Palen Solar Photovoltaic Project

10 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Riverside County
Document Title
Palen Solar Photovoltaic Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has executed an amendment for Incidental Take Permit 2081-2017-052-06 for the project Applicant, Palen Solar Holdings, LLC. The amendment for ITP 2081-2017-052-06 will result in a reduction of 140 acres of mitigation to the covered species, will extend the timeline for completion of mitigation from 18 months to 33 months, to be completed by October 31, 2021, and will add a measure to allow for desert tortoise temporary fencing along the two access roads within the desert wash connecting the tow solar array sites.

Contact Information

Magdalena Rodriguez
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact Types
Responsible Agency


Southern California
Other Location Info
The Palen Solar Photovoltaic Project (Project) is located entirely on lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in unincorporated Riverside County, California. 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. It is located at Latitude: N 33.70o and Longitude: W -115.22o (NAD 83 or WGS 84)

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Department Fish and Wildlife
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Final Environmental Document Available at
Responsible Agency statement: The EIR prepared by the lead agency for the Project is available to the general public at the office location listed above for the lead agency. CDFW’s administrative record of proceedings related to the incidental take permit is available to the public for review at CDFW’s regional office.


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


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