Aratina Solar Project by 64NB 8ME LLC (8Minute Energy) Response to Comments

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Aratina Solar Project by 64NB 8ME LLC (8Minute Energy) Response to Comments
Document Type
RC - Response to Comments
Present Land Use
Undeveloped Land. Zoning: A-1 (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 Project, as proposed by 64NB 8ME, LLC (8Minute Energy), would develop a photovoltaic solar facility and associated infrastructure necessary to generate up to 530 megawatt-alternating current (MW-AC) of renewable energy, including up to 600 megawatts of energy storage, on privately-owned land in unincorporated Kern County. The proposed project consists of five separate sites (Sites 1 through 5) located on 22 parcels and totals approximately 2,554 acres; however, it is anticipated that approximately 2,317 acres will be utilized for the construction of the solar panels and permanent facilities. This document is Volume 7, Response to Comments, of the Final EIR.

Contact Information

Ronelle Rheta Candia
Agency Name
Kern County Planning and Natural Resources Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Boron and Desert Lake Communities
Cross Streets
Straddling SR 58 between Gephart Rd on the west and the San Bernardino County on the east
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 58
West Boron Elementary School
Other Location Info
Within Sections 5 and 6, Township 10N, Range 7W; Sections 1 and 2, Township 10N, 8W; and Sections 33 and 34, Township 11N, Range 8W, San Bernardino Base Meridian, County of Kern, State of California.

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), 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, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Power:Solar (PV Solar)(Megawatts 530), Power:Other Power Type (Battery Storage)(Megawatts 600)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Rezone, Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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