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New Mexico
September 7, 2017 — 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

SRMS for the Afton SEZ: Public Workshop in Las Cruces, NM

New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Rd, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88011

The BLM will host a second public workshop to discuss the Solar Regional Mitigation Strategy (SRMS) for the Afton Solar Energy Zone (SEZ) in New Mexico. The workshop objectives are to present: (1) SRMS progress to date on residual impacts, impacts warranting mitigation, and goals and objectives, (2) present candidate mitigation site locations and actions nominated for consideration, and (3) provide an open forum for discussion and solicit thoughts on evaluating candidate mitigation sites.

For more information, see the Afton SEZ SRMS Project Website.


BLM Solar Program
August 16, 2017

Technical Review of Research Related to Avian-Solar Interactions

Sacramento, CA

A symposium on the Technical Review of Research Related to Avian-Solar Interactions will be held on August 16, 2017, at the DoubleTree Sacramento Hotel, Sacramento, CA.

For more information, see the symposium website.


New Mexico
July 21, 2017

Afton SRMS - Candidate Locations and Actions for Compensatory Mitigation Due

The BLM requests submission of candidate mitigation location and action recommendations by July 21, 2017.

For more information, see the June 29, 2017, New Mexico news announcement and the Afton SRMS Project Website.


Utah
February 17, 2017

UT SRMS - Candidate Site Locations Due

BLM is seeking additional candidate site locations and action recommendations by February 17, 2017.

For more information, see the Utah SRMS Project Website.


Utah
January 31, 2017

Utah SRMS - Comments Due

BLM requests comments on the revised impact tables, impacts warranting regional mitigation, and goals and objectives by January 31, 2017.

For more information, see the Utah SRMS Project Website.


BLM Solar Program
January 17, 2017 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST

Webinar on BLM's Competitive Leasing Rule for Solar and Wind Energy Development

Dial-in number: 1-888-850-4523; Passcode: 473080. Webinar URL: Please register at https://anl.adobeconnect.com/blmleasingjan17/event/registration.html

Jayme Lopez, principal author, will host a webinar on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recent Competitive Leasing Rule for Solar and Wind Energy Development. This webinar, which is intended for members of industry, non-governmental organizations, local, state, and federal regulators, and the general public, will provide an overview of key elements of the new rule.

For more information, see the December 22, 2016, news announcement.


Utah
December 13, 2016 — 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Utah SRMS: Public Workshop in Cedar City, UT

BLM Cedar City Field Office, 176 East D.L. Sargent Drive, Cedar City, UT 84721

Public workshop to discuss the Solar Regional Mitigation Strategy (SRMS) for three SEZs in Utah: Escalante Valley, Milford Flats South, and Wah Wah Valley. The workshop objectives are to present: 1) SRMS progress to date on residual impacts, impacts warranting mitigation, and goals and objectives, 2) present candidate mitigation site locations and actions nominated for consideration, and 3) provide an open forum for discussion and solicit thoughts on evaluating candidate mitigation sites.

For more information, see the Utah SRMS Project Website.


Utah
November 15, 2016

Utah SRMS - Comments Due

BLM requests submissions of candidate site location and action recommendations and comments on the webinar information by November 15, 2016.

For more information, see the Utah SRMS Project Website.


New Mexico
October 26, 2016

Afton SRMS - Comments Due

BLM requests comments on draft impacts that may warrant regional mitigation, goals and objectives, and additional workshop materials available on the Afton SRMS Project Website.

For more information, see the October 10, 2016, New Mexico news announcement.


Utah
October 12, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Mountain Time

Utah SRMS - Public Webinar

Webinar dial-in number: 1-888-850-4523; Passcode: 672617. Webinar URL: Please register at http://anl.adobeconnect.com/utsrms10122016/event/registration.html

The BLM will host a webinar to discuss the Solar Regional Mitigation Strategy (SRMS) for SEZs in Utah. The webinar will focus on how the compensatory mitigation amount will be determined and managed.

For more information, see the Utah SRMS Project Website.


Utah
October 5, 2016

Utah SRMS - Comments Due

BLM is requesting stakeholder input on Utah SRMS webinar content and other documents by October 5, 2016.

For more information, see the Utah SRMS Project Website.


New Mexico
September 28, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Mountain Time

Afton SRMS - Public Webinar

Webinar dial-in number: 1-888-240-2560; passcode 963-774-5036; Webinar URL: Please register at http://anl.adobeconnect.com/aftonsrms09282016/event/registration.html

The BLM will host a webinar to discuss the Solar Regional Mitigation Strategy (SRMS) for the Afton SEZ in New Mexico. The webinar will focus on an updated assessment of residual impacts based on stakeholder input, a preliminary assessment of impacts warranting compensatory mitigation, and a preview of regional goals and objectives and draft mitigation desired outcomes.

