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Desert Harvest Solar Farm (CACA 49491)


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: Riverside County, six miles north of Desert Center

Electricity Production Capacity: 125 - 150 megawatts

Company: EDF-Renewable Energy

Acreage: 1,044 - 1,208 acres

Status: Record of Decision signed March 13, 2013

Electrical Transmission Connection: Either via the adjacent Desert Sunlight project's 230 kV gen-tie, or the planned Red Bluff Substation

Company's Expected Benefit: 

  • The project would generate enough electricity to power about 45,000 homes
  • The project would have a peak construction workforce of about 300 employees

Public Comments 

The Record of Decision for the project was published in the Federal Register on 3/13/2013.  At this time, there are no longer any opportunities to comment on the project. 

For more information, contact the Bureau of Land Management Project Manager, Frank McMenimen (760) 833-7150. 


Authorization Documents

Record of Decision, 03/13/13
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Appendix 8 – Protest Resolution Agreement
 

Final Environmental Impact Statement

Cover
Title, Abstract, and Dear Reader; 0.04Mb 

Table of Contents; 0.1Mb

Executive Summary 
0.1Mb
Chapter 1
Introduction, Purpose, and Need; 0.1Mb
Chapter 2
Proposed Action and Alternatives; 0.7Mb
Chapter 3
Affected Environment; 2.56Mb
Chapter 4
Environmental Consequences; 5.27Mb
Chapter 5
Consultation, Coordination, and Public Participation; 0.1Mb
Chapter 6
List of Preparers; 0.04Mb
Chapter 7
References; 0.3Mb
Chapter 8
Glossary and List of Acronyms; 0.1Mb
Chapter 9
Index; 0.1Mb
Appendix A
Figures; 19.8Mb
Appendix B
Scoping Report; 15.2Mb
Appendix C1 - C6
Biological Resources Reports; 13.1Mb
Appendix C7 – C10
Biological Resources Reports; 8.31Mb
Appendix C11 - C20
Biological Resources Reports; 9.00Mb
Appendix D thru Appendix L*
4.93Mb
Appendix M thru Appendix N
16.6Mb

*Please contact the California Desert District (951) 697-5200 to obtain the Appendix G5: Time-Lapse Visual Simulations.

 

Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Cover
Title, Abstract, and Table of Contents; 1.05Mb 

Executive Summary 
0.1Mb

Chapter 1
Introduction, Purpose, and Need; 0.2Mb

Chapter 2
Proposed Action and Alternatives; 0.6Mb
Chapter 3
Affected Environment; 3.11Mb
Chapter 4
Environmental Consequences; 5.29Mb
Chapter 5
Consultation, Coordination, and Public Participation; 0.3Mb
Chapter 6
List of Preparers; 0.3Mb
Chapter 7
References; 0.1Mb
Chapter 8
Glossary and List of Acronyms; 0.2Mb
Chapter 9
Index; 0.3Mb
Appendix A
Figures; 32Mb

Appendix B
Scoping Report; 21.7Mb

Appendix C1 - C6
Biological Resources Reports; 18.0Mb
Appendix C7 - C13
Biological Resources Reports; 22.0Mb
Appendix D thru Appendix I
4.27Mb
Public Comments Received
 
Historic Preservation - Section 106
A Citizen's Guide to Section 106
Reasonable and Good Faith Efforts
 

Related Links

BLM CDD Renewable Energy
Understanding the NEPA Process


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