AVEP Solar Project by Chaparral Solar, LLC and Rabbitbrush Solar, LLC

4 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2019090215
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
AVEP Solar Project by Chaparral Solar, LLC and Rabbitbrush Solar, LLC
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
4/28/2021
Document Description
AVEP Solar Project by Chaparral Solar, LLC and Rabbitbrush Solar, LLC is requesting approval of two proposed photovoltaic electrical generating facilities with capacity to generate a combined total of approximately 250 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy and 2,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy storage systems. The proposed project is situated on approximately 1,406 acres of privately owned land in three (3) separate County Zone Maps of unincorporated Kern County. Implementation of the project as proposed would include: a) three (3) Specific Plan Amendments to the Willow Springs Specific Plan; b) three (3) Zoning Classification Changes;c) three (3) Conditional Use Permits to allow for the construction of a solar photovoltaic electrical generating facility within the A (Exclusive Agriculture) zone district; d) two (2) Conditional Use Permits to allow for the construction and operation of a communication tower in an A zone district; e) two (2) requests for non-summary vacation of public access easements within each solar facility project site; and f) three (3) Specific Plan Amendment to the Circulation Element of the Willow Springs Specific Plan to remove section and mid-section line road reservations within each solar facility project site. See NOD for full details

Contact Information

Name
Randall Cates
Agency Name
Kern County Planning and Natural Resources Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Counties
Kern
Regions
Unincorporated
Total Acres
1406
Parcel #
Multiple
State Highways
N/A
Railways
N/A
Airports
N/A
Schools
N/A
Waterways
N/A
Township
9N
Range
13W-14
Section
Multip
Base
SBB&M
Other Location Info
The project site is located approximately 5.5 miles west of the unincorporated community of Rosamond; also being located within portions of Section 18 of Township 9 North, Range 13 West and within portions of Sections 9, 10, 12, 13, 14 15, and 23 of Township 9 North, Range 14 West, San Bernardino Base and Meridian (SBBM), County of Kern, State of California.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Kern County
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Kern
Final Environmental Document Available at
https://kernplanning.com/environmental-doc/avep-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

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