For more information, see the September 22, 2016, New Mexico news announcement.


BLM Solar Program
September 19, 2016

CWG Draft Avian-Solar Science Plan - Comments Due

The multiagency Avian-Solar Collaborative Working Group (CWG) is asking the public to review and provide comments on the draft Avian-Solar Science Plan.

For more information and to view the Science Plan, please see the Multiagency Avian-Solar Collaborative Working Group web page.


BLM Solar Program
August 31, 2016 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Pacific Time

CWG Avian-Solar Science Plan - Public Webinar

Webinar Telephone Number: 1-888-240-2560 (passcode: 963-774-5036); Webinar URL: http://anl.adobeconnect.com/avian-solar/

Public webinar to present the draft Avian-Solar Science Plan and address initial stakeholder questions. If you are interested in attending the public webinar, please RSVP by August 30th to lwalston@anl.gov.

For more information and to view the Science Plan, please see the Multiagency Avian-Solar Collaborative Working Group web page.


Utah
August 31, 2016 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Mountain Time

Utah SRMS - Public Webinar

Webinar dial-in number: 1-888-850-4523; Passcode: 672617. Webinar URL: http://anl.adobeconnect.com/ut-srms/

The BLM will host a webinar to discuss the Solar Regional Mitigation Strategy (SRMS) for SEZs in Utah. The webinar will focus on an updated assessment of residual impacts based on stakeholder input, a preliminary assessment of impacts warranting compensatory mitigation, and a preview of regional goals and objectives, desired mitigation outcomes and potential mitigation actions.

For more information, see the Utah SRMS Project Website.


BLM Solar Program
May 10-11, 2016

Multiagency Avian-Solar Collaborative Working Group (CWG) Public Workshop

DoubleTree Hilton Hotel Sacramento, 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, CA 95815

To inform development of the Avian-Solar Science Plan, the agencies will host a public workshop May 10-11, 2016 in Sacramento, CA. The purpose of this workshop will be to share information and receive public input regarding (1) the multiagency CWG, (2) related ongoing initiatives, (3) the purpose of the Avian-Solar Science Plan, and (4) preliminary elements of the plan. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please send an email to rollins@anl.gov.

For more information, please see the Multiagency Avian-Solar Collaborative Working Group webpage.


New Mexico
May 3, 2016

Afton SEZ SRMS: Public Workshop in Las Cruces, NM

Doña Ana County Government Center, Commission Chambers, 845 N. Motel Blvd., Las Cruces, NM 88007

The BLM is developing a Solar Regional Mitigation Strategy (SRMS) for the Afton solar energy zone (SEZ) in New Mexico. The BLM will host a public workshop on May 3rd, beginning the public process.

For more information, see the Afton SEZ SRMS Project Website.


Colorado
April 29, 2016

Draft Regional Mitigation Strategy for Three Colorado SEZs - Comments Due

The BLM is asking the public to review and provide comments on the Draft Regional Mitigation Strategy for three Colorado Solar Energy Zones (SEZs), which can be found on the Colorado SRMS Project Website.

For more information, see the BLM News Release.


Utah
April 19-20, 2016

Utah SRMS: Public Workshop in Cedar City, UT

Festival Hall, 105 N 100 E, Cedar City, UT 84720

The BLM is developing a Solar Regional Mitigation Strategy (SRMS) for three solar energy zones (SEZs) in Utah: Escalante Valley, Milford Flats South, and Wah Wah Valley. The BLM will host a public workshop on April 19th and 20th, beginning the public process.

For more information, see the Utah SRMS Project Website.


Colorado
March 24, 2016 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Mountain Time

Colorado SRMS Public Webinar

Webinar dial-in number: 1-888-850-4523; Passcode: 473080. Webinar URL: http://anl.adobeconnect.com/blm-rms/

Webinar to present the contents of the draft Regional Mitigation Strategy for Colorado Solar Energy Zones document and address stakeholder questions. The document can be found on the Colorado SRMS project website.


California
November 30, 2015

Draft Riverside East SEZ Long-Term Monitoring Strategy - Comments Due

The BLM is asking the public to review and provide comments on the Draft Riverside East Solar Energy Zone Long-Term Monitoring Strategy.


California
October 28, 2015 — 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Riverside East Monitoring and Adaptive Management Pilot Project - Webinar

Webinar dial-in number: 1-888-850-4523; Passcode: 876166. Webinar URL: https://bluejeans.com/663121813/9803

Public webinar to discuss the Riverside East Solar Energy Zone Long-Term Monitoring and Adaptive Management Strategy. The BLM will present its recently completed draft monitoring plan for the Riverside East SEZ and provide an open forum for discussion, questions, comments, and clarifications.

For more information, see the October 12, 2015, California news announcement.


