Conditional Use Permit #2012-010, Lotus Solar Farm

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Summary

SCH Number
2012081062
Lead Agency
Madera County
Document Title
Conditional Use Permit #2012-010, Lotus Solar Farm
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
10/9/2012
Present Land Use
Grazing/ARE-40 (Agricultural Rural Exclusive - 40 Acre Minimum)/AE

Document Description
41 MB 8ME, LLC is proposing to install a solar energy facility that would allow up to 90 MW of power generation. The proposed site is located on approximately 459 acres northwest of the intersection of Road 33 and Avenue 13, (no situs) in Madera. Approximately 175 acres of the subject parcel is not intended for project development, but will be left to its exiting use, including a shop building, almond orchard, and fallow ground. The facility proposed consists of free standing ground mounted photovoltaic panels as high as twenty feet from ground level. An operations and maintenance building is proposed onsite, including an office, restroom, storage, control room, and a septic tank and leach field. A parking lot will serve the building, with access from Road 33. The property would be surrounded with a chain link fence for protection.

Contact Information
Jerome Keene
Madera County
2037 W. Cleveland Avenue
Madera, CA 93637

Phone : (559) 675-7821

Location

Coordinates
36°55'47"N 119°56'49"W
Cities
Madera
Counties
Madera
Cross Streets
Avenue 13 and Road 33
Zip
93636
Total Acres
459
Parcel #
034-210-038
Railways
BNSF
Waterways
Cottonwood Creek
Township
11S
Range
18E
Section
25

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Madera County Planning Commission
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
Madera County Planning Department, 2037 W Cleveland Ave., Madera, CA 93637

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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