El Centro Field Office

Imperial Solar Energy Center (CSolar) West
CASE FILE NUMBER: CACA-51644
DOCUMENT NUMBER: CA-670-2010-064


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
Decision Record -  
  - Finding of No Significant Impact
Revised EA -  
  - Public Comment Period
Publication of EA -  

Project Vitals

The Imperial Solar Energy Center West project was approved on August 23, 2011. The solar project will be constructed on private land previously used for agriculture.

Location: Imperial Valley

Electricity Production Capacity: 250 megawatts

Company: LightSource Renewables

Acreage: 1,130 acres private land

Status: Approved on August 23, 2011

Electrical Transmission Connection: 230 kV line will cross BLM land and interconnect with the Imperial Valley Substation

By the Numbers ( Selected Alternative ): 

  • The project will generate enough electricity to power between 75,000 and 187,500 homes using photovoltaic technology.
  • The project is expected to employ 285 workers during peak construction, and 4 workers during operations.
  • The private land portion of the project will generate an estimated $5.4 million in local sales tax revenue.

Announcements

8/25/11

Salazar Approves Transmission for Major Solar Project in California

  

For more information, contact the Bureau of Land Management El Centro Field Office.


Authorization Documents
Right-of-Way Grant
2.7 Mb
Decision Record
0.9Mb
Finding of No Significant Impact 
0.5Mb

FEIR/EA

Cover
Title, Table of Contents and Executive Summary; 0.9Mb

Chapter 1
Introduction; 0.3Mb

Chapter 2
Proposed Action; 4.2Mb
Chapter 3
Affected Environment; 9.4Mb
Chapter 4
Environmental Consequences; 6.7Mb
Chapter 5
Cumulative Impacts; 1.4Mb
Chapter 6
Other CEQA Required Considerations; 0.3Mb
Chapter 7
Effects Found Not to be Significant; 0.3Mb
Chapter 8
List of Preparers; 0.1Mb
Chapter 9
References; 0.5Mb
Response to Comments 
7.4Mb
Appendix A
Notice of Preparation and Responses; 1.9Mb
Appendix B
Traffic Impact Analysis; 4.3Mb
Appendix C
Air Quality/Greenhouse Gas Assessments; 5.5Mb
Appendix D
Geotechnical Investigation Report; 3.9Mb
Appendix E
LESA; 0.5Mb
Appendix F
Construction Acoustical Site Assessment; 1.2Mb

Appendix G
Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment; 6.4Mb

Appendix H
CEQA Drainage Study and Water Quality Report; 10.5Mb
Appendix I
Biological Reports and Surveys; 11Mb
Appendix J
Project Design Features; 0.8Mb

Draft EIR/EA

Cover
Title, Table of Contents and Executive Summary; 1.2Mb

Chapter 1
Introduction; 0.3Mb

Chapter 2
Proposed Action; 4.4Mb
Chapter 3
Affected Environment; 9.7Mb
Chapter 4
Environmental Consequences; 8.6Mb
Chapter 5
Cumulative Impacts; 2.4Mb
Chapter 6
Other CEQA Required Considerations; 0.3Mb
Chapter 7
Effects Found Not to be Significant; 0.3Mb
Chapter 8
List of Preparers; 0.2Mb
Chapter 9
References; 0.2Mb

Related Links

Invasive Plant Management EA

Federal Process and Documents

BLM CDD Renewable Energy

Imperial County Planning and Development

Understanding the NEPA Process


Bureau of Land Management
El Centro Field Office
1661 S. 4th Street
El Centro CA 92243
Phone: (760) 337-4400
Fax: (760) 337-4490
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