The Arica Solar and Victory Pass Solar Projects (collectively referred to as the Projects), as approved by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) with the certification of the Final EIR, consist of utility-scale solar photovoltaic electrical generating and storage facilities and associated infrastructure to generate and deliver renewable electricity to the statewide electricity transmission grid. The Projects would encompass approximately 2,724 acres of a 3,800-acre site on Bureau of Land Management–administered land. The Arica Project would generate 265 megawatts (MW) and the Victory Pass Project would generate 200 MW of energy using alternating current solar photovoltaic technology. Each Project would include up to 200 MW of battery storage. The Projects are located in Riverside County, north of Interstate 10 and approximately 5.5 miles east of Desert Center. CDFW’s approval of the Projects under the California Fish and Game Code includes the issuance of Incidental Take Permits (ITPs) for the Mojave desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) under the California Endangered Species Act and the execution of Lake and Streambed Agreements (LSAs). CDFW has analyzed and disclosed the environmental effects of the Projects, in combination, as the “whole of the action.” The LSA Numbers EPIMS-RIV-19437-R6 and EPIMS-RIV-19443-R6, for the Arica and Victory Pass Solar Projects, respectively, being issued by CDFW are conditioned on reasonable measures necessary to protect fish and wildlife subject to CDFW’s regulatory jurisdiction under California Fish and Game Code Section 1600et seq. ITP Numbers 2081-2019-061-06 and 2081-2021-029-06 for the Arica and Victory Pass Solar Projects, respectively, authorize incidental take of Mojave desert tortoise subject to various conditions of approval, including a term of 5 years.