Response to Comments Received on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the RB Inyokern Solar Project, by R&L Capital, Inc. (project proponent).
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.
Kern County Planning and Natural Resources Department
United States Highway 395 (US 395) and State Route 178 (SR 178) and Brown Road
US 395, SR 178
Notice of Completion
State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
Other (Energy Storage), Power:Solar (Megawatts 26.6 MW)
Specific Plan, Use Permit
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Public Services, Septic System, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation
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