FRV Orion Solar Project by FRV Orion Solar LP (PP12232); GPA 2/CUP 6, Map 162; WALUC Cancellation 11-9; LLA 36-11. EIR 12-11 JLB
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
A / GP: 8.1 (Intensive Agric/20 ac min): Cultivated agricultural land
The FRV Orion Solar Project proposes to construct and operate a 20 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) power generating facility with over 102,200 PV solar panels, on a 165-acre portion of 265 acres in unincorporated Kern County, CA. The entire project site is within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Kern County General Plan and under a Williamson Act Land Use contract. Implementation of the project would require approval of a CUP (CUP No. 6, Map 162), General Plan Amendment (GPA No. 2, Map 162) to amend the Circulation Element of the Kern County General Plan, and Lot Line Adjustment (LLA No. 36-11) to reconfigure the parcel boundaries to exclude a portion of the property that is not a part of the proposed project, as well as Williamson Act Land Use Contract cancellation 11-9 for the entire 265-acre parcel. The GPA request is to remove road reservation along a midsection line in Section 17, T32S, R29E, MDB&M. The site would connect to the adjacent Pacific Gas & Electric 70-kilovolt Weedpatch-San Bernard transmission line.
General Plan Amendment, Use Permit, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.), WALUC
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, 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, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife
Air Resources Board, Airport/Energy Projects, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
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