Salton Sea Anomaly Master Environmental Impact Report and Magma Power Plant #3 (49 MW) Environmental Impact Report

Summary

SCH Number
2020070286
Lead Agency
Imperial County
Document Title
Salton Sea Anomaly Master Environmental Impact Report and Magma Power Plant #3 (49 MW) Environmental Impact Report
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
7/14/2020
Project Applicant
Imperial County Planning and Development
Present Land Use
Geothermal Power Project

Document Description
The expansion to 111,444 acres and development of the geothermal overlay zone, which includes onshore and offshore lands at the Salton Sea Anomaly, located along the southeast shore of the Salton Sea in Imperial County. Development includes construction, operation, and maintenance of geothermal power plants, geothermal wells, pipelines, and other associated facilities and infrastructure. Imperial County, as Lead Agency, prepared and approved an Environmental Impact report (EIR) in May 1982. The California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) considered the EIR prepared by the Lead Agency and issued a Permit to Conduct Well Operations for one well. CalGEM has approved permits for CalEnergy Operating Corporation to install the geothermal well listed below, in the Salton Sea geothermal field. API# Well Name 025-91522 Del Ranch 15

Contact Information
Jack Collender
California Geologic Energy Management Division
3780 Kilroy Airport Way Suite 400
Long Beach, CA 90806

Phone : (562) 637-4400
jack.collender@conservation.ca.gov

Location

Cities
Calipatria
Counties
Imperial
Regions
Southern California
Total Acres
111444
Other Location Info
Onshore and offshore lands at the Salton Sea Geothermal Anomaly, located along the southeast shore of the Salton Sea in Imperial County northwest of Calipatria.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Geologic Energy Management Division
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
Included with this submittal

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
No
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
No
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

Environmental Document
1981 Salton Sea MEIR Vol I Part 1   PDF 9305 K 1981 Salton Sea MEIR Vol I Part 2   PDF 8067 K 1981 Salton Sea MEIR Vol II   PDF 8803 K
Notice of Determination
NOD GEO CalEnergy 02591522   PDF 295 K

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