Vestal Fireman Solar Generation Facilities Project

3 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2011071040
Lead Agency
Tulare County
Document Title
Vestal Fireman Solar Generation Facilities Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
10/10/2012
Present Land Use
Dry crop farming / AE-40 Zone / Intensive Agriculture

Document Description
Minor Modification No. MMD 12-029, the requested minor modification to Special Use Permit No. PSP 10-017 is to allow five changes to the site plan: 1) an increase in the size of the SCE Switchyard & Tie-In Substation from one (1) acre to approximately three (3) acres; 2) an optional location for the SCE Switchyard & Tie-In Substation: Option 1 would be the northwest corner of the project site and Option 2 would be the southwest corner of the project site; 3) an alternate route for the above-ground transmission line from the Project site to the SCE Vestal Substation located on the west side of County Route J35 (Richgrove Drive), depending upon in whcih corner the substation is located; 4) a shift to the east in the phse line between Phase 1 (increase from +- 147 acres to +- 180 acres) and Phase 2 (decrease from +-145 acres to +-110 acres); and 5) to allow a seperate entrace off Avenue 32 to access the Phase 2 portion of the project. Phase 1 would increase in size by 33 acres; Phase 2 would decrease in size by 35 acres; the swtichyard substation would increase in size by 2 acres. The size of the whole project would not channge. Pursuant to CEQA guidelines and since no greater environmental impact will be associated with this modification; no public revieew as necessary.

Contact Information
Hector Guerra
Tulare County Resource Management Agency
5961 South Mooney Boulevard
Visalia, CA 93277

Phone : (559) 624-7000

Location

Coordinates
35°51'1"N 119°1'37"W
Counties
Tulare
Cross Streets
Avenue 32 & Road 240, approximately 1 mile east of State Hwy 65
Total Acres
160
Parcel #
339-040-001
State Highways
Hwy 65
Waterways
White River
Township
24S
Range
27E
Section
11
Base
MDB&M
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Ducor

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
County of Tulare
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
The Tulare County Resource Management Agency, 5961 South Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277

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
No
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(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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