Draft DRECP and EIR/EIS

Draft DRECP and EIR/EIS
Posted September 23, 2014. The comment Period is September 26, 2014 through through February 23, 2015.

Notice of Availability, Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the Draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

October 9, 2014 - Informational Webinar on the Draft DRECP and EIR/EIS

December 15 & 17, 2014 - Webinars for the Draft DRECP and EIR/EIS

National Environmental policy Act
California Environmental Quality Act

Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the California Energy Commission (Commission) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will initiate the preparation of a joint Environmental Impact Report and Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) and for a possible amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan of 1980, as amended.

The Commission is the lead agency under CEQA for considering approval of the DRECP. The Service and BLM are the federal co‐lead agencies under NEPA. The Service will consider approval of the DRECP as a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) under the Federal Endangered Species Act (FESA). BLM will consider approval of a possible CDCA Plan amendment.

EIR/EIS Documents