RB Inyokern Solar Project by R&L Capital, Inc.

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
RB Inyokern Solar Project by R&L Capital, Inc.
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Undeveloped Land. Zoning: M-2 (Medium Industrial); Inyokern Specific Plan: 7.2/2.5 (Service Industrial/Flood Hazard).

Document Description
RB Inyokern Solar Project, by R&L Capital, Inc. (project proponent), is requesting the land use entitlements necessary to facilitate the construction and operation of a solar photovoltaic power generating facility and associated facilities that would generate a combined total of approximately 26.6 megawatts (MW) of renewable electrical energy on approximately 166.5 acres of privately-owned land in unincorporated Kern County. Implementation of the project as proposed would include: a) Two (2) Conditional Use Permits (CUP), to allow for the construction and operation of a 26.6 MW solar photovoltaic electrical generating facility and battery energy storage (Section 19.38.030.G) in an M-2 Zone District (CUP 23, Map # 47 and CUP 27, Map # 47); and b) Amendment to the Circulation Element of the Inyokern Specific Plan to remove a portion of the designated future secondary collector from Brown Road to the southern boundary of the project site (Specific Plan Amendment 4, Map #47). The project's permanent facilities would include the solar modules, energy storage systems, operations and maintenance building, switchyards, electrical collector system and inverters, gen-tie lines, telecommunication facilities and meteorological station, security fencing, and access roads.

Contact Information
Ronelle Candia
Kern County Planning Department
2700 "M" Street Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301-2323

Phone : (661) 862-8997


35°39'30.20573"N 117°48'40.50472"W
Cross Streets
United States Highway 395 (US 395) and State Route 178 (SR 178) and Brown Road.
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 178
Inyokern Airport
High School

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power (Solar)(26.6 Watts) Other (Energy Storage)
Local Action
Specific Plan Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Public Services Septic System Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics California Department of Water Resources California Energy Commission California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation California Department of Transportation, District 9


Environmental Document
_Memo   PDF 6339 K _RBInyokern_DraftEIR_Volume1   PDF 37560 K 2017071020_Notice of Public Hearing   PDF 5803 K 4   PDF 154 K Appendix C - AQIA Including Attachments   PDF 5789 K Volume 1_Executive Summary   PDF 4131 K Volume 2_Appendices   PDF 124096 K
NOC Clearinghouse Form - RB Inyokern   PDF 410 K
State Comments
2017071020_Caltrans Comment   PDF 187 K

Disclaimer: The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) accepts no responsibility for the content or accessibility of these documents. To obtain an attachment in a different format, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613. For more information, please visit OPR’s Accessibility Site.

Download CSV Download All Attachments New Search Print