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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

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Renewable Energy Projects on Federal Lands

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National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires federal agencies to consider the environmental impacts of proposed federal projects which could significantly affect the environment and document these findings in an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

Notice of Intent (NOI) announces an agency’s decision to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a particular action and is published in the Federal Register. At a minimum, the NOI shall:

  • Describe the action and possible alternatives;
  • Describe the agency’s scoping process, including whether, where, and when scoping meetings will be held;
  • Identify a point of contact.

Draft EIS (DEIS) fully evaluates the impacts of the action and reasonable alternatives It must be filed with EPA’s Office of Federal Activities (OFA) for Federal Register (FR) publication, and be circulated for comment for at least 45 days after FR notice.

Final EIS (FEIS) responds to comments, including any changes to proposed action. It must be filed with EPA’s OFA for Federal Register publication, and be circulated for review for at least 30 days after FR notice.

EPA Region 9 comment letters on these projects can be found by viewing the Region 9 NEPA web page and selecting from the federal agencies listed on the LHS.

Renewable Energy Projects - Comment Period Open

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The following renewable energy projects are in the comment phase following publication of Final Environmental Impact Statement:
  • No current projects

The following projects are in the comment phase following publication of Draft Environmental Impact Statements or Draft Environmental Assessment:
  • No current projects

The following projects are in the comment phase following publication of the Notice of Intent or Public Meeting Announcement:
  • No current projects

Renewable Energy Projects - Comment Period Closed

The following renewable energy projects are in the closed comment phase following publication of:
  • Final Environmental Impact Statements (click to open/close) »
    • Chevron Lucerne Valley Solar Project, San Bernardino County, California
    • Chevron/Solar Millennium Blythe Solar Project, Riverside County, California
    • Stirling Energy Systems (SES) Imperial Valley Solar Project, Imperial County, California
    • BrightSource Energy, Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS) Project, San Bernardino County, California
    • Calico Solar One Project, San Bernardino County, California
    • Next Era Genesis- Ford Dry Lake Solar Power Plant, , Riverside County, California
    • Nextlight Renewable Power, Silver State North Solar Project and Silver State South Solar Project, Clark County, Nevada
    • Southern California Edison's Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project, Kern, Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties, California
    • Southern California Edison Eldorado-Ivanpah Transmission Line Project, Clark County Nevada and San Bernardino California
    • Tonopah Crescent Dunes, Battle Mountain County, Nevada
    • One Nevada Transmission Line, Elko County, Nevada
    • Solar Millennium Amargosa Farm Road Solar Energy Project, Nye County, Nevada
    • Solar Millennium, LLC and Chevron Energy, Palen Solar Project, Riverside County,  California
    • Desert Sunlight Solar Farm, Riverside County, California
    • Sierra Pacific Power, Ormat Technologies, Inc. and Vulcan Power Company Salt Wells Geothermal Projects, Churchill County, Nevada
    • Topaz Solar Farms, San Luis Obispo County, California
    • Kilarc-Cow Hydroelectric Project, Shasta County, California
    • ECO Substation/ Tule Wind / Energia Sierra Juarez, San Diego County, California 
    • Boulevard Associates LLC Sonoran Solar Project, Maricopa County, Arizona
    • Ocotillo Express Wind Energy Project, Imperial County, California
    • K Road Moapa Solar Facility, Moapa Solar Project, Clark County, Nevada
    • Kirkwood Meadows Powerline Reliability Project, Amador County, California
    • Grapevine Canyon Wind Project, Coconino County, Arizona
    • Energia Sierra Juarez Transmission Line, U.S. and Mexico border, near Jacumba, California
    • Geothermal Leasing in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Nevada and California
    • Desert Harvest Solar Farm Riverside County, California
    • Arizona Restoration Design Energy Project, Statewide
    • Searchlight Wind Energy Project, Clark County, Nevada
    • West Chocolate Mountain Energy Evaluation and California Desert Conservation Plan Amendment, Imperial County, California
    • Quartzsite Solar Energy Project and Proposed Yuma Field Office Resource Management Plan Amendment, La Paz County, Arizona
    • McCoy Solar Energy Project, Riverside County, California