Arizona
October 2, 2015

Draft Regional Mitigation Strategy for Arizona SEZs - Comments Due

The BLM is asking the public to review and provide comments on the Draft Regional Mitigation Strategy for the Arizona Solar Energy Zones (SEZs), which can be found on the Arizona SRMS Project Website.

For more information, see the September 4, 2015, Arizona news announcement.


Arizona
September 17, 2015 — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Public Workshop to Discuss Draft SRMS for SEZs in Arizona

BLM National Training Center (NTC), 9828 N 31st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85051

The BLM will host a third public workshop to discuss the Draft Solar Regional Mitigation Strategy (SRMS) for three SEZs in Arizona: Agua Caliente, Brenda, and Gillespie.

For more information, see the September 4, 2015, Arizona news announcement.


Nevada
August 28, 2015

Dry Lake Valley North SEZ Draft Regional Mitigation Strategy - Comments Due

The BLM is asking the public to review and provide comments on the Draft Regional Mitigation Strategy for the Dry Lake Valley North SEZ, which can be found on the Dry Lake Valley North Project Website. Written comments may be submitted to the BLM Ely District Office, HC 33 Box 33500, Ely, NV, 89301, Attn: Dan Netcher or via email to dnetcher@blm.gov.

For more information, see the August 14, 2015, Nevada news announcement.


Nevada
August 6, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Pacific Time

Dry Lake Valley North SEZ SRMS - Public Webinar

Webinar dial-in number: 1-888-850-4523; Passcode: 858755. Webinar URL: http://anl.adobeconnect.com/dlvn_srms/

Webinar to present the contents of the Dry Lake Valley North SEZ draft Solar Regional Mitigation Strategy document and address stakeholder questions.

For more information, see the July 27, 2015, Nevada news announcement.


Colorado
July 7, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Mountain Time

Colorado SRMS Public Webinar

Webinar dial-in number: 1-888-850-4523; Passcode: 473080. Webinar URL: http://anl.adobeconnect.com/lasrms/

Public webinar to discuss the Solar Regional Mitigation Strategy (SRMS) for three Colorado solar energy zones (SEZs). The webinar objectives are to: 1) review stakeholder comments; 2) provide an update on regional goals and objectives; 3) review candidate site matrix revisions and additional spatial site narrowing criteria; and 4) present a draft approach to identifying the mitigation obligation.

For more information, see the July 1, 2015, Colorado news announcement.


Nevada
June 8, 2015

Luning Solar Energy Project EA - Comments Due

BLM is seeking public comments on the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Luning Solar Energy Project in Nevada through June 8, 2015. For more information, see the BLM news release and the BLM Nevada Carson City District Office NEPA page.


Colorado
June 4, 2015

CO SRMS - Comments on Workshop Documents Due

Stakeholders are requested to provide:

  • Comments on the goals/objectives/actions/outcomes crosswalk table for BLM candidate mitigation sites
  • Additions to the goals/objectives/actions/outcomes crosswalk table for stakeholder candidate mitigation sites (if your organization provided candidate sites)
  • Comments on the candidate site matrix, as well as providing missing data where possible.

Documents are available on the Colorado SRMS project website. BLM would prefer to receive specific input directly on the Word files through Comments and corrections made in Track Changes. Documents and comments should be sent to SolarMitigation@blm.gov.


Colorado
May 13-14, 2015

Colorado SRMS: Workshop to Review Candidate Mitigation Sites and Actions

Monte Vista, CO

The workshop objectives are to: 1) review and collaborate on regional mitigation goals and objectives for the Antonito Southeast, De Tilla Gulch, and Los Mogotes East SEZs, 2) review progress on assessment of impacts for air quality, visual, and cultural resources, 3) present proposed candidate site for consideration, and 4) conduct a group exercise on criteria for and scoring of the candidate sites.

For more information, see the May 8, 2015, Colorado news announcement.


Arizona
April 20, 2015

Arizona SRMS - Stakeholder Feedback Due

Please provide comments on:

  • Goals & Objectives Crosswalk table
  • Candidate Sites Matrix

The documents have been posted to the Arizona SRMS project website.

If submitting revisions to the Word version documents, please use track changes and include organization name in revised filename. Please send comments to Lane Cowger, BLM Project Manager, at lcowger@blm.gov.


Colorado
April 9, 2015

Colorado SRMS - Stakeholder Feedback Due

Please provide comments on:

  • Candidate Mitigation Sites and Actions

Materials from the February 5 webinar, including the Candidate Sites Screening matrix, are available on the Colorado SRMS project website.

Send comments to SolarMitigation@blm.gov


Arizona
March 25, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Arizona Time

Arizona SRMS Webinar Discussing Regional Mitigation Fee

The webinar will focus on regional mitigation fee calculation.
The dial-in number for the webinar is: 1-888-850-4523; Passcode: 672617

For more information, see the March 23, 2015, Arizona news announcement.


