Bureau of Land Management
(U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management)
Desert Sunlight Solar Farm
NOD - Notice of Determination
Present Land Use
California Desert Conservation Area Plan (1980, as amended). Multiple Use Class M
The Applicant will construct, operate, and maintain a 220 kilovolt (kV) electrical transmission line (herein referred to as the "Gen-Tie Line [GT A-1]") in connection with its 550 megawatt solar photovoltaic energy-generating facility known as the Desert Sunlight Solar Farm located ~6 miles north of Desert Center. Gen-Tie Line [GT A-1] will connect the electrical output of the Solar Farm to Southern California Edison's proposed Red Bluff Substation. Gen-Tie Line [GR A-1] is proposed to exit the southwest portion of the solar farm site, run south along the west side of Kaiser Road, turn east just north of Desert Center, and the run south across I-10 to the proposed substation. The majority of Gen-Tie Line [GT A-1] is proposed to run under, along, across or upon the County of Riverside's Kaiser Road rights-of-way (a total distance of ~5.8 miles).
Riverside County Planning Department
4080 Lemon Street, 12th Floor
Riverside, CA 92501
(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
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