East Cleveland Road Solar Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Merced County
Document Title
East Cleveland Road Solar Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Zoning: A-1 General Agriculture // General Plan: Agricultural Land
Document Description
Project includes a 3-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) electric generating facility on approximately 18.3 acres of a40-acre parcel, south of the existing on-site residences on East Cleveland Road with access via South Arbor Way. The facility would consist of a ground-mounted, single-axis tracking system featuring 8,316 PV panels and 24 string inverters. The project includes an energy storage technology (battery energy storage system [BESS]).

Contact Information

Tiffany Ho
Agency Name
Merced County
Job Title
Planner III
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


El Nido
Countywide, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
East Cleveland Road and South Arbor Way
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
59, 152
El Nido Elementary

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 Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 10 (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 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 Water Rights, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Development Types
Power:Solar (Megawatts 3)
Local Actions
Site Plan, 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
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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