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


SCH Number
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
Present Land Use

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

Phone : (916) 978-4642


San Bernardino

Notice of Completion

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

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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