A Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) has been completed for the IP Athos Renewable Energy Project described below: Condition Use Permit No. 180001 (CUP180001), Public Use Permit No. 180001 (PUP180001), Variance No. 190003, Tentative Parcel Map No. 37700 (TPM37701), Tentative Parcel Map No. 37702 (TPM37702), Tentative Parcel Map No. 37703 (TPM37703), Tentative Parcel Map No. 37704 (TPM37704), Tentative Parcel Map No. 37705 (TPM37705), CEQ180007 (EIR), SCH (2018051021).
Notice of Completion Document
Written comments on the document must be submitted to the Riverside County Planning Department no later than 5:00 P.M. on April 24, 2019. All comments received by the deadline will be included in the Final EIR, which will be presented to the hearing body. Notification of the public hearing will be provided at a later date.
PROJECT SUMMARY: IP Athos, LLC (Applicant) is proposing the IP Athos Renewable Energy Project Conditional Use Permit No. 180001 (CUP180001) and Public Use Permit No. 180001 (PUP180001). The Applicant is proposing the construction, operation, maintenance, and decommissioning of a solar photovoltaic (PV) electrical generating facility of up to 500 megawatts (MW) of electricity from solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on approximately 3,400 acres in Unincorporated Riverside County. The solar facility, electrical storage equipment, and portions of a generation intertie line (gen-tie) would be sited on 3,228 acres within the County of Riverside’s jurisdiction that would require a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for construction, operation, and decommissioning. A Public Use Permit (PUP) and a height Variance (VAR) from the County would also be required for portions of the gen-tie line on County-owned lands. In addition to the CUP180001 and PUP180001, the Applicant is seeking to vacate the facility’s interior roadways and merge contiguous Project parcels within the Project area into a contiguous area (TPM37700-37705). Roads along the Project perimeter on the solar facility lands would remain dedicated public access.
PROJECT LOCATION: East and West of Rice Road approximately 4 miles north of Interstate 10 South.
Jason Killebrew, Project Planner
Riverside County Planning Department
4080 Lemon St., 12th Floor
Riverside, CA 92501
Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Document
Athos Draft EIR
Draft EIR Technical Appendices
Appendix A - Scoping Report
Appendix B - Site Plan
Appendix C - Biological Resources
Appendix D - Cultural Resouces Technical Report (Confidential). Please contact Heather Thomson at (951) 955-2873
Appendix E - Paleontological Resouces Survey Report
Appendix F - Geotechnical Evaluation
Appendix G - Water Supply Assessment
Appendix H - Hydrology and Water Resources
Appendix I - Traffic Impact Study Report
Appendix J - Visual Resources
Appendix K - Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
Appendix L - Air Quality and Global Climate Change
Appendix M - Noise Calculations
Appendix N - Regulatory Framework