Palen Solar Power Project

10 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
Agency Name
U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
I-10 and Corn Springs Road
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 Conservation (DOC), 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), 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
State Reviewing Agency Comments
Colorado River Board
Development Types
Power:Solar (Solar Thermal)(Megawatts 500)
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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