Topaz Solar Farm Project

20 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2008091026
Lead Agency
San Luis Obispo County
Document Title
Topaz Solar Farm Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
10/11/2012
Present Land Use
Agriculture

Document Description
The Project includes installing and operating arrays of photovoltaic modules and associated electrical production and transmission infrastructure. The Project will tie directly into the existing Pacific Gas and Electric Morro Bay/Midway 230 kV transmission line. Project construction will take approximately three years. The Project will result in impacts to 3,510 acres of San Joaquin Kit fox habitat. The Project is expected to result in incidental take of San Joanquin kit fox, which is designated as a threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act. The incidental take permit for this Project, as issued by the Department of Fish and Game, authorizes incidental take of species listed under CESA that may occur as a result of Project implementation. Minor Amendment 3 to the ITP extends by 20 additional days the time period to transfer fee title to DFG or record conservation easement for the Phase 1 habitat mitigation lands. The activities covered in the ITP and the extent of habitat compensation lands is unchanged.

Contact Information
Dave Hacker
DFG Central Region (4)
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : (805) 594-6152

Location

Coordinates
35°25'3.143"N 120°4'3.937"W
Counties
San Luis Obispo
Cross Streets
Hwy. 58 and Bitterwater Road
Total Acres
9.7 sq.mi.
State Highways
Hwy 58
Schools
Atascadero Unified School District
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: California Valley

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
DFG
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
County of San Luis Obispo Department of Planning and Building San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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