Palen Solar Power Project

7 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
U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management
1201 Bird Center Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92664

Phone : (760) 833-7100


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

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Solar (Solar Thermal)(500 Watts)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: PTC
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Fiscal Impacts Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Land Use Cumulative Effects Other Other Issues: Climate Change,Environ. Justice, Multi. Use Classes,Special Use
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 8 California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 Colorado River Board Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Resources Agency

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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