EIR 8-14; Valentine Solar Project by Valentine Solar, LLC / EDF Renewable Development, Inc.
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Undeveloped Land. Zoning: A (Exclusive Agriculture); A FP (A, Floodplain Combining); A FPS (A, Floodplain Secondary); A WE (A, Wind Energy); E-20 RS FPS
(Estate 20 acres, Residential Suburban, Floodplain Secondary); E-2.5 RS (Estate 2.5 acres, Residential Suburban); PL RS FPS (Platted Lands, Residential Suburban,
Floodplain Secondary); Kern County General Plan: 8.3 (Extensive Ag, 20 acre min); 8.3/2.5 (Flood Hazard); 8.5 (Resource Management, Min 20 acres); 8.5/25 (Flood Hazard) Willow Springs Specific Plan:" 5-.8 -(M-in.. 2-0 G-ross- ,Acres-l Unit);- 8.5 _(Resource Management, Min .20 acres.)
The project proponent is requesting: (a) Amendment to the Circulation Element of the Kern County General Plan and the Willow~ Spring Specific Plan to remove sections and midsection line road reservations, as follow: The west half of the Section line between Section 32, TJON, R14W and Section 5, T9N, RI4W; The west half of the east-west mid-section line of Section 4, T9N, RI4W; the north half of the north-south mid-section line of Section 32, TlON, R14W; the east-west mid-section line of Section 33, Tl ON, Rl4W and the north half of the north-south section line of Section 33, TION, Rl 4W ; (b) changes in zone classification from the existing zone district PLR;S FPS (Platted Lands-Residential Suburban Combining-Floodplain Secondary) to A FPS (Exclusive Agriculture-Floodplain Secondary) on 21.5 acres of the project site within zoning Map 215 and changes in zone classification from. the existing zone district E (20) RS FPS (Estate 20 Acres, Residential Suburban Combining-Floodplain Secondary) to A FPS on. 731.14 acres of the project site within zoning Map 232; (c) Conditional Use Permits to allow for the construction and operation of 100 megawatt solar photovoltaic electrical generating facility (Section 19.12.030.G) in an A District; (d) Conditional Use Permit to allow the operation of batch plant(s) (19.12.030.G) in an A District; (e) a Conditional Use Permit for a construction microwave tower(s) (19.12.030.F) in the A zone district; (f) vacation of existing public access easements· on the project site. The project would be supported by a 230-kV overhead Transmission corridor. The project's permanent facilities would include, service roads, a power collection system, communication cables, overhead and underground transmission lines, electrical switchyards, project substations, and operations and maintenance facilities.
North of Hamilton Avenue and South of Aqueduct Road
Los Angeles Aqueduct
Other Location Info
Notice of Completion
Review Period Start
Review Period End
Power:Solar (Megawatts 100)
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Rezone, Use Permit
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Mineral Resources, Noise, Public Services, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife
Cal Fire, California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB)
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