Wilbur Springs Solar Power Upgrade Project

Summary

SCH Number
2019100684
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
Document Title
Wilbur Springs Solar Power Upgrade Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
10/31/2019

Document Description
The project consists of a new electrical system including solar panels, battery storage, power inverter, new wiring and led lighting to the existing facility, and a 648-square ft. storage building for batteries and a small generator to charge the batteries when the output from the solar panels is insufficient. The location for one solar canopy as well as the storage shed is an area that is currently being used as a parking lot, and is highly disturbed. The second canopy will be located on the hillside behind the shed, minimizing the amount of disturbance caused through the placement of wires.

Contact Information
Tim Morin
Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
1199 Big Tree Road 1199
St. Helena, CA 94574

Phone : (909) 332-0534

Location

Counties
Colusa
Township
14N
Range
5W
Section
36

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15303, Class 3
Reasons for Exemption
This project consists of one 648 square ft. shed and two solar canopies fits the description for a Class 3, § 15303: New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures Categorical Exemption. Field review by CAL FIRE staff confirmed that no exceptions apply that would preclude the use of a notice of exemption for this project. The Department has concluded that no significant environmental impact would occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forestland or timberland, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, geology and soils, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use planning, mineral resources, noise, population and housing, public services, recreation, transportation or traffic, or to utilities and service systems. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the Department is kept on file at LNU Headquarters, 1199 Big Tree Road, St. Helena CA 94574.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2019100684   PDF 767 K

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