Sirius Solar Project

Summary

SCH Number
2014021073
Lead Agency
Merced County
Document Title
Sirius Solar Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received

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 Approval of the project would also result in the property being withdrawn from the Agricultural Preserve as a separate action.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

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
Use Permit Site Plan
Project Issues
Landuse Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Solid Waste Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Sewer Capacity Schools/Universities Recreation/Parks Public Services Noise Minerals Geologic/Seismic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Flood Plain/Flooding Drainage/Absorption Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Agricultural Land Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 10 Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4 Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Fresno) Resources Agency
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