EIR JKM 07-17; Edwards Air Force Base Solar Project by Edwards AFB Solar, LLC.

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
EIR JKM 07-17; Edwards Air Force Base Solar Project by Edwards AFB Solar, LLC.
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Undeveloped EAFB Land. Zoning: A-1 (Limited Agriculture); Kern County General Plan: 1.1 (State and Federal Land); Franchise Agreement land: Multiple zoning and designations within multiple general and specific plans

Document Description
The Developer is requesting: (a) a Franchise Agreement with the County of Kern to facilitate the construction, and operation of an up to 3,500 acres 600 MW solar facility. The project would be supported by a 230-kV overhead/underground transmission corridor. The transmission line would generally be aligned from the north/south and then east/west where it ultimately would be connected to the existing privately-owned Westwind Substation in the first phase of the project and then to the SCE Whirlwind Substation in subsequent phases of the project. The project's permanent facilities would include up to 2 million solar panels, service roads, security fencing, a power collection system, battery storage, communication cables, overhead and underground transmission lines, electrical switchyards, a substation, and an operations and maintenance facility.

Contact Information
Janice Mayes
Kern County
Lead/Public Agency
2700 M Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone : (661) 862-8793


34°58'0"N 118°8'27"W
Cross Streets
Trotter Avenue and Lone Butte Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
Edwards AFB - Multiple
State Highways
SR 14
Other Location Info

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Commercial (Acres 3500, Employees 10 perm.) Power:Solar (Megawatts 600)
Local Action
Franchise Agreement
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Public Services Septic System Solid Waste Transportation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Emergency Services, California Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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