Palen Solar Project

7 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Riverside County
Document Title
Palen Solar Project
Document Type
SIR - Supplemental EIR
Present Land Use
multiple-use class M

Document Description
Note: Lead Agency changed from Bureau of Land Management to Riverside County for CEQA submission. The Supplemental EIS/EIR is in response to an amendment to an application for a ROW grant authorizing the construction, operation, maintenance, and decommissioning of a 500 MW solar PV generating facility known as the Palen Solar Project and the transmission of energy generated by the project to the grid via Southern California Edison's Red Bluff Substation. The project area is in eastern Riverside County, CA and covers approx 4,200 acres of land managed by the BLM. In addition, the applicant has proposed to enter into a water supply contract with the county of Riverside. BLM is the lead agency under NEPA and the county of Riverside is the lead agency under CEQA.

Contact Information
Jay Olivas
Riverside County
4080 Lemon St, 12th Floor
Riverside, CA 92502

Phone : (760) 863-7050


33°41'46.4"N 115°13'22.8"W
Cross Streets
I-10 Palen Dunes Dr
Total Acres
Parcel #
810-182-002, -110-027, -021, etc.
State Highways
Route 177
Desert Center Airport
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: water supply
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual 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 Schools/Universities Septic System Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects Cal Fire 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 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 20 Department of Toxic Substances Control

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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