Hatchery Road Solar Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Humboldt County
Document Title
Hatchery Road Solar Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
General Plan - AE: Agricultural Exclusive; Zoning - Unclassified (U)

Document Description
A small-scale commercial energy generating facility that would construct a 4 megawatt (MW) solar facility on approximately 25.70 acres. The proposed project includes approximately of 13,664 solar photovoltaic (PV) module arrays, 32 string inverters, and associated electrical conductors and equipment needed to convert sun energy into usable AC power. The project will enhance electrical reliability for the existing Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E’s) grid system. A small drainage though the middle of the property will be avoided by a 150’ setback leaving the remainder of the land area covered by the solar arrays, which will be mounted on a racking system attached to steel piles driven into the ground. Single axis tracking technology will be utilized to allow the modules to efficiently track the sun throughout the day and maximize the efficiency of solar collection. The project proposes ongoing agricultural uses on the property, including but not limited to sheep grazing or the keeping of honey bees, on a rotational basis whereby pasture areas would be occupied for variable periods, allowing pasture rest periods to promote optimal vegetation quality management and maintenance of the project’s pollinator habitat.

Contact Information
Joshua Dor
Humboldt County
Lead/Public Agency
3015 H St
Eureka, CA 95501

Phone : (707) 445-7245

Renewable Properties
Project Applicant


40°51'33"N 123°59'35.52"W
unincorporated Blue Lake
Cross Streets
Hatchery Road/West End Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
315-091-019, -020
Blue Lake Elementary
ad River, N Fork Mad River, Quarry Creek, Palmer Creek, Kelly Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power (Solar Power)(Megawatts 4 MW)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources Biological Resources Geology/Soils Tribal Cultural Resources
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality


Environmental Document
_Memo   PDF 449 K NOITA   PDF 100 K NOITA revised 1   PDF 79 K RPCA Hatchery Road CEQA Initial Study_12   PDF 11203 K SCH Summary_Form_for_Document_Submittal   PDF 656 K
NOC   PDF 377 K

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