News Alert!!: Colorado River Tri-State: Public scoping meetings being held regarding Crescent Peak Wind Energy Project.

News Alert!!: Colorado River Tri-State: Public scoping meetings being held regarding Crescent Peak Wind Energy Project.

The Bureau of Land Management (B.L.M.) Las Vegas Field Office will host four public scoping meetings to seek input on the Crescent Peak Wind Energy Project which is proposed 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 (E.I.S.) will identify needs for the construction, operation and eventual decommissioning of wind turbines and associated facilities necessary to generate up to 500 megawatts of electricity.

Public scoping meetings will be held at 4 locations around the Colorado River Tri-State area.

** Public Scoping Meeting Locations: **

Monday, April 9th, 2018:

Searchlight Community Center
200 Michael Wendell Way
Searchlight, Nevada

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018:

Palo Verde College
Room CS 123/124
725 West Broadway
Downtown Needles, California

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018:

Santa Fe Station
Centennial Room
4949 North Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, Nevada

Thursday, April 12th, 2018:

Henderson Convention Center
Sierra Rooms A, B, and C
200 South Water Street
Henderson, Nevada

All meetings will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm PT and will follow the same format.

Presentations will be given at 5:00pm PT followed by an open house meeting where Bureau of Land Management (B.L.M.) staffers and project proponents will be available to answer questions until 5:45pm PT.

At 5:45pm PT, a second presentation (duplicate of first) will be given followed by an open house meeting where Bureau of Land Management (B.L.M.) staffers and project proponents will again be available to answer questions until 6:30pm PT.

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 Thursday, March 15th, 2018 and will close Wednesday, June 13th, 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 Bureau of Land Management (B.L.M.) has identified the following preliminary issues: biological resources, visual resources, cultural resources, tribal interests, recreation, and cumulative impacts.

** Comments may be written by mailed to the following Bureau of Land Management (B.L.M.) mailing address: **

Bureau of Land Management (B.L.M.)
Southern Nevada District
Field Manager
4701 North Torrey Pines Drive
Las Vegas, Nevada 89130

** Comments can also be emailed to the following Bureau of Land Management (B.L.M.) email address: **

blm_nv_sndo_crescentpeak@blm.gov

** Comments can also be faxed to the following Bureau of Land Management (B.L.M.) fax number: **

1 (702) 515-5023

Before including addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, or other personal identifying information in comments, be aware that entire comments, including personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time.

While people’s comments can request that personal identifying information be withheld from public review, the Bureau of Land Management (B.L.M.) cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

For more information regarding the public scoping meetings being held regarding Crescent Peak Wind Energy Project can contact Nicollee Gaddis by phone at: 1 (702) 515-5136.

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