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Gemini Solar Project

Project Information
Sector: Renewable Energy Production
Project Category: 
FAST-41 Covered Projects
Project Status: 
In Progress
Description: 

The 690MW/ac Gemini Solar Project, once installed at full capacity, will be the largest solar photovoltaic (“PV”) project in the State of Nevada. The project site is located approximately 25 miles northeast of the Las Vegas metropolitan area, immediately south of the Moapa River Indian Reservation in an unincorporated area of Clark County, Nevada. Interstate 15 (I-15) is located less than ½ mile west of the project site. The NV Energy Crystal Substation and an NV Energy high-voltage transmission line are located less than four miles to the west.

Permitting Timeline

Section 404 Clean Water Act
US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory (Cooperating under FAST-41), (Cooperating under NEPA)
Planned
Milestones:
Pre-construction Notification (PCN)/Form ENG 4345/Joint Application Form Received
Current Target Date: 01/01/2019
Complete Pre-Construction Notification (PCN)/Application Received
Current Target Date: 02/15/2019
Publication of Public Notice
Current Target Date: 06/21/2019
Final Verification/Permit Decision Rendered
Current Target Date: 09/12/2019
Endangered Species Act Consultation (DOI-FWS)
Fish and Wildlife Service (Cooperating under FAST-41), (Cooperating under NEPA)
06/28/2019
Planned
Milestones:
Request for ESA Consultation Received
Current Target Date: 01/30/2019
Consultation Package Deemed Complete – Formal
Current Target Date: 02/13/2019
Conclusion of ESA Consultation
Current Target Date: 06/28/2019
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
Bureau of Land Management
09/12/2019
In Progress
Milestones:
Issuance of Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) 
Complete 07/13/2018
Scoping 
Complete 08/27/2018
Official Notice of Availability of a Draft EIS published in the Federal Register (FR) beginning both the public comment period and concurrent CAA Section 309 Review
Current Target Date: 02/11/2019
Official Notice of Availability of a Final EIS published in the FR beginning both the public review period and concurrent CAA Section 309 Review 
Current Target Date: 07/19/2019
Issuance of Record of Decision or combined Final EIS / Record of Decision 
Current Target Date: 09/12/2019
Right-of-Way Authorization (DOI-BLM)
Bureau of Land Management
10/18/2019
Planned
Milestones:
Initial application received
Complete 01/28/2008
Completed application received
Complete 05/28/2018
Issuance of decision for permit/approval
Current Target Date: 10/18/2019
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