Rexford Solar Farm

Summary

SCH Number
2020020326
Lead Agency
Tulare County
Document Title
Rexford Solar Farm
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Received
Project Applicant
20SD 8ME LLC, 5455 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 110, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Present Land Use
Agriculture

Document Description
Tulare County Resource Management Agency (RMA) will be the Lead Agency and will prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Rexford Solar Farm Project. The proposed Project includes the construction and operation of an up to 700 megawatt alternative current (MW AC) solar photovoltaic (PV) facility and an up to 700 MW AC energy storage system (ESS) on approximately 3,782 gross acres of land (on 40 discontiguous parcels) in unincorporated south-central Tulare County, California. The proposed Project would include a ground mounted PV solar power generating system, supporting structures, inverter modules, pad mounted transformers, ESS, access roads and fencing, and on-site substation. An operations and maintenance building may be constructed on the site. The proposed Project would involve the construction of both transmission and collector lines. Power generated by the proposed Project would be transmitted to the Southern California Edison (SCE) Vestal Substation via an up to 230 kilovolt (kV) overhead and/or underground gen-tie line. The proposed transmission and/or collector lines would extend along existing roadway rights-of-way from various portions of the Project site (where substations are located) ultimately connecting to the Southern California Edison Vestal Substation. The transmission and/or collector lines would be located along portions of Road 232, Avenue 56, Avenue 64, Road 224, Road 240, Avenue 32, Richgrove Drive, and SR 65, or could possibly utilize additional nearby routings. The total length of the transmission and/or collector lines would be approximately 13 miles in length.

Contact Information
Hector Guerra, Chief Environmental Planner
Tulare County Resource Management Agency
5961 S. Mooney Blvd.
Visalia, CA 93277

Phone : (559) 624-7000
hguerra@co.tulare.ca.us

Location

Cities
Ducor
Counties
Tulare
Regions
Unincorporated
Cross Streets
along Rd 232, Ave 56, Ave 64, Rd 224, Rd 240, Ave 32, Richgrove Dr, SR 65
Total Acres
3,782
Parcel #
various (40 discontiguous acres)
State Highways
SR 65
Schools
Ducor Union Elementary
Waterways
White River
Base
MDBM
Other Location Info
The Public Lands Survey System maps the area as Township 23 south, Range 27 east, Sections 20-23, and 25-36; Township 23 south, Range 28 east, Sections 30, 31; and Township 24 south, Range 27 east, Sections 01- 04, 08-11, 15-22, and 27-29.
Other Information
The Project site is generally located south of Avenue 68, west of Road 272, north of Avenue 12, and east of Road 216. The majority of the Project site is bisected by and lies east of State Route 65. The Project is located in the Ducor and Richgrove U.S. Geological Survey 7.5-minute topographic quadrangles.

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Solar (700 MW Watts)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Greenhouse Gas Emissions Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects Other
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 6 California Department of Water Resources California Energy Commission California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Highway Patrol California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 California State Lands Commission Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Food and Agriculture Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Native American Heritage Commission Department of Toxic Substances Control

Attachments

Environmental Document
Rexford_NOP_2-13-20   PDF 961 K
NOC
Rexford_NOC_NOP_2-13-20   PDF 613 K
State Comments
2020020326_NAHC_NOP Rexford Solar Farm Project 2-18-2020   PDF 243 K 2020020326_Rexford Solar Farm DTSC Comment   PDF 2109 K

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