Aquamarine Solar Project and Gen-Tie Line


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Lead Agency
Kings County
Document Title
Aquamarine Solar Project and Gen-Tie Line
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration

Document Description
Aqua marine Solar Project - A 250 MW solar generating station on 1,825 acres, including a 230-kV substation, to be constructed over an 18-month period commencing in 2019. Gen-Tie Line - A 230-kV transmission line to convey the power generated by the Aquamarine Solar Project to the Point of lnterconnection (POI). with the PG&E system at the Gates Substation. The Gen-Tie Line will follow the 25th Avenue alignment south for 2.5 miles to Nevada Avenue where it will tum west and extend an additional 6.2 miles to the Fresno County line. The Fresno County portion of the Gen-Tie Line is the subject of a separate CUP application filed with Fresno County. The entire Gen-Tie Line received programmatic CEQA review in the Westlands Solar Park and Gen-Tie Line PEIR, certified in Jan. 2018.

Contact Information
Chuck Kinney
Kings County Community Development Agency
1400 W. Lacey Blvd.
Hanford, CA 93230



Notice of Completion

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Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Cumulative Effects Land Use Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Solid Waste Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Septic System Schools/Universities Recreation/Parks Public Services Population/Housing Balance Noise Minerals Greenhouse Gas Emissions Geologic/Seismic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Flood Plain/Flooding Drainage/Absorption Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Agricultural Land Aesthetic/Visual Energy
Reviewing Agencies
Caltrans, District 6 Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects California Department of Parks and Recreation California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Fresno) Resources Agency State Lands Commission State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights


Environmental Document
Aquamarine-MND   PDF 15878 K AquamarineMND-AppF-2   PDF 1779 K AquamarineMND-AppF-1   PDF 5978 K AquamarineMND-AppE-WSA   PDF 2247 K AquamarineMND-AppD-NoiseRept   PDF 1496 K AquamarineMND-AppC-BioRpt   PDF 8587 K AquamarineMND-AppB-AirQuality-GHG   PDF 1625 K AquamarineMND-AppA-WaterSoilAnalysis   PDF 6832 K summary form   PDF 373 K noi   PDF 336 K
noc   PDF 1624 K
State Comments
2019059082 Caltrans D6_Aquamarine Solar   PDF 329 K
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