Authorize Entering into a Long-Term Agreement with Desert Sunlight for Future Power Line Crossing of Metropolitan's Property near Eagle Mountain

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Summary

SCH Number
2011044003
Lead Agency
Bureau of Land Management (U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management)
Document Title
Authorize Entering into a Long-Term Agreement with Desert Sunlight for Future Power Line Crossing of Metropolitan's Property near Eagle Mountain
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
8/26/2011
Present Land Use
California Desert Conservation Area Plan (1980, as amended). Multiple Use Class M

Document Description
Metropolitan proposes to enter into a 30-year license agreement (plus options to extend the term for two additional 10 year terms for a total of 50 years) with Desert Sunlight Holdings (project applicant) that would allow the applicant to enter upon and use-certain desert land owned by The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Metropolitan) near the Eagle Mountain Pumping Plant. The project applicant proposes to construct and operate a 550-megawatt solar photovoltaic energy generating facility known as the Desert Sunlight Solar Farm largely adjacent to Metropolitan's property. The Project facilities would require the use of approximately 10 acres of Metropolitan-owned property, including use of an existing access road and a crossing of Metropolitan's transmission line right-of-way. Project facilities would be comprised of generation facilities, an onsite substation, an overhead generation interconnection line to the point of transmission interconnection, and access roads. The project site encompasses about 4,200 acres of land located principally on federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

Contact Information
Billie Blanchard
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
PO Box 54153
Los Angeles, CA 90054-0153

Phone : (415) 703-2068

Location

Counties
Riverside
Cross Streets
Kaiser Road
Zip
92239
Total Acres
~4,165
Parcel #
multiple
State Highways
Hwy 177
Township
4S
Range
15E
Section
multip
Base
SBB&M
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Desert Center

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
The Metopolitan Water District of Southern California
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
N/A

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
Yes
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

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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