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  • Draft Environmental Impact Statements (click to open/close) »
    • Grapevine Wind Project, Coconio County, Arizona
    • Chevron/Solar Millennium Palen Solar Project, Riverside County, California
    • Granite Mountain LLC Wind Farm, San Bernardino County, California
    • Solar Millennium Ridgecrest Solar Power Project, Kern County, California
    • First Solar Desert Sunlight Solar Farm Project, Riverside County, California
    • Solar Reserve - Rice Solar Energy Project Riverside County, California
    • East County Substation/Tule Wind Generation Project, San Diego County, California
    • Salt Well Geothermal Energy Projects, Churchill County, Nevada
    • Eagle Mountain Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project, Riverside County, California
    • Ormat, McGuinness Geothermal Project DEA, Lander County, Nevada
    • Programmatic Solar DEIS, six Western states
    • Abengoa Mojave Solar Energy Project, San Bernardino County, California, Draft EA
    • Topaz Solar Farm, San Luis Obispo County, California,
    • China Mountain Wind, Twin Falls County, Idaho and Elko County, Nevada, (Region 10 Lead)
    • West Chocolate Mountains RE Evaluation Area, Imperial County, California
    • Ocotillo Express Wind Energy Project, Imperial County, California
    • Idaho Power and Rocky Mountain Power Gateway West Transmission Line, Wyoming, Idaho, Nevada DEIS (Region 8 lead)
    • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Barren Ridge Transmission Project, Kern and Los Angeles Counties, California
    • Draft Site-Wide EIS for the Continued Operation of the DOE/NNSA Nevada National Security Site and Off-Site Locations in the State of Nevada
    • Supplemental Draft Programmatic EIS for Solar Energy Development
    • Quartzsite Solar Project, La Paz County, Arizona
    • K Road Moapa Solar Project, Clark County, Nevada
    • Geothermal Leasing in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, California and Nevada
    • Searchlight Wind Energy Project, Clark County, Nevada
    • Arizona Restoration Design Energy Project, Arizona
    • Mohave County Wind Farm, Mohave County, Arizona
    • CAL-NEV Pipeline Expansion Project, San Bernadino County, California and Clark County, Nevada
    • Desert Harvest Solar Farm, Riverside County, California
    • Ocotillo Sol Solar, Imperial County, California
    • Haiwee Geothermal Leasing Area, Inyo County, California
    • SunZia Transmission Line, New Mexico and Arizona (region 6 lead)
    • McCoy Solar Energy Project, Riverside County, California
    • Alta East Wind Project, Kern County, California
    • Coyote Canyon South Geothermal Exploration Project, Churchill County, Nevada
    • Silver State Solar South Project and Proposed Las Vegas Field Office Resource Management Plan Amendment, Clark County, Nevada
    • Stateline Solar Farm Project and Draft Plan Amendment, San Bernardino County, California
    • Sun Valley to Morgan 500/230kV Transmission Line and Proposed Resource Management Plan Amendment, Arizona
    • Casa Diablo IV Geothermal Development Project, Mono County, California

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  • Notice of Intent (click to open/close) »
    • Walker Ridge Wind, Colusa and Lake Counties, California
    • Abengoa Lathrop Wells Solar Project, Nye County, Nevada
    • Daggett Ridge Wind Farm, San Bernardino, California
    • Quartzsite Solar Energy Project, La Paz County, California
    • Tule Wind Project and East County (ECO) Substation Project, San Diego County, California
    • Bear River Ridge Wind Power Project, Humboldt, California
    • Beacon Solar Energy Project, Kern County, California
    • McGinnis Hills Geothermal Project, Landers, Nevada
    • Topaz Solar Farm, San Luis Obispo County, California
    • Ocotillo Wind Energy Project, Imperial County, California
    • Rising Tree Wind Farm, Kern County, California
    • Hawaii Interisland Renewable Energy Program, Hawaii
    • K-Road Moapa Solar Energy Project, Clark County, Nevada
    • Campo Shu'luuk Wind Energy Project, San Diego County, California
    • Casa Diablo IV Geothermal Development Project, Mono County, California
    • Wilson Creek Wind Project, Lincoln County, Nevada
    • San Diego Gas and Electric, Ocotillo Sol Solar Project, Imperial County, California,
    • enXco Development Corporation's Tylerhorse Wind Project, Kern County, California
    • Alta Windpower Development LLC Alta East Wind Project, Kern County, California,
    • First Solar Development Inc Stateline Solar Farm, San Bernardino County, California
    • McCoy Solar Energy Project, Riverside County, California
    • Desert Renewable Conservation Plan, California
    • enXco Desert Harvest Solar Project, Riverside County, California
    • First Solar South Project, Clark County, Nevada
    • K Road Calico Solar Energy Project, San Bernardino County, California
    • Valley Electric Association Hidden Hills Transmission Project, Clark and Nye Counties, Nevada
    • Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest NV Energy Bordertown to California Transmission Line, California and Nevada –
    • Maricopa Sun Solar Complex Multiple-Species HCP, Kern County, California
    • Greater Sage Grouse Conservation Measures in Land Use Management Plans, Western Region
    • Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan Amendment to NOI, California
    • CALPECO 625 & 650 Transmission Line Upgrades, Placer County, California
    • Southline Transmission Line LLC Project, New Mexico and Arizona, Region 6 Lead
    • Panoche Valley Solar Farm, San Benito County, California
    • Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Mine, Navajo, Coconino and Apache Counties, Arizona; San Juan County, New Mexico
    • Blythe Mesa Solar Project NOI

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