Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Chevron Energy Solutions Lucerne Valley Solar Project, California and the Approved Plan Amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area Plan, 62852-62853 [2010-25724]

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VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 Oct 12, 2010 Jkt 223001 Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Chevron Energy Solutions Lucerne Valley Solar Project, California and the Approved Plan Amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area Plan National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Removal of Listed Property Baltimore Independent City Hebrew Orphan Asylum, 2700 Rayner Ave, Baltimore, 10000868. [CACA–49561 L51010000 FX0000 LVRWB09B3220 LLCAD08000] PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD)/Approved Plan Amendment (PA) to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan for the Chevron Energy Solutions (CES) Lucerne Valley Solar Project located in San Bernardino County, California. The Secretary of the Interior approved the ROD on October 5, 2010 which constitutes the final decision of the Department. ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD/ Approved PA are available upon request at the BLM’s California Desert District Office, 22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, California 92553 or via the Internet at http:// www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/prog/energy/ fasttrack.html. For further information contact Greg Thomsen, Project Manager; telephone (951) 697–5237; address 22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, California 92553; e-mail lucernesolar@blm.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Lucerne Valley Solar Project was proposed by CES. The Lucerne Valley Solar Project involves a 422-acre rightof-way (ROW) authorization to construct and operate a 45-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic project which would connect to an existing Southern California Edison 33 kilovolt distribution system. The approved project will include the power generation facility, a new switchyard, control/maintenance building, parking area, and set-back area. A portion of Zircon Road will also be relocated. Pursuant to BLM’s CDCA Plan (1980, as amended), sites associated with power generation or transmission not identified in the CDCA Plan will be considered through the plan amendment process. As a result, prior to approval of a ROW grant for the Lucerne Valley Solar Project, the BLM must amend the CDCA Plan to allow a solar SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 197 / Wednesday, October 13, 2010 / Notices generating project on this site. The Approved PA revises the CDCA Plan to allow for the development of the Lucerne Valley Solar Project on 422 acres of land managed by the BLM with other ancillary structures and facilities. The selected alternative (up to 45 MW of generated power) is a combination of Alternative 3, the Proposed Action, and Alternative 4, Modified Site Layout. This combination of alternatives includes all of the features in Alternative 4, with the exception of rerouting some of the surface water drainage to provide additional water to the vegetative screen area. The surface water would follow the natural pathways as identified in Alternative 3. The Final Environmental Impact Statement/Proposed PA was published in the Federal Register on August 13, 2010 (75 FR 49515), initiating a 30-day protest period and concurrent 30-day comment period. Two comment letters and one protest letter were received, considered, and incorporated as appropriate into the ROD/Approved PA. Public comments and protests did not significantly change the decisions in the ROD/ Approved PA. The State of California Governor’s consistency review did not identify any inconsistencies between the proposed project and state and local plans, policies or programs. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6. Robert V. Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management. [FR Doc. 2010–25724 Filed 10–12–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CACA–47740, LLCAD07000, L51030000.FX0000, LVRAB109AA01] Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Imperial Valley Solar Project and Associated Amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area Resource Management PlanAmendment, Imperial County, California AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD)/Approved Amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan (the applicable Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the project site and the surrounding areas) located SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 Oct 12, 2010 Jkt 223001 in the California Desert District. The Secretary of the Interior approved the ROD on October 5, 2010, which constitutes the final decision of the Department and makes the Approved Amendment to the CDCA Plan effective immediately. ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD/ Approved Amendment to the CDCA Plan are available upon request from the Field Manager, El Centro Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 1661 S. 4th Street, El Centro, California, 92243 or via the internet at the following Web site: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/ elcentro/nepa/stirling.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Stobaugh, BLM Project Manager; telephone: (775) 861–6478; mailing address: Bureau of Land Management, P.O. Box 12000, Reno, Nevada 89520; or e-mail at Jim_Stobaugh@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Stirling Energy Systems (SES) filed right-of-way (ROW) application CACA–47740 for the proposed SES Solar Two Project. After merging with Tessera Solar, the applicant changed its name to Imperial Valley Solar, LLC, and changed the name of the project to the Imperial Valley Solar LLC (IVS) project. The IVS project is a concentrated solar electrical generating facility using the proprietary SunCatcher technology and facilities. The IVS project site is proposed on approximately 6,360 acres of BLMmanaged lands in Imperial County, California, approximately 4 miles east of the community of Ocotillo, and 14 miles west of the City of El Centro. In addition to the SunCatcher fields site, the project includes an 230 kilovolt electrical transmission line that encumbers approximately 93 acres of public lands from the site to an off-site existing San Diego Gas and Electric substation, a water supply pipeline that encumbers approximately 4 acres of public lands from an off-site water treatment plant to the project site, and a new 230 kilovolt substation, a main services complex, with other ancillary structures and facilities within the project site. The project site is in the California Desert District within the planning boundary of the CDCA Plan, which is the applicable RMP for the project site and the surrounding areas. The CDCA Plan, while recognizing the potential compatibility of solar generation facilities on public lands, requires that all sites associated with power generation or transmission not already identified in that Plan be considered through the BLM’s land use plan amendment process. As a result, prior to approval of a ROW grant for the IVS project, the BLM must amend the CDCA PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62853 Plan to allow that solar generating project on that site. The Approved Amendment to the CDCA Plan specifically revises the CDCA Plan to allow for the development of the IVS project on the 6,360 acres of land managed by the BLM with other ancillary structures and facilities. The BLM preferred alternative would result in the placement of approximately 28,360 SunCatchers on the site capable of generating approximately 709 megawatts (MW) of electricity. The 709 MW Alternative was not evaluated in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS); it is a modification of the 750 MW project evaluated in the Draft EIS. The 709 MW Alternative was evaluated in the Final EIS. The Notice of Availability of the Final EIS for the IVS project and the proposed CDCA Plan amendment was published in the Federal Register on July 28, 2010 (75 FR 44278). Publication of the Notice of Availability for the Final EIS initiated a 30-day protest period for the proposed amendment to the CDCA Plan. At the close of the protest period on August 27, 2010, 7 timely and complete written protests were received and resolved. Their resolution is summarized in a Protest Resolution Report attached to the ROD. The proposed amendment to the CDCA Plan was not modified as a result of the protest resolution. Simultaneous to the protest period, the Governor of California conducted a 30day consistency review of the proposed CDCA Plan amendment/Final EIS to identify any inconsistencies with the state or local plan, policies, or programs. The California Governor’s office did not identify inconsistencies between the proposed amendment to the CDCA Plan/Final EIS and state or local plan, policies, or programs. Because this decision is approved by the Secretary of the Interior, it is not subject to appeal (43 CFR 4.410(a)(3)). 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Bureau of Land Management

