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Regions 4, 5, and 6 Regional Review

Regions 4, 5, and 6 energy corridor report and abstracts.

Regions 4, 5, and 6 Report

The BLM, USFS, and DOE released the Regions 4, 5, and 6 Report on November 2, 2020, and requested stakeholder input by January 31, 2021.

PDF Regions 4, 5, and 6 Report

PDF Corridor Summaries

PDF Appendices

Regions 4, 5, and 6 Energy Corridor Abstracts

On February 20, 2019, the BLM, USFS and DOE published draft energy corridor abstracts for the Regions 4, 5, and 6 review process. That release initiated a 45-day stakeholder review period which closed April 8, 2019. The review includes 59 energy corridors across BLM and USFS lands located in California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. The agencies also held a public webinar on February 27, 2019, to provide an orientation to the review process and Regions 4, 5, and 6 draft corridor abstracts. Revised corridor abstracts were released on May 14, 2019, and are available below.

The purpose of the regional reviews is to examine new relevant information and stakeholder input on the Section 368 energy corridors, including corridors of concern. Based on the information collected, the agencies will identify potential options for revisions, deletions, or additions to the corridors and identify possible changes to the interagency operating procedures (IOPs). Note: although potential options are developed during the regional reviews, the agencies will not make any final decisions to change corridors until subsequent agency land use planning efforts can contemplate and assess, with additional public input, the matter in more detail. Visit the Regional Reviews page for general information on the Regional Reviews.

Within the regional review process, there have been three opportunities for stakeholder engagement. The graphic below displays the entire review process and highlights (in red) these three opportunities. For more information about opportunities for stakeholder participation, see Getting Involved.

Abstracts were finalized following stakeholder review and input. Stakeholder workshops were held from May 29-June 6, 2019 and served as a collaborative venue for consideration and development of potential corridor revisions, deletions, or additions and potential changes to IOPs. This input has been compiled into the draft report for Regions 4, 5, and 6 that was released on November 2, 2020, for a 90-day stakeholder review, followed by the release of the final report on April 20, 2022, which includes the results of the regional reviews for all six regions.

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Energy Corridor Abstracts