Aratina Solar Farm by 64NB 8ME LLC

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Aratina Solar Farm by 64NB 8ME LLC
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Undeveloped Land. Zoning: A-I (Limited Agriculture), M-1 (Light Industrial), R-1 (Low-Density Residential) Kern County General Plan: 7.1 (Light Industrial); 7.3 (Heavy Industrial); 8.3 (Extensive Agriculture, Min. 20 Acre Parcel Size); 8.5 (Resource Management (Minimum 20 acres)); and 8.5/2.5 ((Resource Management (Minimum 20 acres)/Flood Hazard)

Document Description
The Aratina Solar Farm Project, as proposed by 64NB 8ME LLC (project proponent), would develop a photovoltaic solar facility and associated infrastructure necessary to generate up to 600 megawatt-alternating current (MW-AC) of renewable energy, including up to 600 megawatts of energy storage, on approximately 2,672.53 acres of privately-owned land. The project site consists of five sites (Sites 1 through 5) located on 27 parcels located within Sections 5 and 6, Township 1 ON, Range 7W; Sections 1 and 2, Township 10N, 8W; and Sections 33 and 34, Township 1 IN, Range 8W, San Bernardino Base Meridian. The proposed project would be supported by a 230-kilovolt (kV) gen-tie overhead and/or underground electrical transmission line(s) originating from one or more on-site substations and terminating at the Southern California Edison's Holgate Substation to the north. Alternatively, the proposed project may interconnect at Southern California Edison's Kramer Substation to the east, located in San Bernardino County via an up to 230kV transmission line located within an Edwards Air Force Base utility corridor. The proposed project's permanent facilities would include service roads, a power collection system, communication cables, overhead and underground transmission lines, electrical switchyards, project substations, inverter stations, energy (battery) storage system(s), and operations and maintenance facilities. Implementation of the project as proposed would require: a) ZCC 6, Map #192; ZCC 5, Map #192-35; ZCC 3, Map #208- 5; ZCC 6, Map #208-6; ZCC 1, Map #209-1; ZCC 1, Map #209-2; b) CUP 16, Map #192; CUP 17, Map #192; CUP 7, Map #192-35; CUP 3, Map #208-5; CUP 7, Map #208-6; CUP 8, Map #208-6; CUP 1, Map #209-1; CUP 1, Map #209- 2; and c) GPA 6, Map #192; GPA 2, Map #192-35; GPA 3, Map #208-5; GPA 3, Map #208-6; GPA 1, Map #209-1; and GPA 1, Map #209-2.

Contact Information
Ronelle Candia
Kern County Planning and Natural Resources Department
Lead/Public Agency
2700 "M" Street, Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone : (661) 862-8997

64 NB 8MB LLC c/o 8minute Solar Energy
Project Applicant


34°59'31.59"N 117°40'36.62"W
Boron, Desert Lake Community
Cross Streets
Gephart Road on the west and the San Bernardino County line on the east
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
State Route 58
West Boron Elementary School

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Battery Energy Storage up to 600 MW) Power:Solar (Megawatts 600)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire Wildlife Energy, Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Energy Commission California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Department of Food and Agriculture Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB) California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)


Environmental Document
Aratina Solar Farm_NOP_ August 2020   PDF 13847 K Notice   PDF 840 K Summary Form   PDF 84 K
NOC   PDF 933 K
State Comments
2020089020_Caltrans Comment   PDF 167 K 2020089020_CDFW Comment   PDF 356 K 2020089020_NAHC Comment   PDF 318 K 2020089020_RWQCB Comment   PDF 404 K

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