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Nevada Solar Environmental Review(9-NV)

For utility-scale solar projects in Nevada exceeding a capacity of 70 megawatts and associated transmission lines of at least 200 kV (hereafter “utility facilities”), developers must comply with the Nevada Utility Environmental Protection Act (UEPA): NRS 704.820 et seq. The developer must submit an application to the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUC) for a UEPA permit. The Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources must review the application, but the PUC decides whether to approve or deny the permit after the appropriate environmental studies have been conducted and a hearing has taken place. Within the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Division of Environmental Protection has jurisdiction over the administration of environmental issues in the state.

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Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply

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Permitting at a Glance

Nevada Federal

Environmental Review Process: Nevada Utility Environmental Protection Act National Environmental Policy Act
Environmental Review Process Agency: Nevada Division of Environmental Protection United States Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Department of Energy, United States Department of Defense
Type of Environmental Review (Power Plant Siting): Nevada Utility Environmental Protection Act review process for renewable energy facilities over 70 MW and transmission lines of at least 200 kV.

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