Desert Quartzite Solar Project

5 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2015031066
Lead Agency
Riverside County
Document Title
Desert Quartzite Solar Project
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Received
Present Land Use
W-2-10, formerly agricultural, currently no land use.
Document Description
The Applicant proposes to construct, operate, maintain, and decommission the DQSP in the southern California inland desert. The Project would generate up to 450 megawatts (MW) using solar photovoltaic (PV) technology. The Project would occupy 3,616 acres of BLM land. In addition to the BLM ROW application, the Applicant submitted a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) Application to the County of Riverside on February 25, 2015 (Riverside County CUP No. 3721 ), for 160 acres of privately owned land adjacent to the SLM-administered land. Within this application area, the Applicant has proposed a Project that would occupy approximately 3,770 acres.

Contact Information

Name
Russell Brady
Agency Name
Riverside County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Name
Agency Name
First Solar Development, LLC
Contact Types
Project Applicant

Location

Cities
Riverside
Counties
Riverside
Cross Streets
16th Avenue/Seeley Avenue
Zip
92225
Total Acres
160
Parcel #
879-110-001
Airports
Blythe
Township
7S
Range
21E
Section
NE4/15
Base
San Be

Notice of Completion

State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), Colorado River Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Power:Solar (Megawatts 450)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Septic System, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire

Attachments

Environmental Document

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