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Solar PEIS Scoping Documents

Documents related to Scoping for the Solar PEIS (which occurred in Summer of 2008 and again in Summer of 2009) for downloading or online browsing.

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PDF Public Scoping Comments Received in Response to Publication of the Proposed Solar Energy Zone Maps (65.9 MB) NOTE LARGE FILE SIZE; DOWNLOADING FILE TO YOUR HARD DRIVE MAY RESULT IN BETTER PERFORMANCE.

NOTE: Individual proposed solar energy zone scoping comments are also available in searchable format.
PDF Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period for Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement to Develop and Implement Agency-Specific Programs for Solar Energy Development (52 KB).
PDF Notice of Availability of Maps and Additional Public Scoping for Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement To Develop and Implement Agency-Specific Programs for Solar Energy Development; Bureau of Land Management Approach for Processing Existing and Future Solar Applications (54 KB)
PDF Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah (54 KB)
PDF Solar Energy Development PEIS Scoping Summary Report (399 KB)
PDF Notice To Extend Public Scoping Comment Period for Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement To Evaluate Solar Energy Development and Announcement of Additional Public Scoping Meetings (53 KB)
PDF Notice of Intent to Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement to Evaluate Solar Energy Development, Develop and Implement Agency-Specific Programs, Conduct Public Scoping Meetings, Amend Relevant Agency Land Use Plans, and Provide Notice of Proposed Planning Criteria (69 KB)
Individual comments received can be reviewed on the Search Scoping Comments page.

Scoping Meeting Documents

Materials presented at the scoping meetings, including agency presentations, technical summaries prepared by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and a project factsheet, are provided below.

PDF Solar Energy Development PEIS Scoping Meeting Presentation (2 MB)
PDF CSP Technology Overview (1.7 MB)
PDF CSP Power Tower and Dish Technology Overview (2.3 MB)
PDF CSP Parabolic Reflector Technology Overview (1.9 MB)
PDF PV Technology Overview (2.5 MB)
PDF PV Flat Plate Technology Overview (3.3 MB)
PDF Concentrating PV Technology Overview (2.6 MB)
PDF Solar Energy PEIS Fact Sheet (60 KB)

Scoping Meeting Transcripts

PDF Riverside, CA (June 16, 2008) Meeting Transcript (260 KB)
PDF Barstow, CA (June 17, 2008) Meeting Transcript (164 KB)
PDF Las Vegas, NV (June 18, 2008) Meeting Transcript (138 KB)
PDF Sacramento, CA (June 19, 2008) Meeting Transcript (207 KB)
PDF Golden, CO (June 23, 2008) Meeting Transcript (154 KB)
PDF Phoenix, AZ (June 24, 2008) Meeting Transcript (139 KB)
PDF Salt Lake City, UT (June 25, 2008) Meeting Transcript (96 K)
PDF Albuquerque, NM (June 26, 2008) Meeting Transcript (162 KB)
PDF Tucson, AZ (July 8, 2008) Meeting Transcript (213 KB)
PDF San Luis Obispo, CA (July 9, 2008) Meeting Transcript (151 KB)
PDF El Centro, CA (July 10, 2008) Meeting Transcript (192 KB)