Palen Solar Photovoltaic Project Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2017-0165-R6 (Revision 2)

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Summary

SCH Number
2011054002
Lead Agency
Riverside County
Document Title
Palen Solar Photovoltaic Project Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2017-0165-R6 (Revision 2)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
3/25/2019

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2017-0165-R6 (Revision 2), pursuant to section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to the project Applicant, Palen Solar Holdings, LLC. This proposed project will be a 500-megawatt (MW) nominal capacity, AC solar photovoltaic (PV) energy generating facility and will cover approximately 3,140 acres. They will us.ea single-axis tracking system (rotating east to west) and may use a variety of PV technologies, including, but not limited to Crystalline Silicon panels or copper Indium Gallium Selenide panels. Alternative 1 will have Its solar arrays configured Into two separate fields to avoid the desert wash woodland located In the center of the ROW with each solar field fenced separately with an onsite substation in the northern section of the west array fie id. A 6.9-mile-long generation tie-line will be constructed to deliver the electricity produced to the Red Bluff Substation. The construction of the project will result in impacts to jurisdictional areas within the channels crossed along the generation tie-line, the three access roads crossing the large central wash, and all the small ephemeral streams within the two solar array fields. This will result in permanent Impacts to a total of 326.3 acres of state jurisdictional resources. This is to advise that CDFW, acting as a Responsible Agency, approved the above

Contact Information
Magdalena Rodriguez
CDFW
3602 Inland Empire Blvd, Suite C-220
Ontario, CA 94560

Phone : (909) 844-2520

Location

Coordinates
33.70°'"N -115.22°'"W
Counties
Riverside
Other Location Info
The Project is located approximately ten miles east of the unincorporated community of Desert Center just north of Interstate (I-10),halfway between the cities of Indio and Blythe.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
3602 Inland Empire Blvd, Suite C-220 Ontario, CA 94560

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

Notice of Determination
2011054002   PDF 122 K

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