Cornucopia Solar Project

Summary

SCH Number
2024050219
Lead Agency
Fresno County
Document Title
Cornucopia Solar Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
AE-20/Agriculture/Agricultural Uses
Document Description
The applicant proposes to construct, operate, and maintain a new solar energy generation facility capable of generating approximately 300 MW of energy and an approximately 300 MW of alternating current (MWac) battery storage system and associated infrastructure and buildings (Project). The proposed Project would be located on approximately 2,446 acres of private land within portions of Assessor Parcel Numbers 090-030-06S, 090-030-04S, 090-030-02S, 090-030-03, 090-040-01, 085-110-23S, 085-110-12, and 085-110-13S in western Fresno County. The site is located approximately 11 miles southeast of the City of Coalinga in Fresno County, 2.75 miles northwest of the City of Avenal in Kings County, and 4 miles west of Interstate 5 (I-5). The disadvantaged unincorporated community of Lost Hills is contiguous to the southeast portion of the project of the site off SR 33. The Project site is intersected north to south by State Route (SR) 33 (South Lost Hills Road) and east to west by Sutter Avenue. The Project site is located within Township 21 South, Range 16 East, Sections 34, 35, and 36; Township 22 South, Range 16 East, Sections 1, 2; and Range 17 East, Section 6 of the Avenal, California United States Geological Survey (USGS) 7.5-minute Topographical Quadrangle Map.

Contact Information

Name
Jeremy Shaw
Agency Name
Fresno County
Job Title
Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Unincorporated area
Counties
Fresno
Regions
Countywide
Cross Streets
SR 33 (Derrick Avenue) and Sutter Avenue
Total Acres
2,446
Jobs
30
Parcel #
090-030-06S, 04S,02S, 090-040-01, 085-110-23S, 12, and13S
State Highways
33
Railways
None
Airports
None
Schools
None
Waterways
None
Township
21S
Range
16E
Section
34-36
Base
MDBM

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, 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 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 Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Power:Solar (Megawatts 300)
Local Actions
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

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 Agency(ies)]

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