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2013 RDEP ROD Design Features

The 2013 Restoration Design Energy Project (RDEP) Record of Decision (ROD) specified that all of the design features identified in the 2012 Western Solar Plan would be applied to utility-scale solar development on BLM-administered lands in Arizona to ensure environmentally responsible development and delivery of solar energy.

The RDEP ROD also established additional design features specific to Arizona that are the minimum specifications for managing individual renewable energy projects and mitigating adverse impacts. Design features must be incorporated into project-specific plans of development, plans of operation, and ROW authorizations. The design features are presented in Appendix B of the RDEP ROD.