Soda Mountain Solar Project

Summary

SCH Number
2023010319
Lead Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
Document Title
Soda Mountain Solar Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
Undeveloped Government Land/Resource Conservation (RC)
Document Description
The project proposes the construction, operation, maintenance, and future decommissioning of a 300-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic solar facility with a 300-MW battery energy storage and related facilities on approximately 1,490 acres of land administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the unincorporated portion of San Bernardino County, approximately 6 miles southwest of the town of Baker, California, along Interstate 15. The proposed project would operate year-round and would generate electricity during daylight hours. The proposed project would generate and deliver solar-generated power to the regional electrical grid through an interconnection with the existing Mead-Adelanto 500-kilovolt transmission line operated by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

Contact Information

Name
Dr. Shankar Sharma
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Staff Environmental Scientist of Renewable Energy
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Unincorporated portion of San Bernardino County
Counties
San Bernardino
Regions
Countywide
Cross Streets
East Side of I-15, 6 miles SW of Baker
Zip
92309
Total Acres
1,490
Parcel #
Multiple
State Highways
I-15
Railways
None
Airports
Beacon Station Air Strip
Schools
None
Waterways
None
Township
27
Range
7E, 8E
Section
Multip
Base
SBM

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
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 Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), 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, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Other (300 MW PV Solar Facility and 300 MW Battery Storage System)
Local Actions
ITP/LSAA
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Energy, 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, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Greenhouse Gas, Tribal Cultural Resources
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End

Attachments

Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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