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Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Chevron 
Energy Solutions Lucerne Valley Solar Project, California and the 
Approved Plan Amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area Plan

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability 
of the Record of Decision (ROD)/Approved Plan Amendment (PA) to the 
California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan for the Chevron Energy 
Solutions (CES) Lucerne Valley Solar Project located in San Bernardino 
County, California. The Secretary of the Interior approved the ROD on 
October 5, 2010 which constitutes the final decision of the Department.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD/Approved PA are available upon request at 
the BLM's California Desert District Office, 22835 Calle San Juan de 
Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, California 92553 or via the Internet at 
http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/prog/energy/fasttrack.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information contact Greg 
Thomsen, Project Manager; telephone (951) 697-5237; address 22835 Calle 
San Juan de Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, California 92553; e-mail 
lucernesolar@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Lucerne Valley Solar Project was 
proposed by CES. The Lucerne Valley Solar Project involves a 422-acre 
right-of-way (ROW) authorization to construct and operate a 45-megawatt 
(MW) solar photovoltaic project which would connect to an existing 
Southern California Edison 33 kilovolt distribution system. The 
approved project will include the power generation facility, a new 
switchyard, control/maintenance building, parking area, and set-back 
area. A portion of Zircon Road will also be relocated.
    Pursuant to BLM's CDCA Plan (1980, as amended), sites associated 
with power generation or transmission not identified in the CDCA Plan 
will be considered through the plan amendment process. As a result, 
prior to approval of a ROW grant for the Lucerne Valley Solar Project, 
the BLM must amend the CDCA Plan to allow a solar

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generating project on this site. The Approved PA revises the CDCA Plan 
to allow for the development of the Lucerne Valley Solar Project on 422 
acres of land managed by the BLM with other ancillary structures and 
facilities. The selected alternative (up to 45 MW of generated power) 
is a combination of Alternative 3, the Proposed Action, and Alternative 
4, Modified Site Layout. This combination of alternatives includes all 
of the features in Alternative 4, with the exception of rerouting some 
of the surface water drainage to provide additional water to the 
vegetative screen area. The surface water would follow the natural 
pathways as identified in Alternative 3.
    The Final Environmental Impact Statement/Proposed PA was published 
in the Federal Register on August 13, 2010 (75 FR 49515), initiating a 
30-day protest period and concurrent 30-day comment period.
    Two comment letters and one protest letter were received, 
considered, and incorporated as appropriate into the ROD/Approved PA. 
Public comments and protests did not significantly change the decisions 
in the ROD/Approved PA. The State of California Governor's consistency 
review did not identify any inconsistencies between the proposed 
project and state and local plans, policies or programs.

    Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6.

Robert V. Abbey,
Director, Bureau of Land Management.
[FR Doc. 2010-25724 Filed 10-12-10; 8:45 am]
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