Tulare 40 Generation Facility Project (PSP 20-068)

Summary

SCH Number
2021040778
Lead Agency
Tulare County
Document Title
Tulare 40 Generation Facility Project (PSP 20-068)
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
vacant land (previously agricultural)

Document Description
The applicant is proposing a 40 MW solar generation facility located on approximately 237 acres in Tulare County. In addition to the installation of photovoltaic (PV) solar modules, both the north and south proposed development areas of the proposed Project would include the construction of an on-site substation, wiring and inverters, fence, access roads, and a new distribution interconnect power line along public road rights of way to the existing substation located approximately 2.5 miles southeast of the Project location at the Southern California Edison (SCE) Bliss Substation. The southern proposed development areas of the Project would potentially include a 5 megawatt-hour (MWhr) storage component in the form of batteries. The life of the Project is anticipated to be 35 years.

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

Phone : (559) 624-7121
hguerra@tularecounty.ca.gov

Location

Coordinates
36°11'17"N 119°12'35"W
Cities
Tulare
Counties
Tulare
Regions
Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Road 152 and SR 137/Avenue 232
Total Acres
237
Parcel #
195-070-025, 195-060-041, 195-060-050
State Highways
State Route 137
Schools
Sundale Elementaru
Waterways
Inside Creek
Township
20 S
Range
25 E
Section
2
Base
MDBM
Other Location Info
located on Sections 2, 11 & 12 of T. 20 S, R 25 E, in the Cairns Corner quadrangle

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Solar (Megawatts 40)
Local Action
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 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
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 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, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water

Attachments

Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
COLDWELL SOLAR MND 4-29-21   PDF 18930 K Coldwell Solar_Notice   PDF 173 K Tulare 40_Electronic Submittal_Form   PDF 197 K
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
Coldwell Solar_NOC   PDF 140 K

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