Arizona
February 24, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Arizona Time (MST)

Arizona SRMS Public Webinar

Webinar to revisit Arizona solar energy zone regional mitigation goals and candidate mitigation site locations.
Dial-in Number: 1-888-850-4523; Passcode 672617

For more information, see the February 20, 2015, Arizona news announcement.


Colorado
February 5, 2015 — 10:00 AM to Noon Mountain Time

Colorado SRMS Public Webinar

Topics: Regional Mitigation Goals and a Process to Nominate Candidate Mitigation Site Locations.
Dial-in Number: 1-888-850-4523; Passcode 473080

For more information, see the Colorado Solar Regional Mitigation Strategy project website Documents page.


Colorado
January 15, 2015

Colorado SRMS - Stakeholder Feedback Due

Please provide comments on:

  • Unavoidable impacts that may warrant regional mitigation for the three SEZs
  • Tables to review are available on the Colorado SRMS project website.

Send comments to SolarMitigation@blm.gov


BLM Solar Program
January 8, 2015

Environmental Assessments for Projects in Dry Lake SEZ - Comments Due

For more information and to submit comments, see the following:


Colorado
December 17, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Mountain Time

Colorado SRMS Public Webinar

Discussion of stakeholder comments on Landscape Assessment and Impact Assessment; preliminary recommendations on impacts that may warrant regional mitigation. Dial-in Number: 1-888-850-4523; Passcode 473080

For more information, see the November 25, 2014, Colorado news announcement.


BLM Solar Program
December 16, 2014

Proposed Solar/Wind Competitive Leasing Rule - Close of Comment Period

For more information, see the November 21, 2014, and September 30, 2014, BLM Solar Program news announcements.


Arizona
December 15, 2014

Arizona SRMS - Stakeholder Feedback Due

Please provide comments on:

  • Unavoidable impacts that may warrant regional mitigation
  • Regional mitigation goals and objectives (attached)
  • Candidate site matrix and template instructions
  • Costs of recommended mitigation actions

Send comments to lcowger@blm.gov

For more information, see the Arizona SRMS Workshop Documents page of the BLM's website.


BLM Solar Program
December 3, 2014 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern Time

Proposed Solar/Wind Competitive Leasing Rule - Webinar

Summary of Proposed Rule and Questions and Answers

For more information, see the November 21, 2014, BLM Solar Program news announcement.


Arizona
November 12-13, 2014

Arizona SRMS Public Workshop

BLM National Training Center, Phoenix, AZ

Discussion of Goals/Objectives and Candidate Mitigation Locations

For more information, see the October 16, 2014, Arizona news announcement.


Colorado
September 11, 2014 — 9:00 AM and 4:00-6:30 PM Mountain Time

Colorado SRMS - Los Mogotes East SEZ Field Visit and Open House

Romeo Town Hall

For more information, see the August 28, 2014, Colorado news announcement.


Colorado
September 10, 2014 — 8:30 AM Mountain Time

Colorado SRMS - All Day Workshop

Adams State University, Alamosa, CO

For more information, see the August 28, 2014, Colorado news announcement.


Colorado
September 9, 2014 — 9:00 AM and 4:00-6:30 PM Mountain Time

Colorado SRMS - Los Mogotes East SEZ Field Visit and Open House

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

For more information, see the August 28, 2014, Colorado news announcement.


Colorado
September 8, 2014 — 3:00 PM and 4:00-6:30 PM Mountain Time

Colorado SRMS - De Tilla Gulch SEZ Field Visit and Open House

Saguache County Road and Bridge Bldg

For more information, see the August 28, 2014, Colorado news announcement.


Arizona
July 9, 2014 — 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Arizona SRMS - Webinar

For more information, see the June 12, 2014, Arizona news announcement.


California
May 28, 2014 — 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Riverside East Monitoring and Adaptive Management Pilot Project - Webinar

Webinar to to discuss the Riverside East Solar Energy Zone Long-Term Monitoring and Adaptive Management Strategy.


Arizona
April 2-3, 2014

Arizona SRMS Public Workshop

BLM National Training Center, Phoenix, AZ

For more information, see the March 4, 2014, Arizona news announcement.


Nevada
March 25, 2014

Nevada SRMS - SRMS Open House for the Dry Lake Valley North SEZ

Open House held at the BLM Caliente Field Office, Caliente, NV.

The BLM is also asking the public to review and provide comment on a draft assessment of unavoidable impacts associated with the development of the 25,069-acre Dry Lake Valley North SEZ in Lincoln County, Nevada that may warrant off-site mitigation. The public is also invited to submit candidate sites where such mitigation actions might occur. See also the project website.


California
December 11-12, 2013

California Riverside East SEZ Monitoring and Adaptive Management Workshop

Renaissance Palm Springs, Palm Spring, CA

For more information, see the October 29, 2013, California news announcement.