Use Permit Application No. PLN2015-0081 - Sullivan Road Solar
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
PLU: Grazing Land; Z: A-2-40 (General Agriculture); GPD: AG (Agriculture)
Note: Refer to re-submitted MND on 12/20/2018.
Request to construct a 40 megawatt (MW) solar facility on existing grazing lands west of I-5 in the southwestern portion of Stanislaus County. The proposed facilities would occupy approx 214+/- acres of three adjacent parcels totaling 1,049+/- acres. Project implementation includes interconnection to the existing Miller (electrical) Substation located on a separate parcel (APN: 028-007-049) and surrounded on three sides by the northernmost parcel of the project site. The project would operate for approx 35 years, after which the facilities would be decommissioned and removed, and the project site returned to existing conditions. A Williamson Act Cancellation is being requested for parcels 028-015-001 and 028-007-020 which contain approx 114,696 single-axis trackers, 38,232 fixed ground mount arrays, and appurtenant solar equipment. A Williamson Act Cancellation is not requested for parcel 028-007-054 since a power line from the array parcels, crossing Pete Miller Rd and connecting to the Miller Substation, is the only improvement proposed for this parcel. The power line is not expected to interfere with the agricultural use of the property, nor the Williamson Act Contract. A Williamson Act Non-Renewal has been filed for parcels 028-015-001 and 028-007-020.
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial ProjectsCalifornia Department of Conservation (DOC)California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)California Department of Parks and RecreationCalifornia Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT)California Energy CommissionCalifornia Highway PatrolCalifornia Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)Central Valley Flood Protection BoardDelta Stewardship CouncilDepartment of Water ResourcesResources Agency
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