In the Solar PEIS, the BLM committed to establishing a solar regional mitigation strategy (SRMS) for each solar energy zone (SEZ). These regional mitigation strategies are expected to simplify and improve the mitigation process for future solar projects in SEZs.
On March 2, 2016, the BLM released the Regional Mitigation Strategy for the Arizona SEZs – Final Report. The Agua Caliente SEZ is included in the strategy, which can be found on the Arizona SRMS Project Website. The strategy identifies mitigation priorities and options in advance of development, and takes into account the resource conditions of the land and regional trends informed by BLM's recent Rapid Ecoregional Assessments. The strategy was developed in collaboration with stakeholders to address key issues such as where and how mitigation may be achieved and the costs associated with doing so.
Additional information on the Arizona Solar Regional Mitigation Strategy is available on the project website, at: http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/energy/solar/arizona_regional_mitigation.html
For further information, please contact Lane Cowger, BLM Arizona, at email@example.com.