Barstow Field Office

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

Location: San Bernardino County, 6 miles southwest of Baker

Electricity Production Capacity: Up to 287 megawatts on BLM-administered public land

Company: Soda Mountain Solar, LLC (a subsidiary of Bechtel Corp.)

Acreage: Approximately 1,767 acres

Status: The Soda Mountain project was approved on March 28, 2016

Project Status 

The Soda Mountain Project Record of Decision was signed by the Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management on March 28, 2016.

For further information please contact Jeffery Childers, Project Manager at  (760) 252-6000.

 Record of Decision
Soda Mountain Record of Decision
Appendix 1 - Map 1, Map 2
Appendix 2 - Biological Opinion
Appendix 3 - Minor Clarifications
Appendix 4 - Adopted Mitigation Measures
Appendix 5 - Compliance Monitoring
Final EIS
Volume 1 - FEIS-EIR
Volume 2 - Appendix A-D
Volume 2 - Appendix E-I
Volume 2 - Appendix J Part 1
Volume 2 - Appendix J Part 2
Volume 2 - Appendix K-M 
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

Bureau of Land Management
Barstow Field Office
2601 Barstow Road
Barstow, CA 92311
Phone: (760) 252-6000
Fax: (760) 252-6098
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F
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