Palo Verde Mesa Property Renewable Energy Project Agreement with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Summary

SCH Number
2010128195
Lead Agency
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Document Title
Palo Verde Mesa Property Renewable Energy Project Agreement with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The proposed project involves Metopolitan entering into a 30-month option to lease agreement with BrightSource Energy, Inc. for Metropolitan's 6,640 acresof Palo Verde Mesa land. During this period, BrightSource will conduct its due diligence and complete the CEQA/California Energy Commission permitting processes in support of its proposed renewable energy project. Additional activities include conducting environmental reconnaissance and field surveys, carring out feasibility studies, and other data collection/inspection efforts that might involve minor construction (e.g., small weather station).

Contact Information
Delaine Shane
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
P.O. Box 54153
Los Angeles, CA 90054-0153

(213) 217-6217

Location

Counties
Riverside
Other Location Info
Unincorporated Area-Palo Verde Valley

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306, Class 6
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project consists of basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a seriuous or major disturbance to an environmental resource.
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