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Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) Subcommittee

The public is reminded that meetings of the Desert Advisory Council DRECP Subcommittee are NOT part of the overall DRECP multi-agency public meeting process.
The purpose of the subcommittee is to develop comments on the DRECP Draft EIR/EIS prior to release in late summer/early fall. The subcommittee will report their discussions to the Desert Advisory Council who will then forward to the BLM Desert District Manager as advice/input to the DRECP EIR/EIS.


Next Meeting:


September 17, 2014 
DRECP Webinar


4:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. 


Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center
14075 Frederick Street
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP), a major component of California's renewable energy planning efforts, is intended to help provide effective protection and conservation of desert ecosystems while allowing for the appropriate development of renewable energy projects.

The DRECP is focused on the desert regions and adjacent lands of seven California counties - Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego. It is being prepared through an unprecedented collaborative effort between the California Energy Commission, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the U.S Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service also known as the Renewable Energy Action Team.

What is it?

Subject to the Designated Federal Official's (DFO) approval, subcommittees may be formed for the purposes of compiling information or conducting research. However, such subcommittees must act only under the director of the DFO and must report their recommendations to the full council for consideration. Subcommittees must not provide advice or work products directly to the Agency. The Council Chair, with the approval of the DFO, will appoint subcommittee members. Subcommittees will meet as necessary to accomplish their assignments, subject to the approval of the DFO and the availability of resources.

The Desert Advisory Council (DAC) felt a need to form a DRECP subcommittee in order to develop comments on the DRECP Draft EIR/EIS as well as ahead of actual availability.

Who is it?

Subcommittees are considered an internal working group of the council and comprised of council members only.



April Sall (Chairman)


Don Houston

Non Renewable Resources

Kim Campbell Erb Recreation
Francis A. Muth Wildlife
Jessica Reilly Renewable Energy
Seth Shteir Environmental Protection
Randy Banis Public-at-Large
Mark Algazy Public-at-Large
Robert Burke Public-at-Large
Leslie Barrett

Renewable Resources

When is it?

A complete schedule of meetings is dependent on when the DRECP Draft EIR is released. All meetings will be published in the Federal Register at least 15 days in advance.

 September 17, 2014, Webinar Agenda
 August 21, 2014 Agenda
 July 1, 2014 Agenda

 DRECP Links
   DRECP Website

 News Release
 Informational Webinar 
Sep. 05, 2014