Calico Solar (formerly Stirling Solar One) Final Environmental Impact Statement

Summary

SCH Number
2010074007
Lead Agency
Bureau of Land Management (U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management)
Document Title
Calico Solar (formerly Stirling Solar One) Final Environmental Impact Statement
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Received

Document Description
NOTES: Final/Review per Lead The Calico Solar Project would also include a new 230-kilovolt (kV) Calico Solar Substation; approximately 2 miles of single-circuit 230-kV transmission line to connect the new substation to the existing Southern California Edison (SCE) Pisgah Substation, interior project roads, perimeter fencing, an administration building and maintenance complex. Approximately 0.1 miles of the new 230-kV connecting transmission line would be outside of the project site and within the SCE ROW. The solar facility has an expected lifespan of 40 years, and the BLM is considering a 20-year renewable ROW grant to coincide with a 20-year Purchase Power Agreement (PPA) signed by the Applicant and SCE on August 9, 2005. Significant upgrades to the SCE transmission system outside of the project site would be required to handle generating capacity beyond installation of the first 275 MW. In addition to the 850-MW Proposed Action, the FEIS includes a 275-MW Reduced Acreage Alternative; an 850-MW action alternative which avoids 1,718 acres of donated lands and acquired lands purchased with Land and Water Conservation Funds; and an 850-MW Agency Preferred Alternative which avoids sensitive wildlife, vegetation and cultural resources with a 6,215-acre project footprint.

Contact Information
Erin Dreyfuss
U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs
2800 Cottage Way, Suite 1823
Sacramento, CA 95825

916-978-4642

Location

Cities
Barstow
Counties
San Bernardino

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Natural Resource Management)
Local Action
Other Action Use Permit Other Action: Solar Project
Project Issues
Cumulative Effects Landuse Wildlife Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Solid Waste Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Recreation/Parks Public Services Noise Minerals Geologic/Seismic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Flood Plain/Flooding Economics/Jobs Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
Native American Heritage Commission California Department of Parks and Recreation California Energy Commission Caltrans, District 8 Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 7 Resources Agency State Lands Commission
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