Valley Clean Infrastructure Plan (VCIP)

Summary

SCH Number
2024020124
Lead Agency
Westlands Water District
Document Title
Valley Clean Infrastructure Plan (VCIP)
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
Agricultural; Zoning: Agriculture AE-20; General Plan: Agriculture
Document Description
The proposed Valley Clean Infrastructure Plan (VCIP) provides a blueprint for the development of clean energy facilities (solar PV, energy storage) and supporting infrastructure (gen-tie lines, collection substations, connecting and delivery transmission lines) with an overall generating and delivery capacity of up to 20,000 MW on approximately 130,000 acres of repurposed farmland within the Fresno County portion of Westlands Water District (District).

Contact Information

Name
Jose Gutierrez
Agency Name
West
Job Title
Assistant General Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Counties
Fresno, Kings
Regions
Countywide
Other Location Info
Westlands Boundary within Fresno and Kings County

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), 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 Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (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 State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Conservation (DOC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Conservation (DOC)
Development Types
Power:Solar (Solar PV +Storage 20,000 Megawatts total)(Megawatts 1)
Local Actions
Master Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Public Services, Septic System, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End

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]
State Comment Letters [Comments from State Reviewing Agency(ies)]

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