Palm Springs - South Coast Field Office

McCoy Solar Energy Project (CACA 48728)

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 Unit 1Unit 2

Record of Decision -  
  Notifice of Availability of 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, about 13 miles northwest of the city of Blythe
Project Map

Electricity Production Capacity: up to 750 megawatts

Company: McCoy Solar, LLC (subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC)

Acreage: about 7,700 acres of BLM land, 470 acres of private land

Status: Record of Decision signed on March 13, 2013

Electrictrical Transmission Connection: A 16 mile generation-tie line is proposed to connect the project to Southern California Edison's Colorado River Substation

Company's Expected Benefit:
  • The McCoy project is anticipated to generate enough electricity to power 225,000 homes
  • The project would employ an estimated 600 workers during peak construction and 13-20 workers during operations.

Public Comment

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, Jeff Childers (951) 697-5308.

Authorization Documents
Right-of-Way Grant
 Unit 1, 12/2/13
 Unit 2, 8/12/14
Record of Decision , 3/13/13
Final Environmental Impact Statement
FEIS Chapter 1 - 8
Appendix A
Figures; 12.7Mb

Appendix B
Scoping Report; 36.2Mb

Appendix C
Biological Resources; 32.6Mb
Appendix D thru Appendix F
Appendix G
Water Resources; 6.5Mb
Appendix H thru Appendix I
Appendix J
Comment Letters; 40.3Mb
Appendix K thru Appendix M
Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Title, Abstract, and Table of Contents; 1.91Mb  

Chapter 1 - 2
Executive Summary and Chapter 1 - 2; 0.6Mb

Chapter 3
Affected Environment; 1.64Mb
Chapter 4
Environmental Consequences; 2.11Mb
Chapter 5 - 8
Appendix A
Figures; 18.4Mb

Appendix B
Scoping Report; 35.3Mb

Appendix C
Biological Resources; 18.7Mb
Appendix D thru Appendix F
Appendix G
Water Resources; 6.29Mb
Appendix H thru Appendix I

Public Comments Received

Historic Preservation - Section 106
ACHP Response (3-2-12)
ACHP Invitation (2-16-12)
Determinations and Findings (1-31-12)
A Citizen's Guide to Section 106
Reasonable and Good Faith Efforts
Related Links
Notice of Intent
Plan of Development
BLM CDD Renewable Energy
Understanding the NEPA Process

Bureau of Land Management
Palm Springs - South Coast Field Office
1201 Bird Center Drive
Palm Springs, California 92262
Phone: (760) 833-7100
Fax: (760) 833-7199
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