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Geotechnical Field Work for SDG&E Ocotillo Sol Project


CASE FILE NUMBER: CACA-51625-01
DOCUMENT NUMBER: DOI-BLM-CA-D070-2011-0036-EA

General Description

San Diego Gas and Electric Company (SDG&E) has submitted right-of-way (ROW) application CACA-51625-01 to the United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to conduct geotechnical field work (Geotechnical Field Work) to provide information to support the design, engineering,  planning,  and construction process, and to provide a construction cost estimate for a photo-voltaic (PV) electric generation facility (PV facility) located in Imperial County, California. The potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed PV facility, identified as Ocotillo Sol Project (Ocotillo Sol), would be assessed in a separate document prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). This Environmental Assessment (EA) is being prepared to assess the potential environmental impacts associated with the Geotechnical Field Work.  The specific activities proposed in connection with the Geotechnical Field Work are described in this EA as the “Proposed Action.”



Public Comments

The 30 day comment period for the Ocotillo Sol Geotechnical Field Work Environmental Assessment (EA) began 7/1/2011 with publication of the document. All comments received by close of business on 8/1/2011 were considered.

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


Authorization Documents
Finding of No Significant Impact and Decision Record 1.4Mb
 
EA
Environmental Assessment 2.1Mb
 
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Ocotillo Sol Project
Understanding the NEPA Process

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