California Valley Solar Ranch & Twisselman Conditional Use Permits (DRC2008-00097, DRC2009-00004)

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Luis Obispo County
Document Title
California Valley Solar Ranch & Twisselman Conditional Use Permits (DRC2008-00097, DRC2009-00004)
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR

Document Description
NOTE: Extended review per lead Request by High Plains Ranch ll, LLC (SunPower) to establish 1) California Valley Solar Ranch, a 250 megawatt photovoltaic solar power plant to be installed within an approximate 4,365 acres (6.8sm) area, and 2) an aggregate surface mine over a 23-acre area. The proposed action will include the installation of approximately 2.8 miles of connecting 230kV transmission line to an existing transmission lines and will result in the reclamation of an on-site gypsum mine. If approved, reconductoring of a portion of existing 230 kV line (35 miles) will be needed (extending into Kern County).

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

(805) 781-5452


35°19'52.07"N 119°54'3.32"W
San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo
Cross Streets
Hwy. 58 & Soda Lake Road
Total Acres
6.8 sq. miles
State Highways
Hwy 58

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Mining (aggregate Mineral) Power:Solar (250 Watts)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Fiscal Impacts Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals 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 Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 3 Resources Agency California Energy Commission Caltrans, District 5
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