Conditional Use Permit No. 03721/Desert Quartzize Solar Project

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Riverside County
Document Title
Conditional Use Permit No. 03721/Desert Quartzize Solar Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Current use is vacant former jojoba farm/W-2-10 (Controlled Development Areas 10 acre minimum) zoning/Agricultural General Plan Designation.
Document Description
The proposed project consists of construction and operation of a 300 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) electrical generating facility and associated infrastructure on a total of ~5,003 acres of public and private land (4,843 acres of BLM-managed public land, and 160 acres of private land). The facility would include a solar array field utilizing single axis solar PV and fixed-tilt arrays, a system of interior collection power lines located between inverters and substations, one on-site substation (~6.5 acres), one operations and maintenance (O&M) building, two primary off-site access roads and several interior access roads, and 2.8 miles of 230 kilovolt (kV) double circuit transmission line between the solar field and Colorado River Substation.

Contact Information

Larry Ross
Agency Name
Riverside County Planning Dept.
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
North of the extension of 22nd Avenue, south of 18th Avenue, east of SCE Colorado substation, w.
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Colorado River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Colorado River Board, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency
Development Types
Power:Solar (PV)(Megawatts 300)
Local Actions
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, Septic System, Transportation, Vegetation, Other

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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