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U.S. Bureau of Land Management opens public comment period for renewable energy permitting process

September 03, 2021

Taiyang News: 

The US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is revising regulations to make federal land available for renewable energy by easing permitting processes. For this it is seeking public opinion and is organizing 4 listening sessions between September 14, 2021 and September 26, 2021.

According to the agency, regulations to be revised relate to renewable energy permitting and linear rights-of-way on public lands including electric transmission lines, and procedures related to solar and wind energy projects on BLM-managed lands.

Subject areas to be covered under the plan include rent schedules and fees for linear, solar and wind energy rights-of-way, competitive processes for wind and solar rights-of-way, application prioritization and screening rights-of-way, potential extension beyond 30 years for the 2 technologies, among others.

[Anu Bhambhani] 

More: US Bureau Of Land Management seeking feedback on regulations to ease land permitting process for solar & wind energies

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