RB Inyokern Solar Project by R&L Capital Inc.

4 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2017071020
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
RB Inyokern Solar Project by R&L Capital Inc.
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
3/24/2021
Document Description
The documents approve the RB Inyokern Solar Project's, by R&L Capital, Inc. (project proponent), request for 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 includes: 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 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

Name
RRC Ronelle Rheta Candia
Agency Name
Kern County Planning and Natural Resources Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Counties
Kern
Regions
Unincorporated
Cross Streets
United States Highway 395 (US 395) and State Route 178 (SR 178) and Brown Road.
Zip
93527
Total Acres
166.5
Parcel #
multiple
State Highways
SR 178
Airports
Inyokern Airport
Schools
High School
Waterways
N/A
Township
26S
Range
39E
Section
19&20
Base
MDB&M

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Kern County Board of Supervisors
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Kern
Final Environmental Document Available at
https://kernplanning.com/environmental-doc/rb-inyokern-solar-project/

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
Yes
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

Notice of Determination

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