Palen Solar Power Project

8 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Riverside County
Document Title
Palen Solar Power Project
Document Type
EIS - Draft EIS
Present Land Use
CA Desert Conservation Area Plan (1980, as amended). Multiple Use Class M.

Document Description
Note: Review Per Lead This Draft Plan Amendment/EIS addresses two decisions by the US Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM): possible approval of an amendment to the CA Desert Conservation Area Plan (CDCA Plan) to recognize the site of the proposed Palen Solar Electric Generating System (PSEGS) as appropriate for the proposed use; and the possible approval of a right-of-way grant to Palen Solar Holdings, LLC for construction, operation and decommissioning of a solar thermal electricity generating facility. The Draft PA/SEIS supplements the Palen Solar Power Project PA/FEIS (2011), identifying impacts of the modified proposed action and alternatives, including impacts related to biological resources, cultural resources, land use, visual resources, hydrology, water quality, and water use.

Contact Information
Frank McMenimen
U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management
1201 Bird Center Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Phone : (760) 833-7150


33°41'2.13"N 115°14'25.67"W
Cross Streets
I-10 and Corn Springs Road
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)
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 Conservation 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 Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency Colorado River Board

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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