Conditional Use Permit No. 3682, Public Use Permit No. 911, Grant of Easement, Ordinance No. 664.53 Approving Development Agreement No. 77, and Development Agre
NOD - Notice of Determination
Present Land Use
vacant / W-2-10 and N-A/Open Space-Rural
Conditional Use Permit No. 3682 proposes to permit approximately 50 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant on approximately 477 acres Assessor's Parcel Numbers 812-130-006, 812-130-007, and 812-130-008). The Project to be considered by the Board of Supervisors is a portion of a larger overall project known as the McCoy Solar Energy Project. The majority of the McCoy Solar Energy Project is on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land. The overall solar project proposes to construct, operate, maintain, and decommission a PV solar energy generating facility (solar power plant) with a capacity up to 750 MW on approximately 477 acres under the County's jurisdiction of the County of Riverside and 4,096 acres of public land administered by the BLM. The PV panel area/solar arrays within the 477 acres under the County's jurisdiction of the include the entire disturbed area of the panels and encompass approximately 344 acres. Approximately 516,000 panels would be placed on the land under the County's jurisdiction. The other proposed facilities on land under the County's jurisdiction would be limited to inverters, up to two water wells, a portion of the access-road, and Southern California Edison's distribution line. The McCoy Solar Energy project would generate and deliver solar-generated power to the California electric grid through an interconnection at the Colorado River Substation. In order to connect to the electric grid a transmission or Gen-Tie Line is proposed. The majority of the Gen-Tie Line will be located on BLM administered land. Portions of the Gen-Tie Line will need to cross a County owned parcel (APN 818-210-014). Crossing of the County owned parcel requires the applicant to obtain a Public Use Permit (PUP No. 911) from the County, as well as a grant of a non-exclusive easement from the County to McCoy Solar, LLC for access and utility lines. The applicant has also proposed to enter into a Development Agreement (DA No. 77) with the County for the Project consistent with the County's solar power program. DA No. 77 has a term of thirty years and will grant the applicant vesting rights to develop the Project in accordance with the terms of the agreement. Proposed Ordinance No. 664.53 incorporates by reference and adopts DA No. 77 consistent with Government Code Section 65867.5.
Riverside County Planning Department, 4080 Lemon Street, 12th Floor, Riverside, CA 92501.
(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
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