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Colorado

Four SEZs were identified in Colorado through the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Solar PEIS: Antonito Southeast SEZ, De Tilla Gulch SEZ, Fourmile East SEZ, and Los Mogotes East SEZ.

As of April 2015, there were no pending applications or approved projects in Colorado.

Additional SEZ information and maps for each Colorado SEZ are available on the SEZ-specific Web pages for Antonito Southeast, De Tilla Gulch, Fourmile East, and Los Mogotes East.

Solar Regional Mitigation Strategy

In the Solar PEIS ROD, the BLM committed to establishing a solar regional mitigation strategy (SRMS) for each SEZ. These regional mitigation strategies are expected to simplify and improve the mitigation process for future solar projects in SEZs.

The SRMS final report is applicable to future solar development in the Antonito Southeast, De Tilla Gulch, and Los Mogotes East SEZs. The document and additional information are available through the mitigation webpages for the Antonito Southeast, De Tilla Gulch, and Los Mogotes East SEZs.

As detailed in the document, because additional cultural concerns have been identified for the Fourmile East SEZ since the Solar PEIS ROD was issued, the BLM is re-evaluating the designation of the Fourmile East area as a solar energy zone.

Updated: 5/15/2017