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

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Summary

SCH Number
2017111079
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
EIR JKM 07-17; Edwards Air Force Base Solar Project by Edwards AFB Solar, LLC
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
11/19/2020
Project Applicant
Edwards AFB Solar, LLC
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 project proponent 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 Planning and Natural Resources Department
2700 "M" Street, Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone : (661) 862-8793
mayesj@kerncounty.com

Location

Coordinates
34°58'0"N 118°8'27"W
Cities
Mojave Rosamond
Counties
Kern
Regions
Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Totter Avenue and Lone Butte Road
Zip
N/A
Total Acres
6,000
Parcel #
Edwards AFB - Multiple
State Highways
SR 14
Township
10/11N
Range
11-13W
Section
multip
Base
SBB&M

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Kern County Board of Supervisors
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
https://kernplanning.com/environmental-doc/edwards-afb-solar-project/

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(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
Yes
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

Notice of Determination
Fig 2-1 Project Vicinity   PDF 1051 K Fig 2-2 Project Site Boundaries   PDF 946 K Fig 2-3 NS GenTie   PDF 924 K Fig EdwardsSolar_FranchiseAlignment_20200917 (002)   PDF 1933 K NOD - Edwards Solar - SCH filed_OCR   PDF 182 K

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