Use Permit #14-01, American Solar Utility LLC


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Tehama County
Document Title
Use Permit #14-01, American Solar Utility LLC
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Agricultural Land Use, AG-2 Zoning, Valley Floor Agricultural General Plan
Document Description
American Solar Utility is proposing to establish a 1.5 MW Wholesale Photovoltaic Solar - Sheep Grazing farm on a 10 acre portion of a 142 acre project parcel in an AG-2; Agriculture/Valley District. The project is location in an area identified in the General Plan as Valley Floor Agricultural. The proposed use is allowed upon securing a use permit. Landowner, Rick Stemple, is leading the property to American Solar. The property is currently within the Williamson Act Contract and managed as an orchard. The project will utilize a total of 10 acres; 3.2 acres of the proposed project will be covered by the solar panels; the remaining 10.8 acres will be designated for sheep grazing. The project area is less than 10% of the total parcel.

Contact Information

Sean M. Moore
Agency Name
Tehama County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Red Bluff
Cross Streets
Rawson Road, Chard Ave
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Corning Canal

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 2 (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources

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