Needles Field Office

Stateline Solar Farm Project (CACA 48669)

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 -  
  Notification of Final EIS

  Publication of Final EIS -

  - Public Comment Period
Notice of Availability of Draft EIS -  
  - Notice of Intent 

Project Vitals

Proposed Location: 2 miles south of the California-Nevada border and 0.5 mile west of Interstate 15 in eastern San Bernardino County, California

Technology: Photovoltaic

Electricity Production Capacity: 300 megawatts

Company: Desert Stateline, LLC (a subsidiary of First Solar Development, Inc.)

Acreage: 1,685 acres

Status: The Draft Environmental Impact Statement is available and public comments are being accepted.

Public Comment: February 21, 2013

Electrical Transmission Connection: The solar facility will connect to the grid via a 2.3 mile 220-kilovolt transmission line

Company's Expected Benefit:

  • The project would generate enough electricity to power 90,000 homes

Protest Period

The protest period begins on November 15, 2013 and ends on December 16, 2013.

Public Comments

Publication of the NOA initiates a public comment period of 90 days, ending February 21, 2013. During the comment period, the BLM will solicit public comments on planning issues, concerns, potential impacts, alternatives, and mitigation measures that should be considered in the analysis of the proposed action.

Comments addressed to BLM can be sent by e-mail,  or in writing to the Bureau of Land Management, California Desert District, Attn: Stateline Solar Project, 22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Public Comments, March 8, 2013

Public Meetings and Hearings

Meeting Flyer

The Bureau of Land Management will hold three public meetings:

LocationPrimm Valley Golf Club, 1 Yates Well Road, Nipton, CA 92364
DateJanuary 9, 2013
Times2:00 PM - 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

LocationHoliday Inn Express - Lenwood, 2700 Lenwood Road, 
Barstow, CA 92311
DateJanuary 10, 2013
Times6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Future meetings, hearings and any other public involvement activities will be announced at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media releases, and/or mailings.

For more information, contact the Bureau of Land Management Project Manager, Jeff Childers (951) 697-5308.

Construction Compliance Website
Right of Way Grant
Right of Way Grant - Signed
Record of Decision
Stateline Solar Record of Decision - Includes all Appendices
Final Environmental Impact Statement
Chapters 1 - 9
8.1 Mb
Appendix A - Figures
60.1 Mb
Appendix B - Scoping Report
3.4 Mb
Appendix C - VR Analysis
0.2 Mb
Appendix D - ACEC Analysis
0.1 Mb
Appendix G - Response to Comments
0.4 Mb
Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Chapters 1 - 9
Appendices A - D
Related Links
USFWS Biological Opinion Errata
USFWS Biological Opinion
Biological Resources Technical Report
Vegetation Resources Management Plan
Translocation Plan
Regional Assessment Report
Scoping Report
Notice of Intent
Plan of Development
BLM CDD Renewable Energy
Understanding the NEPA Process

Bureau of Land Management
Needles Field Office
1303 S. Hwy 95
Needles, CA 92363
Phone: (760) 326-7000
Fax: (760) 326-7099
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., M-F
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