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General Authorization Policies for Solar Energy Development Rights-of Way (ROWs)

The following authorization policies are applicable to solar energy ROWs on BLM-administered lands. The BLM issued final ROW regulations on December 19, 2016 that generally incorporated these authorization policies from the Record of Decision (ROD) into the CFR (43 CFR 2800). The new rules supersede the previous policies and associated Instruction Memoranda (IM) and have been updated on this website.

Solar Energy ROW Authorization Policies:

Updated: 12/21/2017