JK 03-11; ZCC No. 8, Map No. 215; ZCC No. 8, Map No. 216; CUP No. 6, Map No. 215; CUP No. 7, Map No. 215 (Catalina Renewable Energy project by enXco Development

16 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2011021051
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
JK 03-11; ZCC No. 8, Map No. 215; ZCC No. 8, Map No. 216; CUP No. 6, Map No. 215; CUP No. 7, Map No. 215 (Catalina Renewable Energy project by enXco Development
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
Undeveloped/Kern County General Plan: 8.3 (Extensive Agriculture, 20 acres minimum), 8.3/2.4 (Extensive Agriculture/Steep Slope), 8.3/2.5 (Extensive Agriculture/Flood). The site is zoned A (Exclusive Agriculture, Floodplain Combining), PL RS (Platted Lands, Residential Suburban Combining), and Pl RS FPS (Platted Lands, Residential Suburban Combining, Floodplain Secondary).

Document Description
Note: Revised and Extended Per Lead Zone changes to incorporate the Wind Energy (WE) Combining District on portions of the 6,739-acre project site to allow the construction of up to 134 wind turbines and 150 PV solar system blocks which would generate up to 350 megawatts of electricity and to permit the construction of ancillary facilities and supporting infrastructure and the concrete batch plants are necessary to provide concrete and materials for turbine, system block, substation, and building foundations. The application also proposes to incorporate flood hazard zoning for areas subject to flooding. Access to the project is provided by Backus Road, which is a paved public roads. Once onsite, there is an existing network of unpaved roads that allow for access throughout the site. The project will also include the construction of 14 miles of 230-kV overhead transmission corridor, which would generally be aligned from the northeast to the southwest where it ultimately would connect to the SCE Whirlwind Substation.

Contact Information
Jacquelyn R. Kitchen
Kern County Planning & Community Development Department
2700 M Street, Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone : (661) 862-8619
Kitchenj@co.kern.ca.us

Location

Coordinates
34°57'4"N 118°19'7"W
Cities
Mojave Tehachapi
Counties
Kern
Cross Streets
Tehachapi Willow Springs Road & Backus Road
Total Acres
6,739
Parcel #
Multiple
State Highways
SR 14
Railways
No
Airports
No
Schools
No
Waterways
Los Angeles Aqueduct
Township
Multip
Range
Multip
Section
Multip
Base
SBB&M
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Twin Oaks, Walker Basin

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Wind (350 Watts) Power:Solar (350 Watts)
Local Action
Rezone Use Permit
Project Issues
Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity 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
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 6 California Department of Transportation, District 9 California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission California State Lands Commission Central Valley Flood Protection Board Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency California Department of Conservation California Native American Heritage Commission California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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