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BLM TO HOST VIRTUAL PUBLIC WORKSHOPS FOR GREENLINK WEST PROJECT NOVEMBER 17-18

  • Oct 20, 2021
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States News Service

The following information was released by the Bureau of Land Management:

The Bureau of Land Management, Nevada State Office invites the public to two virtual public workshops on the proposed Greenlink West Project that would be constructed and operated by Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company (dba NV Energy). The Greenlink West Project would be a system of new 525-kilovolt (kV), 345-kV, 230-kV, and 120-kV electric transmission facilities on private, state, and federal lands between northern and southern Nevada. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the public workshops will be held virtually on November 17 and 18.

The November workshops are part of the pre-planning phase that also included a series of workshops held in June 2021. By providing information to the public in advance of publishing the Notice of Intent for the Environmental Impact Statement for the project in Spring 2022, the BLM hopes to help the public identify issues, ask questions, and gather information that will aid in providing substantive comments during the formal public scoping periods. After the Notice of Intent is published, there will be more opportunities for public involvement in the planning process, including public scoping and review and comment periods on the EIS.

The dates, times, and how to join the public input workshops are provided below. The same project information will be presented on both days.

Wednesday, November 17 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. PST and Thursday, November 18 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm PST

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/9041407949?pwd=VTZ3Slp2R0x1c05TOG9HT3U2Tmt2dz09

Meeting ID: 904 140 7949

Passcode: YTS_2021

Toll-free (audible only)

Number: 888 475 4499

Meeting ID: 904 140 7949

Passcode: 59609255

Information on the project and workshops is available for review on the BLM Nevada Greenlink West Project website https://www.blm.gov/nv-greenlink-west-project-2021.

To get added to the Greenlink West Project mailing list, or for further information, please contact Greg Helseth, BLM Project Manager, at ghelseth@blm.gov.

-BLM-

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM's stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America's public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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