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Media Contacts

News media, please call:
California Energy Commission Media & Public Communications Office
Phone: 916-654-4989

Description and Comparative Evaluation of Draft DRECP Alternatives

Primary Features of DRECP Alternatives. This document provides a summary of the seven alternatives that were presented in the December 17, 2012, "Description and Comparative Evaluation of Draft DRECP Alternatives" document linked directly below. Posted December 21, 2012 (PDF file, 8 pages, 164 Kb)

Description and Comparative Evaluation of Draft DRECP Alternatives. (PDF files) Updated December 17, 2012

DRECP Interim Document Fact Sheet. Posted December 18, 2012 (PDF file, 2 pages, 381 Kb)

Frequently Asked Questions for the Description and Comparative Evaluation of Draft DRECP Alternatives. Posted January 9, 2013 (PDF file, 13 pages, 221 Kb)

Public Comments on the "Description and Comparative Evaluation of Draft DRECP Alternatives" (PDF files).

Science Reviews


External Science Review Comment and Response Matrix. Posted October 19, 2012 (PDF file, 213 pages, 1.6 MB)

Baseline Biology Report

Baseline Biology Report. Updated March 27, 2012

Public Comments on the Baseline Biology Report (PDF files).

Preliminary Conservation Strategy

DRECP Preliminary Conservation Strategy. Updated October 26, 2011

Proposed Approach to the DRECP Effects Analysis. Posted July 1, 2011
(PDF file, 11 pages, 10.9 MB)

Approach to Structuring the Preliminary Conservation Strategy. Posted July 1, 2011 (PDF file, 10 pages, 320 kb)

Preliminary Conservation Strategy Rollout Schedule - DRECP Working Groups and Stakeholders - Selected Work Products for Review. Posted June 20, 2011

Public Comments (PDF files)

DRECP Framework Conservation Strategy

Draft DRECP Framework Conservation Strategy Report. Updated May 5, 2011

Draft Rollout Schedule - DRECP Working Groups and Stakeholders - Selected Framework Conservation Strategy / Work Products for Review
Posted April 7, 2011. (PDF file, 1 page, 111 kb)

Public Comments (PDF files)

DRECP Background and Planning Documents

Interim Process for DRECP Conservation Plan
Posted March 1, 2011. (PDF file, 4 pages, 1 MB)

Best Management Practices and Guidance Manual: Desert Renewable Energy Projects
Posted January 26, 2011. Publication #REAT-1000-2010-009-F. (PDF file, 281 pages, 29 MB). Updated 5/25/2011.

The Energy Commission approved the Best Management Practices and Guidance Manual, with minor additions, at the December 15, 2010 Business Meeting. The manual is reformatted and edited for publication, per REAT agency direction.

DRECP Planning Agreement. Posted: May 25, 2010.
(PDF FIle, 42 pages, 1.0 megabyte)

Public Comments (PDF files)

Summary of Responses to Public Comments.
Posted: May 25, 2010. (PDF file, 9 pages, 40 kb)

Independent Science Advisors 2012 Documents

Final Report of the Independent Science Panel 2012 for the California DRECP. Posted: November 9, 2012. (PDF file, 82 pages, 2.5 mb)

Response to ISP 2012, dated October 31, 2012. Posted: October 31, 2012. (PDF file, 4 pages, 1.4 mb)

Draft Report of Independent Science Review for the California DRECP. Posted: September 10, 2012. (PDF file, 77 pages, 1.5 mb)

Recommendations of Independent Science Advisors for California DRECP. Posted: August 23, 2012. (PDF file, 13 pages, 299 kb)
The Initial Recommendations document is not a draft and is not subject to comment.

Public Comments (PDF files)

Independent Science Advisors 2010 Documents

Recommendations of Independent Science Advisors for California DRECP. Posted: November 3, 2010. (PDF file, 192 pages, 2.68 megabytes)

Public Comments (PDF files)

Background Documents


Memorandum of Understanding Between the Bureau of Land Management and the California Department of Fish and Game relating to protection and conservation of fish, wildlife, plants and their habitat in the DRECP. Dated November 27, 2012. (PDF file, 6 pages, 1.1 megabytes)

Memorandum of Agreement Relating to Land Exchanges to Consolidate Land Parcels Between the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, and the California State Lands Commission. Dated May 21, 2012. (PDF file, 9 pages, 2.2 megabytes)

Memorandum of Understanding Between the Department of the Interior and the State of California on Renewable Energy. Dated January 13, 2012. (PDF file, 6 pages, 164 kb)

Memorandum of Understanding egarding Participation and Engagement in the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan between the California Renewable Energy Action Team and Department of Defense. Dated October 21, 2011. (PDF file, 6 pages, 238 kb)

Senate Bill 34

Interim Mitigation Strategy As Required by Senate Bill (SB) X8 34. Posted October 7, 2010. (PDF file, 83 pages, 4.3 megabytes)

Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs)

Governor's Executive Order S-14-08, November 17, 2008.
(PDF file, 3 pages, 98 kilobytes)

Filing Written Comments on the DRECP or DRECP NEPA/CEQA Documents

File written comments to the California Energy Commission Docket Office, Docket Number 09-RENEW EO-01, and indicate DRECP and the document you are commenting on in the subject line or first paragraph of your comments. If you are commenting on a DRECP NEPA/CEQA (environmental review) document, include DRECP NEPA/CEQA in the subject line or first paragraph of your comments. Hand deliver or mail an original copy of your comments to:

California Energy Commission
Dockets Office, MS-4
Docket No. 09-RENEW EO-01
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512
docket@energy.ca.gov

If filing your written comments electronically, please include your name or organization’s name in the file name in either Microsoft Word format or as a Portable Document (PDF) to [docket@energy.ca.gov]. Include DRECP and the DRECP document you are commenting on in the subject line or first paragraph of your comments. If you are commenting on a DRECP NEPA/CEQA (environmental review) document, include DRECP NEPA/CEQA in the subject line or first paragraph of your comments.

For your convenience, you may use this comment form to submit comments.