RB Inyokern Solar Project

5 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2017071020
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
RB Inyokern Solar Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
7/22/2022
Document Description
This proposed Project includes the construction, operation, maintenance, and ultimate decommissioning of a 26.6-megawatt alternating current solar facility with energy battery storage units over a 166.5-acre area of privately owned land. The Project will result in permanent impacts to 166.5 acres of desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizzii) and Mohave ground squirrel (Xerospermophilus mohavensis) habitat. The project is expected to result in incidental take of desert tortoise and Mohave ground squirrel, which are designated as a threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act. The ITP referenced above as issued by CDFW authorizes incidental take of species listed under CESA that may occur as a result of Project implementation.

Contact Information

Name
Carrie Swanberg
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Sr. Environmental Scientist (Specialist)
Contact Types
Responsible Agency

Location

Cities
Inyokern
Counties
Kern
Regions
Southern California
Other Location Info
The RB Inyokern Solar Project (Project) is located in the unincorporated community of Inyokern, Kern County, California, north of Highway 178 and is bordered by Highway 395 on the east and by Brown Road on the west.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Kern
Final Environmental Document Available at
The EIR prepared by the lead agency for the Project is available to the general public at the office location listed above for the lead agency. CDFW’s administrative record of proceedings related to the incidental take permit is available to the public for review at CDFW’s regional office.

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(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
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

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