SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sacramento County
Document Title
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Document Description
Sacramento Valley Energy Center, LLC is requesting a use permit to construct and operate a 200-megawatt (MW), alternating current, photovoltaic (PV) solar energy facility on parcels that total approximately 2,555 acres in the Cosumnes community of unincorporated Sacramento County. The project is generally located south of U.S. Route 50, northwest of Rancho Murieta, southeast of the Prairie City State Vehicle Recreation Area (PCSVRA), and south of White Rock Road in the Cosumnes community. Specifically, it is located on what is known as the “Barton Ranch” adjacent to 3830 Scott Road. A dedicated transmission line called a generation tie (gen-tie) line would extend approximately 1.3 miles west to provide an interconnection to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) 230 kilovolt (kV) powerline which runs through PCSVRA. The assessor parcel numbers for the gen-tie alignment are 072-3160-002, 072-0100-027, 072-0100-018, 072-0110-031, and 072-0110-068. The applicant is proposing to construct, operate, and at the end of the project’s life, decommission a solar generation and energy storage facility. The development area will include an on-site substation, inverters, fencing, roads, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system. Energy storage facilities would be developed at a centralized location or distributed throughout the project site.

Contact Information

Joelle Inman
Agency Name
Sacramento County Planning
Job Title
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Parcel #

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, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (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 State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Delta Protection Commission, Delta Stewardship Council, Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
Development Types
Power:Other Power Type (Photovoltaic)(Megawatts 200)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Recreation
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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