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
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
Riverside County Planning Dept.
4080 Lemon Street, 9th Floor P.O. Box 1409
Riverside, CA 92502-1409

Phone : (951) 955-9294


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

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Solar (PV)(300 Watts)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Fiscal Impacts Geologic/Seismic Septic System Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Land Use Cumulative Effects Other
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects California Department of Conservation California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 8 California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Colorado River Board Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Water Resources Resources Agency

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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