ElR 06-17; AV Apollo Solar Project by Sunbow Solar T LLC, Syracuse Solar LLC and Tours Solar LLC

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
ElR 06-17; AV Apollo Solar Project by Sunbow Solar T LLC, Syracuse Solar LLC and Tours Solar LLC
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Svracuse Site: Undeveloped Land / Zoning: A FP (Exclusive Agriculture/Floodplain Combining Di strict) / Kern County General Plan: 8.3 (Extensive Agriculture; minimum 20 acre parcel size, 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

Document Description
The project proponents are requesting: (a) Three (3) 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). Depending upon market conditions, the project site may also include or be developed with up to 60 megawatts of advanced energy battery storage units; (b) one Conditional Use Permit to allow for the construction and operation of a communication tower on the Syracuse Site (CUP 41, Map 214); and ( c) an Amendment to the Circulation Element of the Kern County General Plan to eliminate future road reservation along the east-west mid-section line in Section 19, Tl0N/Rl3W SBB&M, in Zone Map 214 (General Plan Amendment 5, Map 214). The project's permanent facilities would include service roads, a communication tower, communication cables, overhead and underground transmission lines, an electrical switching station, project substations, operations and maintenance facilities, and gen-tie lines.

Contact Information
Randall Cates
Kern County Planning and Natural Resources Department
2700 "M" Street Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone : (661) 862-8612


34°56'59.8094"N 118°18'8.8934"W
Cross Streets
Approximately nine miles southwest of the unincorporated community of Mojave
Total Acres
Parcel #
346-022-03, 346-1 3 1-12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19
Oak Creek., Los Angeles Aqueduct
18, 19

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Communication Tower) Power:Solar (60 Watts)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment 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 Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Tribal Cultural Resources, Wildfire, Energy
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 9 California Department of Water Resources California Energy Commission California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights Department of Toxic Substances Control California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4


Environmental Document
AV Apollo Solar Project DEIR   PDF 41701 K AV Apollo Solar Project DEIR-Appendix   PDF 150967 K
Final Document(s)
Chapter 7 - Response to Comments_Final   PDF 39669 K NOC   PDF 856 K
NOC   PDF 1499 K
State Comments
2017081038_CDFW_AV Apollo Solar Project Letter   PDF 4303 K 2017081038_DTSC_EIR 06-17; AV Apollo Solar Project by Sunbow Solar I LLC   PDF 1843 K 2017081038_RWQCB_CEQA_AV Apollo Solar EIR   PDF 1088 K

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