Palen Solar Power Project

10 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Riverside County
Document Title
Palen Solar Power Project
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
CA Desert Conservation Area Plan (1980, as amended). Multiple Use Class M.
Document Description
Note: Review Per Lead This Plan Amendment/ FEIS addresses two decisions by the US Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management: possible approval of an amendment to the CA Desert Conservation Area Plan to recognize the site of the proposed Palen Solar Power Project as appropriate for the proposed use; and the possible approval of a right-of-way grant to Palen Solar I for construction, operation and decommissioning of a solar thermal electricity generation facility. The Agency Preferred Alternative is to grant the ROW to Palen Solar I for the PSPP, which covers approximately 4,360 acres, managed primarily by the BLM, and which would generate 500 megawatts of electricity. The PA/FEIS identifies impacts of the Agency Preferred Alternative, including impacts related to biological resources, cultural resources, land use, visual resources, and hydrology, water quality, and water use. Many of these adverse impacts can be avoided or substantially reduced based on compliance with applicable laws, ordinances, regulations and standards, and compliance with measures provided in the PA/FEIS.

Contact Information

Allison Shaffer
Agency Name
U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Desert Center

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
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), Colorado River Board, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency
Development Types
Power:Solar (Solar Thermal)(Megawatts 500)
Local Actions
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Fiscal Impacts, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife, Climate Change,Environ. Justice, Multi. Use Classes,Special Use

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 or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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