Topaz Solar Farm (Optisolar) Conditional Use Permit (DRC2008-00009)

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Luis Obispo County
Document Title
Topaz Solar Farm (Optisolar) Conditional Use Permit (DRC2008-00009)
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preperation
Present Land Use

Document Description
Request by Optisolar (Topaz Solar Farm)/Twisselman, et al for a 550 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic solar power plant to be installed over an approximate 6,200 acre (9.7 square miles) area. The project would be constructed in two phase where the first phase would install 210 MW in the first phase with the remaining 340 MW in the second phase.

Contact Information
John McKenzie
San Luis Obispo County
976 Osos Street, Room 300
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Phone : (805) 781-5452


35°25'3.143"N 120°4'3.937"W
San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo
Cross Streets
Hwy. 58 and Bitterwater Road
Total Acres
6.5 sq. miles
State Highways
Other Location Info
California Valley

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Solar Power (PV) Plant)
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Fiscal Impacts Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol Caltrans, District 5 Department of Conservation Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 3 Resources Agency State Lands Commission Native American Heritage Commission Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4

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