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Notice of Completion

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

Comment Period

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 Information

 

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.
 

Comment Period

 

The comment period for the Notice of Preparation is from July 3, 2017 to August 2, 2017.

Comment Period

 

The comment period for the Notice of Preparation is from July 3, 2017 to August 2, 2017.

 

Project Information

Contact Information


Jason Killebrew, Project Planner
Riverside County Planning Department
4080 Lemon St., 12th Floor
Riverside, CA  92501
(951) 955-0314

jkillebr@rivco.org

Comment Period

 

The comment period for the Notice of Preparation is from July 3, 2017 to August 2, 2017.

Comment Period

 

The comment period for the Notice of Preparation is from July 3, 2017 to August 2, 2017.

 

Project Information

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

Notice of Preparation for CUP No. 18-0001 & PUP No. 18-0001
Notice of Preparation (NOP) for an Environmental Impact Report to consider the impacts of Conditional Use Permit No. 18-0001 & Public Use Permit No. 18-0001.

See the links below to access documents related to the NOP.

Notice of Preparation

 

Comment Period


The comment period for the Notice of Preparation is from May 11, 2018 to June 11, 2018.

Scoping Session


A public scoping session will be held to accept comments from responsible agencies and the public about the scope and content of the EIR on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 1:30 p.m., at 77-588 El Duna Court, Suite H., Palm Desert, CA 92211.

Project Information

 

PROJECT SUMMARY:  IP Athos, LLC (“Applicant”), a subsidiary of Intersect Power, proposes to construct, operate, and decommission the Athos Renewable Energy Project, which includes a large scale solar photovoltaic (PV) electrical generating and storage facility and associated infrastructure to generate and deliver renewable electricity to the statewide electricity transmission grid. The proposed Project, a PV solar power plant and 11-mile-long 220 kV gen-tie transmission line, would be located on approximately 3,400 acres across 7 non-contiguous groups of parcels northeast of the community of Desert Center. The Project would consist of a solar fields, inverters, powerlines, 4 substations, an O&M Building, access roads, telecommunications facilities, and related equipment.  The facility would generate and provide storage for 500 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy using PV technology. The power produced by the Project would be conveyed to the statewide power grid via interconnection to the SCE Red Bluff Substation, an existing substation located south of I-10 and approximately 1.1 miles south of the Project area.  As part of the Project, the applicant is also seeking to vacate interior roadways and merge contiguous project parcels. 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.
 

Comment Period

 

The comment period for the Notice of Preparation is from July 3, 2017 to August 2, 2017.

Comment Period

 

The comment period for the Notice of Preparation is from July 3, 2017 to August 2, 2017.

 

Project Information