EIR No. 532 / Conditional Use Permit No. 3684 / Public Use Permit 916 / Palo Verde Mesa Solar

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Riverside County
Document Title
EIR No. 532 / Conditional Use Permit No. 3684 / Public Use Permit 916 / Palo Verde Mesa Solar
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Active and inactive agriculture/Light Agriculture, Controlled Development Areas/Agriculture

Document Description
The proposed project consists of the construction and operation of a 486 megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant (CUP03684) and transmission line (PUP00916) on approximately 3,400 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 eight and a half feet. Supporting facilities on-site would include two electrical substations, one operation and maintenance building, 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 on-site private security personnel or remote services with motion-detection cameras. An equestrian-wire, wildlife-friendly and drainage-compatible security fence that meets the National Electrical 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 14.7-mile-long 230 kilovolt transmission line would connect the proposed Project's northwestern substation with the approved Colorado River Substation, located west of the Project site. The solar array field would be located entirely within the County of Riverside's jurisdiction. The transmission line would be located on County of Riverside jurisdiction, with the exception of approximately 1.7 miles (20.6 acres) within the City of Blythe and approximately 4.0 miles (48 acres) within land managed by the BLM. A Development Agreement between the County of Riverside and the applicant would be established, setting forth the rights and responsibilities of each party with respect to project development and operation.

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

Phone : (951) 955-1195


33°39'49"N 114°41'55"W
Cross Streets
Northerly of I-10, westerly of Neighbors Boulevard
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Palo Verde Valley
Colorado River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Solar (Megawatts 486)
Local Action
Use Permit
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
Air Resources Board, Airport/Energy Projects 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, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Water Resources Resources Agency California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)

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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