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DOI/BLM RIN: 1004-AE78 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Rights-of-Way, Leasing and Operations for Renewable Energy and Transmission Lines 

This proposed rule would revise the BLM’s regulations for rights-of-way, leasing, and operations related to all activities associated with renewable energy and transmission lines.  The Energy Act of 2020 and E.O. 14008 prioritize the Department’s need to improve permitting activities and processes to facilitate increased renewable energy production on public lands.

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: None     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 30 U.S.C. ch. 23    43 U.S.C. 1733    43 U.S.C.1740    43 U.S.C. 1763    30 U.S.C. 185 and 189    Pub. L. 109-58    Division Z, Pub. L. 116-260    E.O. 14008    ...   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2021 
NPRM Comment Period End  01/00/2022 
Final Action  06/00/2022 
Final Rule Effective  08/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Nick Douglas
Assistant Director, Energy, Minerals, and Realty Management
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management
760 Horizon Drive,
Grand Junction, CO 81506
Phone:970 256-4918