California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7
Oberon Renewable Energy Project
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Undeveloped land administered by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management
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.
Colorado River Basin Regional Water Quality Control Board
Approximately 4,700 acres in Desert Center, California
Notice of Completion
State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State 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)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
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)
Power:Solar (Solar photovoltaic)(Megawatts 500)
Waste Discharge Requirement Permit
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
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