Before issuing the SRP for the proposed 2011 Burning Man event, the BLM analyzed the Environmental Assessment (EA) used for permitting the event for the past five years and determined the EA provided adequate environmental analysis to permit the event for this year.
The operations associated with the event occupy about 4,400 acres of public land for a seven week period starting with fencing the site perimeter the second week of August and concluding in late September with the final site cleanup. The major activities are confined to several weeks in late August and early September associated with final setup, the actual event, and the initial phases of cleanup. During this period, Black Rock City becomes one of the largest cities in Nevada, with approximately 50,000 participants.
Documents associated with this permit may be reviewed online at www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/wfo/blm_information/nepa0.html. A copy of the decision will be provided upon request, or is available for review at the Winnemucca District Office at 5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd., during business hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.
For more information, contact Cory Roegner, Project Lead, at 775-623-1500.