The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Vegas Field Office will host four public scoping meetings to seek input on the Crescent Peak Wind Energy Project.
The proposal for Crescent Peak Wind is on 32,531 acres of public lands 10 miles west of Searchlight, Nevada, and extends 22 miles north-to-south and five miles east-to-west, adjacent to the California/Nevada border.
The associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will identify needs for the construction, operation, and eventual decommissioning of wind turbines and associated facilities necessary to generate up to 500 MW of electricity.
Public scoping meetings will be held:
- Monday, April 9 – Searchlight Community Center, 200 Michael Wendell Way, Searchlight, NV 89046
- Tuesday, April 10 – Palo Verde College, Room CS123/124, 725 West Broadway Street, Needles, CA 92363
- Wednesday, April 11 – Santa Fe Station, Centennial Room, 4949 North Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130
- Thursday, April 12 – Henderson Convention Center, Sierra Rooms A, B & C, 200 South Water Street, Henderson, NV 89015
All meetings will be held from 5 to 8pm, and will follow the same format. Presentations will be given at 5pm, followed by an open house meeting where BLM staffers and project proponents will be available to answer questions until 5:45pm.
Afterwards, a second presentation (a duplicate of first) will be given followed by an open house meeting where BLM staffers and project proponents will again be available to answer questions until 6:30pm. The final hour and half will be a public hearing where individuals will have the opportunity to offer public comment. A court reporter will be available to record comments during the entirety of the public scoping meetings.
The public comment period opened on March 15 and will close June 13, 2018. The purpose of the public scoping process is to identify relevant issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis, including alternatives. The BLM has identified the following preliminary issues: biological resources, visual resources, cultural resources, tribal interests, recreation, and cumulative impacts.
Written comments may be mailed to the BLM, Southern Nevada District, Field Manager, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV, 89130, or emailed to blm_nv_sndo_crescentpeak@bl
More information about the project can be found on the BLM’s ePlanning website at https://go.usa.gov/xnbwe.
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