West Chocolate Renewable Energy Evauluation Area EIS/CDCA Plan Amendment

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Bureau of Land Management (U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management)
Document Title
West Chocolate Renewable Energy Evauluation Area EIS/CDCA Plan Amendment
Document Type
FIN - Final Document

Document Description
FYI Final West Chocolate Mountains Renewable Energy Evaluation Area (West Chocolate REEA, or the REEA) EIS and Draft Amendment of the CA Desert Conservation Area Plan. The EIS evaluates six alternative, including the No Action and No Plan Amendment alternatives, to address the potential environmental impacts of: 1) authorizing testing for and development of solar and wind (renewable) energy development facilities on approximately 17,900 acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) managed surface lands; and 2) leasing approximately 20,962 acres of federal mineral estate for geothermal energy testing and development. The CDCA Plan would be amended to allow wind and solar energy development.

Contact Information
Joseph Vieira
BLM , El Centro Field Office
1661 South 4th Street
El Centro, CA 92243

Phone : (719) 852-6213


Total Acres
State Highways
Hwy 111, 115
Salton Sea
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Niland

Notice of Completion

Local Action
General Plan Amendment
Project Issues
Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Economics/Jobs Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Recreation/Parks Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol Caltrans, District 11 Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 7 Resources Agency State Lands Commission

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