Chalan Solar and Storage Project by Chalan CA Solar Storage, LLC

Summary

SCH Number
2021100003
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Chalan Solar and Storage Project by Chalan CA Solar Storage, LLC
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
Vacant
Document Description
The proposed project would develop a PV solar facility and associated infrastructure necessary to generate up to 65 MW of renewable electrical energy with the ability to store up to 4-hours/100 MWh or 25 MW of energy on approximately 618 acres of privately owned land in the northern portion of the San Joaquin Valley, in unincorporated Kern County. The proposed project requests approval of the following applications by the County: Conditional Use Permit No. 12, Map No. 3 (solar facility) 618 acres; Conditional Use Permit No. 13, Map 3 (telecommunication tower); Williamson Act Cancellation Contract 21-01. Site is zoned A (Exclusive Agriculture). Per Chapter 19.12.030.G of Kern County Zoning Ordinance, a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) is required for the construction and operation of the PV solar facility and pursuant to Chapter 19.12.030.F, a CUP is required to allow the construction and operation of a communication tower. Approximately 225,000 to 250,000 modules will be mounted on metal racks that rotate from east to west during the day. Power generated by the proposed project would be collected on-site at a project substation and transferred via a 230 kV generation tie (gen-tie) line to the point of interconnection at PGE Arco substation.

Contact Information

Name
Janice Mayes
Agency Name
Kern County Planning and Natural Resources Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Kettleman
Counties
Kern
Regions
Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Twissleman Rd and Kings Road
Total Acres
618
Parcel #
043-210-28
State Highways
Highway 33
Railways
N/A
Airports
N/A
Schools
N/A
Waterways
N/A
Township
25S
Range
19E
Section
3
Base
MDBM

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Power:Solar (Megawatts 65)
Local Actions
Use Permit, Williamson Act Land Use Contract Cancellation
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Fiscal Impacts, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Public Services, 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 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 Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)

Attachments

Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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