Palen Solar Project

7 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Riverside County
Document Title
Palen Solar Project
Document Type
FIN - Final Document

Document Description
The Final 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



Total Acres
State Highways
Route 177
Desert Center Airport
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Desert Center

Notice of Completion

Development Type
Power:Solar (Solar Thermal)(500 Watts)
Project Issues
Cumulative Effects Landuse Growth Inducing Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Solid Waste Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Septic System Schools/Universities Recreation/Parks Public Services Population/Housing Balance Noise Minerals Geologic/Seismic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Flood Plain/Flooding Fiscal Impacts Economics/Jobs Drainage/Absorption Biological Resources Air Quality Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects Cal Fire California Department of Parks and Recreation California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 8 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Toxic Substances Control Native American Heritage Commission Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 7 Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 20
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