Instruction Memoranda (IMs) are temporary directives that supplement the BLM's permanent Manual Sections which provide direction for its programs. The BLM developed and issued several IM policies starting in 2004 to establish and refine a Solar Energy Development program. Many of the policies included in IMs were temporary and were superseded by the 2017 update to the ROW regulations.
Details on newer IMs related to solar energy development on BLM-administered public lands are provided on the Instruction Memoranda page, and include:
IM 2021-038, issued on July 12, 2021.
IM 2017-096, issued on September 14, 2017.
IM 2017-099, issued September 14, 2017.