EIR 8-14; Valentine Solar Project by Valentine Solar, LLC / EDF Renewable Development, Inc.

5 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2015051069
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
EIR 8-14; Valentine Solar Project by Valentine Solar, LLC / EDF Renewable Development, Inc.
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Received
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.)

Document Description
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.

Contact Information
Carlos E. Rojas
Kern County Planning Department
2700 M Street, Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301-2323

Phone : (661) 862-5015

Location

Coordinates
34°54'16"N 118°23'8"W
Cities
Mojave
Counties
Kern
Cross Streets
North of Hamilton Avenue and South of Aqueduct Road
Zip
93560
Total Acres
1,267
Parcel #
Multiple
State Highways
SR 14
Waterways
Los Angeles Aqueduct
Township
Multi
Range
Multi
Section
Multi
Base
MDB&M
Other Location Info
Rosamond

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Solar (115 Watts)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Specific Plan Rezone 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 Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 9 California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Public Utilities Commission Office of Emergency Services, California Resources Agency Resources, Recycling and Recovery California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4

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