EIR No. 529/CUP No. 3670/PUP No. 913/Blythe Mesa I Solar Projejct

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Summary

SCH Number
2011111056
Lead Agency
Riverside County
Document Title
EIR No. 529/CUP No. 3670/PUP No. 913/Blythe Mesa I Solar Projejct
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Received
Present Land Use
Active and inactive agriculture/Heavy Agricultural, Light Agriculture, Controlled Development Areas/Agriculture and Rural Community.

Document Description
The proposed project consists of the construction and operation of a 485 megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) electric generating facility and associated infrastructure on a total of ~3,6660 acres. The proposed project would consist of a solar array field utilizing single-axis solar PV trackers and panels with a combined maximum height of 8 feet. Supporting facilities on-site would include three electrical substations, two operation and maintenance buildings, inverters, transformers, and associated switchgear. Since most of the site has nearly level to gently sloping topography, no mass grading would be required and the natural drainage patterns of the site would not be significantly altered. The project site would be secured 24 hours per day by onsite private security personnel or remote services with motion-detection cameras. An equestrian-wire, wildlife-friendly and drainage-compatible security fence that meets National Electric Safety Code would be placed around the perimeter of the site. The proposed lighting for the site would be consistent with County building code. A new 8.4 mile long, 230 kv double-circuit generation-tie transmission line would connect the proposed project with the approved Colorado River Substation located west of the project site subject to Public Use Permit. A majority of the project is within the County of Riverside jurisdiction.

Contact Information
Jay Olivas
Riverside County
Lead/Public Agency
4080 Lemon Street, 9th Floor P.O. Box 1409
Riverside, CA 92502-1409

Phone : (951) 955-1195
jolivas@rctlma.org

Location

Coordinates
33°36'"N 114°41'40"W
Cities
Blythe
Counties
Riverside
Cross Streets
No. & So. of I-10, W. of Neighbors Blvd, So. & E. of Blythe Airport
Zip
92225
Total Acres
3,660
Parcel #
821-110-004, etc.,
State Highways
I-10
Railways
Union Pacific
Airports
Blythe Airport
Schools
Palo Verde Valley
Waterways
Colorado River
Township
7S
Range
2W
Section
27
Base
SBB&M

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Other Power Type (Solar PV)(Megawatts 485)
Local Action
Use Permit Development Agreement
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Fiscal Impacts Geology/Soils Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Noise Population/Housing Public Services Septic System Transportation Vegetation Other
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT) California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB) Colorado River Board 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

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