Desert Harvest Solar Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Draft CA Desert Conservation

6 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Bureau of Land Management (U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management)
Document Title
Desert Harvest Solar Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Draft CA Desert Conservation
Document Type
NOI - Notice of Intent
Present Land Use
BLM - administered land, CDCA Multiple Use Class M (Moderate)

Document Description
The proposed project would be located on BLM-administered lands in Riverside County about 6 miles north of the rural community of Desert Center, California. The overall site layout and generalized land uses would include a substation, an administration building, operations and maintenance facilities, a transmission line, and temporary construction lay down areas, with a total proposed project footprint of ~1,280 acres. The project's 230-kilovolt (kV) generation interconnection transmission line would either be via the First Solar Desert Sunlight 230 kV gen-tie (as a shared facility), or would be located on private and BLM-administered lands and would utilize a planned 230-to 500 kV substation (referred to as the Red Bluff Substation). The Red Bluff Substation would connect the project to the Southern California Edison regional transmission grid.

Contact Information
Lynnette Elser
U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management
22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Phone : (951) 697-5233


33°47'49"N 115°22'36"W
Cross Streets
6 mi. north of Desert Center
Total Acres
State Highways
Hwy 177
Other Location Info
Lake Tamarisk and Desert Center

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Solar (Solar Photovoltaic)(150 Watts)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Plan Amendment
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects Other Other Issues: Env. Justice
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation 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 California State Lands Commission Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Water Resources Resources Agency Resources, Recycling and Recovery 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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