Notice for EIR No. 532
Notice for EIR No. 532 - Comment Period Open Until November 28, 2016

Comment Period

 Comment Period has been Extended to November 28, 2016

Written comments on the document must be submitted to the Riverside County Planning Department no later than 5:00 P.M. on November 28, 2016.  All comments received by the deadline will be included in the Final EIR, which will be presented to the hearing body.  Notification of the public hearing will be provided at a later date.

Project Information


The subject EIR has studied the Palo Verde Mesa Solar Project which proposes the construction, operation, maintenance, and decommissioning of a solar photovoltaic (PV) electrical generating facility of up to 450 megawatts (MW) and 14.5-mile gen-tie line that would together occupy a total of 3,400 acres. The solar facility is comprised of three sites that would be constructed in phases. Site 1 (Phase 1) would total 905 acres and would have a generation output of 145 MW; Site 2 (Phase 2) would total 1,343 acres and would have a generation output of 221 MW; and Site 3 (Phase 3) would total 1,002 acres and would have a generation output of 104 MW.

The project includes the following land use applications: Conditional Use Permit No. 3684 proposes the solar photovoltaic facility as described above; Public Use Permit No. 916 is required for the proposed gen-tie line crossing of Hobson Way.

Copies of the Draft EIR, and its Technical Appendices are available for review at the Riverside County Planning Department offices at 4080 Lemon Street, 12th Fl., Riverside, California, 92501. Copies of the documents will also be provided to the following libraries for public review:

Palo Verde Valley District Library
125 West Chanslor Way
Blythe, CA 92225

Lake Tamarisk Branch Library
43880 Lake Tamarisk Drive
Desert Center, CA 92239

Contact Information

Russell Brady, Project Planner
Riverside County Planning Department
4080 Lemon St., 12th Floor
Riverside, CA  92501
(951) 955-3025

EIR No. 532 Files


Draft Environmental Impact Report
Palo Verde Solar DEIR Vol 1

Technical Studies
Appx A - NOP and Scoping
Appx B - Aesthetics
Appx C - Air Quality
Appx D - Biological Resources
Appx E - Cultural Resources -- Not Available for Public Review
Please contact Heather Thomson for questions regarding Cultural Resources
Appx F - Geology
Appx G - Hydrology
Appx H - Noise
Appx I - Paleontological Resources
Appx J - Traffic
Appx K - ALUC Development Review
Appx L - Soild Waste Generation Calcs