Solar Gen II Arkansas, Mayflower, Sonora, Alhambra Solar Farm
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
The Solar Gen 2 Solar Array Project consists of the Alhambra Solar Site, Sonora Solar Site, Mayflower Solar Site, and Arkansas Solar Site.
The proposed Project sites would not require any on-site regular employees. The PV system would be monitored 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, from a remote location. Routine unscheduled security rounds would be made by a security team monitoring the sites, and would be dispatched to the sites in response to a fence breach or other alarm. Site maintenance workers would access the sites periodically to clean the panels and maintain the equipment and solar site areas. Access to the solar site would be infrequent and limited to authorized personnel.
The periodic washing of PV modules would be needed to remove dust in order to maintain power generation efficiency. The amount of water needed for this purpose is conservatively estimated at three acre-feet per washing, with up to five washings per year, or a total of up to 15 acre-feet of water annually. This water would be purchased from the Golden State Water Company, most likely from the Golden State Booster Station located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Blair and Hoober Roads, and delivered to the Alhambra solar site via water trucks. Each washing would take one to two weeks to complete.
Dust would be controlled during operations by the periodic application and maintenance of soil binders to exposed soil surfaces. Vegetation growing on-site would be periodically removed manually and/or treated with herbicides. Construction of the Project solar sites would involve fine grading to establish access roads and pads for electrical equipment (inverters and step-up transformers); trenching for underground electrical collection lines; and the installation of solar equipment, aboveground transmission lines, electrical substation, and security fencing. Dust generation would be controlled by watering and, as necessary, the use of other dust suppression methods and materials accepted by the ICAPCD or the CA Air Resources Board. Construction activities would be completed within nine months per site. The number of on-site construction workers would not exceed 100 employees at any one time per site.
Dowden Rd, Titsworth Rd, Williams Rd, Sinclair Road, Lindsey Rd, Batley Rd, Young Rd, Jackson Rd
Hwy 111 & 115
Notice of Completion
State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Airport/Energy Projects, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT)
Other (Housing Element Update)
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Fiscal Impacts, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Transportation
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