Modified Blythe Solar Power Project Proposed Amendment to Right-of-Way Grant CACA-048811

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Summary

SCH Number
2010084005
Lead Agency
Bureau of Land Management (U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management)
Document Title
Modified Blythe Solar Power Project Proposed Amendment to Right-of-Way Grant CACA-048811
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
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
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 (485 Watts)
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Recreation/Parks Septic System Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects Other
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 8 California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources 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 state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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