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Supplement to the Draft Solar PEIS

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

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

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

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Supplement to the Draft Solar PEIS

PDF Notice of Availability of the Supplement to the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern States and Notice of Public Meetings (152 KB)
PDF BLM's Q & A Document for the Supplement to the Draft Solar PEIS (177 KB)

The following file contains the entire Supplement to the Draft Solar PEIS. Individual sections of the Supplement are also provided below.

PDF Supplement to the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern States (21.6 MB)

Individual Sections of the Supplement to the Draft Solar PEIS

 
Front Matter: "Dear Reader" Letter, Contents, Notation, English/Metric Equivalents
PDF Front Matter (1.1 MB)

 
Chapter 1: Introduction                                                            
PDF Introduction (228 KB)

 
Chapter 2: BLM Alternatives
PDF BLM Alternatives (1.9 MB)

 
Chapter 3: DOE Alternatives
PDF DOE Alternatives (150 KB)

 
Chapter 4: References                                                            
PDF References (12 KB)

 
Chapter 5: List of Preparers
PDF List of Preparers (463 KB)

 
Appendices
PDF Appendix A: Pending Solar Applications as of August 15, 2011 (143 KB)
PDF Appendix B: Solar Energy Zones Dropped from Further Consideration (1.0 MB)
PDF Appendix C: Action Plans for Solar Energy Zones to be Carried Forward (13.2 MB)
PDF Appendix D: Proposed Identification Protocol for New Solar Energy Zones (137 KB)
PDF Appendix E: Updates to Land Use Plan Amendments (837 KB)

Other Documents Related to the Supplement to the Draft Solar PEIS

The following documents are discussed in the Supplement to the Draft Solar PEIS and provided here for reference:

PDF Appendix J to the Draft Solar PEIS (3.2 MB) (Note: This was an interim version of Appendix J modified to reflect SEZ changes from the Supplement; the final version is now available as Appendix J in Volume 6 of the Final Solar PEIS)
PDF Transmission Case Study for the Brenda SEZ in Arizona (1.4 MB)
Web page Ethnographic Analyses for Nine Proposed SEZs (148 KB)

Documents to Support BLM's Solar Energy Program

On April 20, 2012 BLM released the documents shown below supporting its efforts to establish a Solar Energy Program through the Solar PEIS. Through the Draft Solar PEIS and the Supplement to the Draft Solar PEIS, the BLM described how it might utilize monitoring, adaptive management, regional mitigation plans and design features as elements of the proposed Solar Energy Program. Many commenters expressed an interest in reviewing and providing input on these elements of the program ahead of the publication of the Final Solar PEIS. The BLM released the documents below in response to those requests and considered comments received to the extent practicable during preparation of the Final Solar PEIS. These documents did not involve substantial changes to the proposed action or include significant new circumstances or information relevant to environmental concerns. (Note: the final versions of these documents are now available as part of Appendix A in Volume 6 of the Final Solar PEIS).

PDF Draft Framework for Developing a Monitoring and Adaptive Management Plan (128 KB)
PDF Draft Framework for Developing Regional Mitigation Plans (100 KB)
PDF Proposed Programmatic Design Features (408 KB)
PDF Class II Sample Surveys for SEZs in AZ, CA, and NV (10 KB)