Sirius Solar Project

Summary

SCH Number
2014021073
Lead Agency
Merced County
Document Title
Sirius Solar Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
GPD: A Z: A-1

Document Description
Development of a 1.50-megawatt (MW) solar power generating facility on a currently undeveloped 9.5-acre portion of 23-acres. The facility would consist of 5,400 solar photovoltaic modules mounted on single-axis trackers, three 500-kilowatt inverters, associated transformers and switch gear, power poles, an access road, and perimeter fencing. The project would feed into existing electrical transmission lines and be decommissioned after 20 years of service (possibly 30 years if a PG&E power purchase agreement is extended). Approval of the project would also result in the property being withdrawn from the Agricultural Preserve as a separate action.

Contact Information
Jeff Fugelsang
Merced County
2222 M Street
Merced, CA 95340

Phone : (209) 385-7654

Location

Cities
Merced
Counties
Merced
Cross Streets
Santa Fe Avenue / East Mission Avenue
Zip
95333
Total Acres
23
Parcel #
053-280-029
State Highways
Hwy 140
Railways
Burlington Northern-Santa Fe
Airports
No
Schools
Planada ES, Chaves MS, Granada HS
Waterways
Owens Creek (adjacent to site), Mariposa Creek (1 mile south), Bear Creek (3/4 mile north)
Township
7S
Range
153E
Section
35
Base
MDB&M

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Solar (1.5 Watts)
Local Action
Site Plan Use Permit
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 Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Land Use
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 10 California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 Department of Water Resources Resources Agency

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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