To install three photo voltaic ground mounted solar arrays producing 30.7 kW. The arrays will cover a total space of approximately 48 feet by 64 feet and each utilize 2-inch metal poles spaced at approximately 8 and 8.5 feet apart. To authorize an existing 100 HP irrigation pump to be powered by the new solar array.
The project is located within the left (east) bank overflow area of the Sacramento River Designated Floodway, approximately 4 miles south of the community of Vina, adjacent to the Tehama County Line.
Notice of Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 (Existing Facilities) and 15303 (New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures)
Reasons for Exemption
Board staff has determined that the project is exempt from CEQA under the Class 1, Existing Facilities and Class 3, New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures categorical exemptions (CEQA Guidelines Sections 15301 and 15303), because the activity consists of permitting an exiting private facility involving negligible or no expansion of an existing or former use. The project involves the installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures (solar equipment). Further, none of the exceptions to the exemptions in CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2 apply.
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