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2011 Burning Man

Based on no additional analysis the 2006-10 EA and Special Recreation permit has been extended for 2011 event

Press Release

2011 Determination of NEPA Analysis (DNA) - 10 MB PDF file

2011 Record of Decision (ROD) - 0.7 MB PDF file

2011Stipulations - 293 KB PDF file

2011 Interested Parties Letter - 70 KB PDF file

Initial Call for comments

Comment letter from  Spatial - Ed

Winnemucca, NV - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Winnemucca District, Black Rock Field Office is seeking public input as it evaluates a proposal from Black Rock City LLC (BRC) to renew their Special Recreation Permit (SRP) to conduct the Burning Man Festival for the 2011-2015 period.

The BLM would appreciate receiving substantive comments by Dec. 13, 2010.

Open houses will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.,

  • Dec. 7, at the Lovelock Community Center in LOVELOCK
  • Dec. 8, at the Gerlach Community Center in GERLACH
  • Dec. 9, at the Hyatt Place Hotel in RENO

The open house meetings are scheduled by the BLM to share information about the current proposal, answer questions and allow publics to provide input into the permit renewal process.

Public comments may be submitted via regular mail to: Cory Roegner, Attn: Burning Man Permit Renewal, BLM Black Rock Field Office, 5100 East Winnemucca Blvd., Winnemucca NV 89445-2921 or via e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . E-mail messages should include "Burning Man Permit Renewal (Roegner)" in the subject line.

Public comments submitted for this project, including names and addresses of commentors will be available for public review at the Winnemucca District Office during regular business hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.

The festival is held annually on public lands in Pershing County, Nev. on the barren playa of the Black Rock Desert approximately 10 miles northeast of the community of Gerlach, Nev. The festival has been held since 1990 and has been permitted by the BLM since 1992.  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.

For further information please contact Cory Roegner, Project Lead, at 775-623-1500

This report provided by Lisa G. Ross- Public Affairs Specialist for the Bureau of Land Management- Winnemucca District

Added note from Spatial-Ed: This call for comments is only the first step in the NEPA process which requests input from the public to define potential issues for consideration in issuing the event permit.

The NEPA process is designed to fulfill the federal mandate to review all proposed actions on the public lands and meet the BLM mission which is to balance the public's enjoyment of the public lands while protecting the natural resources.

Click on these links to learn more about NEPA and the BLM mission