Tulare CSG 3 Solar Project (PSP 23-060)


SCH Number
Public Agency
Tulare County
Document Title
Tulare CSG 3 Solar Project (PSP 23-060)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Applicant (Tulare CSG 3 LLC) proposes to construct and operate the Tulare CSG 3 Solar Project (Project); a single-axis tracker ground mounted photovoltaic (PV) community solar and battery storage facility, approximately 6.7MWdc/5MWac in capacity. The Project is proposed to be located on a privately-owned parcel in Tulare County, California. Tulare CSG 3 LLC is requesting Special Use Permit approval from Tulare County in order to proceed with construction of the project. The purpose of the proposed Project is to construct and operate a PV solar array with attached battery storage, which will generate and store clean and renewable solar energy, with electricity offtake sold to residential customers within Tulare County and the larger Southern California Edison ("SCE") Utility Territory. It is anticipated that the life of the Project will be 35 years. In addition of the description above, the applicant will prepare a reclamation plan to be implemented after the life of die Project. The Project is proposed under the California Assembly Bill 2316 (AB2316), adopted by the California legislature in 2022. AB 2316 (Ward) Community Renewable Energy Program (CREP) instructs the California Public Utilities Commission to establish a new community solar program by March 2024 which will bolster the reliability of the electrical grid while benefitting those who cannot put solar on their roofs. The Project would benefit Tulare County by providing clean and renewable solar energy generation.

Contact Information

Hector Guerra
Agency Name
Resource Management Ageny
Job Title
Chief Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

David Alexander
Agency Name
Resource Management Ageny
Job Title
Planner III
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Unincorporated Tulare
Cross Streets
Southwest comer of Avenue 248 and Road 64and approximately 3 miles northwest of the city of Tula
Parcel #
Other Location Info
The Project is located within Section 25, Township 198, Range 23E, MDBM at coordinates are 36 14' 30."N (latitude) and 119 25'39.0"W (longitude).

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Common Sense Rule: CEQA guidelines 15061(bK3)
Reasons for Exemption
Project is categorically exempt, consistent with the Califomia Environmental Quality Act of 1970 (CEQA) and the State CEQA Guidelines, pursuant to Title 14, Cal. Code Regulations Section 15061 (b)(3), pertaining to the Common Sense Rule and, therefore, is not subject to CEQA, Further, any project design features; conditions of approval; and/or rules, regulations, requirements, etc., required by other agencies/departments must be adhered to as applicable. The Applicant has also submitted technical studies supporting conclusions that the Project will not have a significant effect on the environment.
County Clerk


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