Addendum to the Environmental Impact Report for the AV Apollo Solar Project

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Summary

SCH Number
2017081038
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Addendum to the Environmental Impact Report for the AV Apollo Solar Project
Document Type
ADM - Addendum
Received
Present Land Use
Vacant Land
Document Description
The proposed project would involve the construction and operation of an approximately 30 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) electric generating facility, including approximately 30 MW of energy storage capacity, on approximately 158 acres of privately-owned land in unincorporated Kern County. The proposal includes: (a) One (1) Amendment to the Land Use Element of the Willow Springs Specific Plan from the existing 5.3/4.4 (Residential, Maximum 10 Units/Net Acre/Comprehensive Planning Area) designation to 5.3 (Residential, Maximum 10 Units/Net Acre) designation (SPA No. 8, Map No. 231-21); (b) One (1) change in zone classification from OS (Open Space) to A FPS (Exclusive Agriculture – Floodplain Secondary Combining), or a more restrictive district, on 81 acres, and from E (2 ½) RS FPS (Estate 2 ½ acres – Residential Suburban Combining – Floodplain Secondary Combining) to A FPS, or a more restrictive district, on 81 acres (ZCC No. 5, Map No. 231-18); (c) One (1) Conditional Use Permit to allow for the construction and operation of a solar photovoltaic electrical generating facility and associated infrastructure, including energy storage, in the A FPS Zone District (Section 19.12.030.G) of the Kern County Zoning Ordinance (CUP No. 5, Map No. 231-21); (d) One (1) Conditional Use Permit to allow for the construction and operation of a communication tower in the A FPS Zone District (Section 19.12.030.F) of the Kern County Zoning Ordinance (CUP No. 6, Map No. 231-21); and (e) One (1) Amendment to the Circulation Element of Willow Springs Specific Plan to eliminate future road reservations along the north-south midsection line of Sec 21 T9N R13 W, SBB&M within the project site (SPA No. 9, Map No. 231-21).

Contact Information

Name
Randall Cates
Agency Name
Kern County Planning and Natural Resources Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Counties
Kern
Regions
Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Approximately 1/4 miles east of instersection of Rosamond Boulevard and 80th Street West
Total Acres
160
Parcel #
374-011-06 and 374-011-39
State Highways
N/A
Railways
N/A
Airports
N/A
Schools
N/A
Waterways
N/A
Township
9N
Range
13W
Section
21
Base
SBB&M
Other Information
Approximately 1/4 miles east of intersection of Rosamond Boulevard and 80th Street West; within the unincorporated community of Rosamond.

Notice of Completion

Development Types
Power:Solar (Solar PV with energy storage)(Megawatts 30)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Rezone, Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
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 Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), 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, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights

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