transmission Technologies Environmental Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Technical Memorandum ANL/EVS/TM/08-4 (1.4 MB)

Other Documents

PDF A Citizen's Guide to the NEPA: Having Your Voice Heard (932 KB)