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Bureau of Land Management seeks comments solar project near Las Vegas

Posted at 4:28 PM, Jul 13, 2018

The Bureau of Land Management Las Vegas Field Office is seeking public comments on the proposed Gemini Solar Project in Clark County. 

The Gemini Solar Project would consist of the construction, operation, and eventual decommissioning of solar modules and associated facilities necessary to generate up to 690 megawatts of electricity. The proposed project area includes 7,115 acres of public land 25 miles northeast of Las Vegas and extends approximately six miles north to south and four miles east to west, located adjacent and south/southeast of Interstate 15.

It is estimated that the project would generate up to 2,000 direct jobs at peak construction, with a permanent staff of seven operating the facility after construction.

A Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Land Use Plan Amendment, and a Notice of Segregation for the Proposed Gemini Solar Project in Clark County, Nevada was published in the July 1, Federal Register, opening a 45-day public comment period which closes on Aug. 27.

Written comments may be mailed to the BLM, Southern Nevada District, Energy & Infrastructure Project Manager, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV, 89130, or emailed to blm_nv_sndo_geminisolar@blm.gov or faxed to 702-515-5023.