Blackwell Solar Park Project by Blackwell Solar Park, LLC (PP 13237)

6 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2013091025
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Blackwell Solar Park Project by Blackwell Solar Park, LLC (PP 13237)
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
Various

Document Description
Blackwell Solar Park, LLC (project proponent), has requested a GPA to amend the Circulation Element of the Kern County General Plan to remove the midsection line reservations of Section 5 and 8 of Township 27S, Range 20 East for the Blackwell Solar Park Project (project). The project proponent is also requesting two CUPs to allow for the construction and operation of a solar photovoltaic (PV) power-generating facility with a capacity of 20 megawatts (MW) of electricity. The project site boundary encompasses a 166-acre portion of an approximately 477-acre parcel [APN: 068-191-21] in unincorporated Kern County, CA. The project site is within the A (Exclusive Agriculture) zoning district. The project site is also within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Kern County General Plan and portions of the site are designated either 8.3 [Extensive Agriculture (min. 20-acre parcel size)] or 8.3/2.5 (Extensive Agriculture/Flood Hazard) by the General Plan. In addition, the project includes a petition to cancel a Williamson Act land use contract (13-2) for approximately 166 acres of farmland used for dry land grazing. The onsite switchgear would be connected to the available 70-kV connection point of the Pacific Gas and Electric Blackwell Substation by stringing a new gen-tie from the switchgear to the substation via underground conduit or aboveground wiring on new or existing poles pursuant to all Kern County and State regulations. There are three options for the gen-tie route that will be analyzed in the EIR.

Contact Information
Matthew Hall
Kern County
2700 M Street, Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone : (661) 862-8611

Location

Coordinates
35°36'29"N 119°50'26"W
Counties
Kern
Cross Streets
SR 33 and SR 46
Zip
93249
Total Acres
190
Parcel #
068-191-21
State Highways
SR 33 and SR 46
Township
27S
Range
20E
Section
5, 6,8
Base
MDB&M
Other Location Info
Blackwell's Corner

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Solar (20 Watts)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Use Permit Other Action Other Action: WALUC
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board California Department of Parks and Recreation California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 6 Department of Conservation Native American Heritage Commission Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Fresno) Resources Agency Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4
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