EIR 06-17; AVE Apollo Solar Project by Sunbow Solar I LLC, Syracuse SOlar LLC and Tours Solar LLC
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Syracuse Site: Undeveloped Land / Zoning: A FP (Exclusive Agriculture/Floodplain Combining District) / Kern County General Plan: 8.3 (Extensive Agriculture; minimum 20 acre parcel size, a minimum 80 acre parcel size with a Williamson Act contract). Tours Site: Undeveloped Land / Zoning: A FP and A (Exclusive Agriculture) / Kern County General Plan: 8.3 Sunbow Site: Undeveloped Land / Zoning: A FPS (Exclusive Agriculture/Floodplain Secondary Combining District) / Kern County General Plan: 8.3
Project proponents are requesting: a) an Amendment to the Circulation Element of the Kern County General Plan to eliminate road reservation along the mid-section line in Section 19, T10N/R13W SBBM, in Zone Map 214 (General Plan Amendment 5, Map 214); b) Three Conditional Use Permits, each to allow for the construction and operation of a 20 megawatt solar photovoltaic electrical generating facility (Section 19.12..030.G) in an A District (CUP 37, Map 214; CUP 38, Map 214; CUP 39, Map 214); c) a CUP to allow for the installation and operation of a temporary concrete batch plant on the Syracuse Site during construction of solar facilities (CUP 40, Map 214); and d) a CUP to allow for the construction and operation of a communication tower, communication cables, overhead and underground transmission lines, an electrical switching station, project substations, operations and maintenance facilities, and a gen-tie line to transmit electricity from the project substation on the Sunbow Site to the electrical switching station. An existing gen-tie line would transmit electricity from the electrical switching station to the electrical grid.
Other (communication tower, temp. concrete batch plant)
General Plan Amendment, Use Permit
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Public Services, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife, GHG
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Delta Protection Commission, Delta Stewardship Council, Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Resources Agency, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB)
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