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
Present Land Use

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
Lead/Public Agency
976 Osos Street, Room 300
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Phone : (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 (Mineral aggregate) Power:Solar (Megawatts 250)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Fiscal Impacts Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Septic System Solid Waste Transportation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB) Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency California Energy Commission California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT)

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