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Permitting in DRECP Development Focus Areas

Under the 2016 Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) Record of Decision (ROD), Development Focus Areas (DFAs) are areas with substantial energy generation potential, access to existing or planned transmission, and low resource conflicts.

In general, BLM California follows the regulations and process for issuing grants non-competitively for DFAs, as described under 43 CFR 2800, specifically 2804.12(a)(b) and (c). Additionally, BLM California will apply incentives defined in the DRECP ROD for applications within DFAs.