Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve Solar Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California State University Board of Trustees
Document Title
Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve Solar Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
GPD: Open space Z: Open space conservation santa margarita
Document Description
The project proposes construction and operation of a solar energy generation facility on approximately 17.9 acres of land located within the SMER. The project would be installed over an approximately six-month construction phase. Operation is planned for a period of approximately 20 years, and then the facilities would be removed and the site would be restored with native habitat when the center is decommissioned and removed. The proposed project is anticipated to generate 6,955,643 kWh of power per year. The proposed project would use conventional polycrystalline photovoltaic modules with an anti-reflective surface. Generated electricity would be connected to the energy grid via an existing Southern California Edison distribution line that runs along the eastern site boundary.

Contact Information

Laura V. Shinn
Agency Name
California State University Board of Trustees
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Via Santa Rosa and Via Tornado
Total Acres
Parcel #
918080001, 918050009, 918070008
State Highways
I-15, SR 79
Hillcrest Academy
Santa Margarita River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency
Development Types
Power:Solar (Megawatts 6956/year)
Local Actions
Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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