Oberon Renewable Energy Project

Summary

SCH Number
2021030426
Lead Agency
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB)
Document Title
Oberon Renewable Energy Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Received
Present Land Use
Undeveloped land administered by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management

Document Description
IP Oberon, LLC, a subsidiary of Intersect Power, LLC, proposes to construct, operate, maintain, and decommission a 500 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity generating station, battery energy storage facility, electrical substation, gen-tie lines and associated access roads on approximately 4,700 acres of BLM managed land in Riverside County, California. The proposed Oberon Renewable Energy Project would interconnect to Southern California Edison’s (SCE) 500 kV Red Bluff Substation via one new 500 kV gen-tie line. The proposed 500-kV gen-tie line would be located within one 175-foot ROW, running approximately 0.5 mile southeast from the solar facility, across BLM-administered land, to the SCE Red Bluff Substation. All of the lands within the Project application area are within the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Planning Area, within the Riverside East Solar Energy Zone pursuant to the BLM’s Solar Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement and associated Record of Decision (ROD), and within a Development Focus Area (DFA) pursuant to the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) and associated ROD.

Contact Information
Logan Raub
Colorado River Basin Regional Water Quality Control Board
Lead/Public Agency
c/o Aspen Environmental Group 235 Montgomery Street, Suite 640
San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone : (760) 776-8966
Logan.Raub@waterboards.ca.gov

Location

Counties
Riverside
Regions
Countywide Southern California Unincorporated
State Highways
Highway 177
Other Location Info
Approximately 4,700 acres in Desert Center, California

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Solar (Solar photovoltaic)(Megawatts 500)
Local Action
Waste Discharge Requirement Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Energy Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Solid Waste Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Utilities/Service Systems Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy (CVMC) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Energy Commission California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Natural Resources Agency Colorado River Board Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB)

Attachments

Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Oberon NOP for Web (508) small   PDF 977 K OPR NOP - Oberon SIGNED   PDF 121 K OPR Summary_Form_for_Document_Submittal - Oberon   PDF 629 K
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
OPR NOC - Oberon SIGNED 031821   PDF 172 K
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]
2021030426_CDFW Comment   PDF 400 K 2021030426_NAHC Comment   PDF 341 K 2021030426_RWQCB Comment   PDF 417 K

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