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Solar Energy Development Draft PEIS (Draft Solar PEIS)

The full text of the Draft Solar PEIS is available for downloading or online browsing in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

(NOTE: The Final Solar PEIS is available and presents the final proposed Agency actions.)

If you wish to obtain a CD-ROM version of the Draft Solar PEIS, use the Final and Draft Solar PEIS Order Form.

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PDF Notice of Availability of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern States and Notice of Public Meetings (64 KB)

Volumes

Volume 1 - Reader's Guide, Executive Summary, Chapters 1-7 and 14-16
Volume 2 - Chapter 8: Arizona Proposed Solar Energy Zones
Volume 3 - Chapter 9: California Proposed Solar Energy Zones
Volume 4 - Chapter 10: Colorado Proposed Solar Energy Zones
Volume 5 - Chapter 11: Nevada Proposed Solar Energy Zones
Volume 6 - Chapter 12: New Mexico Proposed Solar Energy Zones
Volume 7 - Chapter 13: Utah Proposed Solar Energy Zones
Volume 8: Appendices

NOTE: The files for Volumes 2-7 (Proposed Solar Energy Zones analyses) require large downloads. For your convenience, you may download smaller PEIS sections for individual SEZs under Individual Solar Energy Zone Sections.

MAPS: In addition to the maps presented in the Draft Solar PEIS and Supplement documents, maps and spatial data are available for downloading in several formats, or for interactive online viewing under Solar Energy Development PEIS Maps.

Volume 1

 
Reader's Guide to the Draft PEIS                                                                      
PDF Reader's Guide (175 KB, 8 pages)

 
Front Matter: "Dear Reader" Letter, Contents, Notation, English/Metric Equivalents
PDF Front Matter (961 KB, 49 pages)

 
Executive Summary                                                                      
PDF Executive Summary (933 KB, 42 pages)

 
Chapter 1: Introduction                                                            
PDF Introduction (439 KB, 32 pages)

 
Chapter 2: Description of Alternatives and Reasonably Forseeable Development Scenario
PDF Description of Alternatives and Reasonably Forseeable Development Scenario (790 KB, 36 pages)

 
Chapter 3: Overview of Solar Energy Power Production Technologies, Development, and Regulation
PDF Overview of Solar Energy Power Production Technologies, Development, and Regulation (557 KB, 58 pages)

 
Chapter 4: Affected Environment                                                            
PDF Affected Environment (2.3 MB, 208 pages)

 
Chapter 5: Impacts of Solar Energy Development and Potential Mitigation Measures
PDF Impacts of Solar Energy Development and Potential Mitigation Measures (1.8 MB, 302 pages)

 
Chapter 6: Analysis of BLM’s Solar Energy Development Alternatives
PDF Analysis of BLM’s Solar Energy Development Alternatives (518 KB, 110 pages)

 
Chapter 7: Analysis of DOE’s Alternatives                                           
PDF Analysis of DOE’s Alternatives (150 KB, 8 pages)

 
Chapter 14: Consultation and Coordination Undertaken to Support Preparation of the PEIS
PDF Consultation and Coordination Undertaken to Support Preparation of the PEIS (162 KB, 10 pages)

 
Chapter 15: List of Preparers                                                            
PDF List of Preparers (165 KB, 8 pages)

 
Chapter 16: Glossary                                                            
PDF Glossary (422 KB, 86 pages)

Volume 2

 
Chapter 8: Arizona Proposed Solar Energy Zones
PDF Arizona Proposed Solar Energy Zones (10.2 MB, 1,068 pages)

Volume 3, Parts 1 and 2

 
Chapter 9: California Proposed Solar Energy Zones
PDF California Proposed Solar Energy Zones (15.5 MB, 1,530 pages)

Volume 4

 
Chapter 10: Colorado Proposed Solar Energy Zones
PDF Colorado Proposed Solar Energy Zones (14.7 MB, 1,398 pages)

Volume 5, Parts 1 and 2

 
Chapter 11: Nevada Proposed Solar Energy Zones
PDF Nevada Proposed Solar Energy Zones (23.3 MB, 2,494 pages)

Volume 6

 
Chapter 12: New Mexico Proposed Solar Energy Zones
PDF New Mexico Proposed Solar Energy Zones (11.8 MB, 1,150 pages)

Volume 7

 
Chapter 13: Utah Proposed Solar Energy Zones
PDF Utah Proposed Solar Energy Zones (10.7 MB, 970 pages)

Volume 8

 
Appendices
PDF Appendix A: Current and Proposed Bureau of Land Management Solar Energy Development Policies and Design Features (3.6 MB, 174 pages)
PDF Appendix B: Active Solar Applications (147 KB, 174 pages)
PDF Appendix C: Proposed BLM Land Use Plan Amendments Under the BLM Action Alternatives of the Solar Energy Development Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (221 KB, 22 pages)
PDF Appendix D: Summary of Regional Initiatives and State Plans for Solar Energy Development and Transmission Development to Support Renewable Energy Development (1.4 MB, 44 pages)
PDF Appendix E: Methods for Estimating Reasonably Foreseeable Development Scenarios for Solar Energy Development (2.9 MB, 60 pages)
PDF Appendix F: Solar Energy Technology Overview (1.8 MB, 98 pages)
PDF Appendix G: Transmission Constraint Analysis (1.4 MB, 20 pages)
PDF Appendix H: Federal, State, and County Requirements Potentially Applicable to Solar Energy Projects (99 KB, 38 pages)
PDF Appendix I: Ecoregions of the Six-State Study Area and Land Cover Types of the Proposed Solar Energy Zones (1.2 MB, 50 pages)
PDF Appendix J: Special Status Species Associated with BLM’s Alternatives in the Six-State Study Area (830 KB, 270 pages)
PDF Appendix K: Government-to-Government and Cultural Resource Consultations (42.2 MB, 386 pages)
PDF Appendix L: GIS Data Sources and Methodology (218 KB, 18 pages)
PDF Appendix M: Methodologies and Data Sources for the Analysis of Impacts of Solar Energy Development on Resources (678 KB, 76 pages)
PDF Appendix N: Viewshed Maps for Proposed Solar Energy Zones (13.5 MB, 148 pages)