Desert Harvest Solar Project (Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2013-0085-R6)

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Summary

SCH Number
2011094004
Lead Agency
U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Document Title
Desert Harvest Solar Project (Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2013-0085-R6)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
5/22/2015
Present Land Use
BLM-administered land, CDCA Multiple Use Class M

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has executed Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2013-0085-R6, pursuant to section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to the project Applicant, Desert Harvest, LLC. The Permittee proposed to construct, operate, maintain, and decommission a commercial solar power generating facility. The PV panels will produce direct current, and require inverters to convert the electricity to an alternating current before connecting to the Southern California Edison transmission system. From the project substation, the power will be carried on a generation tie-line to the Red Bluff Substation. The project consists of a main generation area, an operations and maintenance facility either on or off the solar facility site, an onsite substation, a switchyard, and site security. Construction components include pre-construction surveys, exclusion fencing, clearing and construction of a lay-down yard, parking area, and pad mounts for transformers, and all construction activities for the northeastern and southwestern solar facilities. The solar facilities will consist of arrays of PV modules on a single axis tracking system. Ancillary structures will include a building to house several on-site staff, a parking area for workers, above-ground water storage, and a project substation on a concrete block. Construction equipment will include earthmoving and support equipment such as graders, scrapers, bulldozers, backhoes, augers, water and dump trucks. Approximately 309.5 acres of CDFW-jurisdictional resources including, streambeds and adjacent desert dry wash woodland, will be impacted as a result of project activities. As the lead agency, the County of Riverside certified a final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) as a CEQA- equivalent final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on June 17, 2014.

Contact Information
Shankar Sharma
CDFW Inland Deserts Region
Lead/Public Agency
3602 Inland Empire Blvd, Suite C-220
Ontario, CA 91764

Phone : (909) 228-3692
shankar.sharma@wildlife.ca.gov

Location

Coordinates
33°47'13"N 115°22'8"W
Counties
Riverside
Cross Streets
6 miles north of Desert Center
Zip
92239
Total Acres
1464 (solar +t/x
Parcel #
multiple
State Highways
Hwy 177
Airports
Desert Center Airport
Township
4S
Range
15E
Section
25-27
Other Location Info
Lake Tamarisk and Desert Center

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
CDFW Inland Deserts Region, 3602 Inland Empire Blvd, Suite C-220, Ontario, CA 91764

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
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

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 state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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