The Burning Man event is a combination art festival, social event, and experiment in community living. The Burning Man organization, Black Rock City LLC (applicant), is applying for a multi-year SRP from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to conduct the event for the years of 2013 to 2016.
Black Rock City LLC’s proposes a maximum participant population level 68,000 participants for the 2013 event. The event would be held on public lands managed by the BLM in Pershing County, Nevada on the barren playa of the Black Rock Desert, approximately 10 miles northeast of the community of Gerlach, Nevada.
In 2012, an environmental assessment (EA) DOI-BLM-NV-W030-2012-0007 was completed for the Burning Man Event. The EA covered a five year period from 2012 to 2016. The Decision Record and the Finding of no Significant Impact was dated 06/12/2012 along with a one year permit was issued for the 2012 event due to non-compliance issued from the previous year.
The proposed action in conformance with the applicable LUP because it is specifically provided for the following LUP decisions:
Resource Management Plan for Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area and Associated Wilderness, and other Contiguous Lands in Nevada. Date Approved: July 2004
The Resource Management Plan (RMP), approved July, 2004 for the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area and Associated Wilderness, and other Contiguous Lands in Nevada, currently guides management of the Black Rock Desert (BLM, 2004a).