Aquamarine Solar Project and Gen-Tie Line


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kings County
Document Title
Aquamarine Solar Project and Gen-Tie Line
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Land Use - Agriculture; Zoning - AG,.40 {Gen,Ag.-40 at. min.); General Plan - General Agriculture-40 acre; Exclusive Ag.-40-acre.

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
Lead/Public Agency
1400 W. Lacey Blvd.
Hanford, CA 93230

Phone : (559) 852-2674


Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Local Action
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 Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Septic System Solid Waste Transportation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire Energy
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT)


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

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