Blythe Solar Power Project

4 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2010084005
Lead Agency
U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Document Title
Blythe Solar Power Project
Document Type
EIS - Draft EIS
Received
Present Land Use
vacant / California Desert Conservation Area Plan Multiple Use Class L

Document Description
The Blythe Solar Power Project (BSPP) was fully permitted and approved as a 1,000 megawatt solar thermal generating plant in 2010. NextEra Blythe Solar Energy Center, LLC (Grant Holder) purchased the fully permitted (un-built) project assets in mid-2012 and now proposes to modify the technology and reduce the size of the project entirely within the approved BSPP footprint. The Grant Holder is proposing to construct, operate, maintain, and decommission the BSPP using photovoltaic technology with a 485 MW capacity on 4,138 acres of BLM-administered public land. An amendment to the existing ROW authorization has been submitted to reduce the acreage of the project, change the technology from concentrating solar trough to photovoltaic, adjust the project layout per the new technology, and reduce the capacity from 1,000 to 485 MW.

Contact Information
Frank McMenimen
U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Lead/Public Agency
1201 Bird Center Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Phone : (760) 833-7150
fmcmenimen@ca.blm.gov

Location

Coordinates
33°40'5"N 114°45'14"W
Cities
Blythe Riverside
Counties
Riverside
Cross Streets
I-10 and Black Rock Road
Zip
92225
Total Acres
4138
Airports
Blythe
Waterways
McCoy Wash
Township
6S
Range
21E
Section
11
Base
SBB&M

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Solar (Megawatts 485)
Project Issues
Aesthetics Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Recreation Septic System Transportation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire Other
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT) California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB) Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Water Resources Resources Agency

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 state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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