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ePlanning DOI-BLM-CA-D060-2016-0017-EA (Eagle Crest Energy Gen-Tie Project)  
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 The Environmental Assessement and associated California Desert Conservation Area Plan (CDCA) Draft Plan Amendment for the Eagle Crest Energy Gen-tie and Water Pipeline is published and available for a 30-day comment period. The comment period will end November 6, 2016.
 
 
 
The project is located in the vicinity of Desert Center, California, and involves approximately 1,150 acres of public land, and 1,377 acres of private lands. Eagle Crest Energy Company has applied to the BLM for a right-of-way (ROW) grant to construct, operate, maintain and decommission a 500 kilovolt [kV) generation interconnect [gen-tie) line and a water pipeline. The gen-tie line would transmit electricity generated by Eagle Crest's pumped storage facility to the Southern California Edison's Red Bluff sub-station located on BLM lands in Riverside County, California. The water line would draw water from an area below private land, traverse BLM land, and fill the reservoirs at the pumped storage facility.  The Pumped Storage Project was licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on June 19, 2014 and the BLM-managed lands identified have been withdrawn for purposes of this project under the Section 24 of the Federal Power Act.