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DOI/BLM RIN: 1004-AE24 Publication ID: Spring 2015 
Title: Competitive Process for Offering Lands for Solar and Wind Energy Development 
Abstract: This rule would provide authority and a competitive process to make lands available for solar and wind development. Current regulations limit the competitive process to responding to right-of-way applications. This rule would provide authority to offer land for solar and wind development through a nomination and competitive process. 
Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 43 CFR 2804.23(c)   
Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  12/29/2011  76 FR 81906   
ANPRM Comment Period End  02/27/2012 
NPRM  09/30/2014  79 FR 59022   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/01/2014 
Final Action  10/00/2015 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Ray Brady
Manager, BLM Energy Team
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management
Room 2134 LM, 20 M Street SE.,
Washington, DC 20003
Phone:202 912-7312
Fax:202 912-7198