The Lassen County Planning Commission solicits the aid of public agencies and the general public in consideration of the following item:

Applicant and

Property Owner:            Dr. Charles Hooper

File:                                    Use Permit #2020-004; Initial Study #2020-001

Project:            Consider the Environmental Review Officer’s determination that an Environmental Impact Report is required before consideration of a proposed use permit to construct a 50-megawatt photovoltaic solar array and a battery energy storage system (BESS) that would store 25 megawatts or 100 megawatt hours of electricity, along with related infrastructure. Such infrastructure would include a substation, a dead-end tower up to 90 feet tall, 24 130-foot tall steel gen-tie transmission line poles to interconnect with the Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric 120-kV transmission line approximately 3 miles south of the project site, access roads, and perimeter fencing.

Location:            The project has an approximate footprint of 278 acres, not including the proposed gen-tie lines and is located approximately nine miles northeast of Herlong off of Calneva Road, adjacent to the Nevada Border, and does not have an addresses.

Zoning:            The subject parcels are zoned A-1 (General Agricultural District) and have an “Extensive Agriculture” land use designation in the Lassen County General Plan, 2000.

A.P.N.:                        137-170-012 and 137-170-013

Staff Contact:                        Gaylon Norwood, Assistant Director

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on this item at 1:35 p.m. on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, in the Board of Supervisors Chamber, 707 Nevada Street, Susanville, California. All interested persons and agencies are invited to attend the meeting and be heard, or to submit comments to the Commission prior to the meeting, c/o Department of Planning and Building Services, 707 Nevada Street, Suite 5, Susanville, California 96130.

For the County of Lassen,

Maurice L. Anderson, Secretary

Lassen County Planning Commission