Amended Pruitt Solar Installation (Original NOE #2019070315)

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2019070315
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Amended Pruitt Solar Installation (Original NOE #2019070315)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
1/27/2020
Project Applicant
Gary & Elene Esajian Family Trust

Document Description
This project will install solar photovoltaic energy systems for six existing on-site electric irrigation pumps at a farm. Solar site # 1 includes a rooftop solar array on the roof of the existing shop building and ground-mount solar arrays located to the southwest of the shop building along the 7 ½Ave.The arrays at solar site #1 will be 42.3 kilowatts (kW). Solar site #2 is adjacent to the existing groundwater well located near the southeast corner of the farm and the solar arrays will be 72.4 kW. The ground-mounted solar arrays will be placed on approximately .15-acre total. Installation of the arrays will require some minor trenching and grading. Installation of the ground-mounted array will require no drilling, welding or heavy equipment. A small number of crop trees will be relocated and perimeter fencing will be installed for safety.

Contact Information
Lucio Hernandez
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-45
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 654-5004

Location

Cities
Kingsburg
Counties
Fresno
Cross Streets
7429 Corona Ave
Other Location Info
Parcel# 002-120-028; 002-120-025; 002-070-064; 002-110-001, 002-110,020' 002-110-004; 002-110-023; 002-110-003; 002-110-020; 002-110-020; 002-110-009; 002 070-002; 002-102-027

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
21080.35
Reasons for Exemption
Public Resources Code section 21080.35: The project involves installation of a solar energy system on the rooftop of an existing. building. The equipment will enable the generation and use of solar energy to power irrigation pumps. Associated equipment will not occupy more than 500 square feet of ground surface. The project does not require a federal Clean Water Act permit; waste discharge requirements under Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act; individual take permit or streambed alternation permit. For these reasons, the rooftop mounted solar portion of this project is statutorily exempt under Public Resources Code section 21080.35.
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15304, and 15311
Reasons for Exemption
California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15301: The project involves minor alteration and operation of existing facilities. Solar arrays will be installed to power existing on-site agricultural irrigation pumps. These installations will not expand the existing agricultural use and will not have a significant effect on the environment. California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15304: The project to install solar arrays involves minor grading, trenching, and backfilling to provide an alternate source of power for the existing on-site irrigation pumps. These activities will not have a significant effect on the environment. California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15311: The project will install new solar arrays accessory to the existing, on-going agricultural operation. These installations will not expand the existing agricultural use and will not have significant effect on the environment.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2019070315_Amended Pruitt Solar Installation   PDF 487 K

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