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Soda Mountain Solar (CACA 49584)

The following diagram shows the current progress for this proposed project with links to applicable project-related documents. The colored bar in the center indicates the items that have been completed or are currently underway.

    Federal Coordination Process



- Right-of-Way Grant

Record of Decision -





- Notice of Availability Final EIS

  Publication of Final EIS -





- Public Comment Period       

Notice of Availability of Draft EIS -



  - Publication of Draft EIS

Notice of Intent -



Project Vitals

Proposed Location: San Bernardino County, 6 miles southwest of Baker

Electricity Production Capacity: Up to 358 MW on BLM-administered public land

Company: Soda Mountain Solar, LCC

Acreage: Approximately 4,179 acres

Status: A Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement was published on November 29, 2013.

Public Comment: Publication of the NOA initiates a public comment period open until March 3, 2014.

Electrical Transmission Connection: This project will not have a gentie. It will connect directly to an existing transmission line.

Public Comments 

Publication of the Notice of Availability initiates a public comment period open until March 3, 2014BLM is seeking public comments on planning issues, concerns, potential impacts, alternatives, and mitigation measures that should be considered in the analysis of the proposed action.

Written comments may be sent to:

Attn: Jeffery Childers, Soda Mountain Solar Project Manager, 22835 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553 or to the e-mail address

For further information please contact Jeffery Childers, Project Manager at  (951) 697-5308.

Public Meetings and Hearings 

Joint BLM/County Meetings

The Bureau of Land Management and the County of San Bernardino have scheduled two public meetings for public comment on the Soda Mountain Solar Project's draft environmental documents. Meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Comfort Suites, 2571 Fisher Blvd., Barstow.

Additional Public Meeting Scheduled

The Bureau of Land Management has scheduled an additional public meeting for public comment on the Soda Mountain Solar Project's draft environmental document. The meeting is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Travelodge Inn and Suites Yucca Valley Meeting Room, 54850 29 Palms Highway, Yucca Valley. Press Release.

Public Comments on the DEIS/EIR
Public Comments
Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Chapters 1-6
7.3 Mb

Appendix A-D
36.5 Mb
Appendix E-I
49.4 Mb
Historic Preservation - Section 106
A Citizen's Guide to Section 106
Reasonable and Good Faith Efforts

Related Links

Biological Resources Tech Report
Focused Fall Rare Plant Survey
Scoping Report
Scoping Letters
Project Location Map
Regional Setting Map
BLM CDD Renewable Energy
Understanding the NEPA Process

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