Conditional Use Permit No. 3671/Public Use Permit No. 911/McCoy Solar Energy Project
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Controlled Development Areas (W-2-10)/Open Space Rural (OS-RUR)
McCoy Solar, LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources LLC, has requested a Conditional Use Permit and a Public Use Permit to construct, operate, maintain, and decommission a 46 Megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant on ~477 privately owned acres as part of an overall up to 7650 MW PV solar power plant project located on a total of ~5,636 acres (private land and public land administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)). The overall 750 MW solar power plant project would be developed in two phases, to be called Unit 1 and Unit2. Unit1, which includes the 477 acre portion of the solar power plant site subject to the Conditional Use Permit, is expected to have an overall 250 MW capacity. Necessary facilities on the private lands subject to County jurisdiction include solar arrays and inverters, portions of the access road, portions of the double-circuit 230 kV generation tie line, electrical power distribution line, and telecommunications line. Security lighting is proposed at key areas such as entrance and substations to be hooded along with perimeter security fencing. The proposed project would operate year-round.
North of Interstate 10, South of McCoy Wash, East of McCoy Mountains
Palo Verde Valley Unified
Notice of Completion
State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Colorado River Board
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Colorado River Board
Other (Commercial Solar)
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Fiscal Impacts, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Septic System, Transportation, Vegetation, Wildfire
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