JVR Energy Park

PDS2018-MUP-18-022; Log No. PDS2018-ER-18-22-001

The Project includes a Major Use Permit (PDS2018-MUP-18-022).

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD

Pursuant to Public Resources Code section 21167.6.2, the County is preparing the administrative record concurrently with the administrative process for the project. The County will update the administrative record in accordance with Public Resources Code section 21167.6.2(a). All documents and other materials included in the administrative record shall be posted on and be downloadable from the following links:

JVR Energy Park Administrative Record (11-16-2018 to 10-7-2020)

JVR Energy Park Administrative Record (10-7-2020 to Present)

JVR ENERGY PARK DRAFT FINAL EIR

The JVR Energy Park Project in the Draft Final Environmental Impact Report involves the operation and construction of a 90 megawatt (MW) solar energy facility and a battery energy storage system of up to 90 MW (360 MWh). The Project components include approximately 300,000 bifacial photovoltaic modules fitted on single axis trackers, a battery energy storage system, inverter/transformer platforms, an underground electrical collection system, a collector substation, Switchyard Facilities, security fencing, and internal access. The development footprint of the proposed solar facility is approximately 623 acres. Eventual decommissioning would occur at the end of the Project’s operational life, which is 35 years under the Major Use Permit (MUP). All Project components would be decommissioned except the Switchyard Facilities, which would be transferred to San Diego Gas & Electric after construction. 

The Draft Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is now available for review.

(*) Document links with an asterisk have been revised since the Public Review Period of the Draft EIR.

(**) Document links with two asterisks have been revised since the July 9, 2021 Planning Commission Hearing, See Appendix W.

During public review of the Draft EIR from October 8, 2020 to December 7, 2020, the County received comments from individuals, organizations, public agencies, Native American tribes, and others. As a result of these public comments, the Draft EIR has been revised.

Also, as a result of comments from community members in Jacumba Hot Springs, the Proposed Project in the Draft Final EIR has been revised to include increased setbacks from Old Highway 80 and Jacumba Community Park.

In addition, the Community Buffer Alternative has also been revised to include these increased setbacks from Old Highway 80 and the park.

Changes to the Draft EIR are shown in strikeout/underline.

The 1,356-acre Project site is located within unincorporated southeastern San Diego County, within the Mountain Empire Subregion. The Project site is located adjacent to the community of Jacumba Hot Springs and the Jacumba Airport, and south of Interstate 8 (I-8).  Primary access would be provided from I-8 with local access from Carrizo Gorge Road and Old Highway 80.

The DEIR identifies significant environmental impacts to the following environmental factors: Aesthetics; Air Quality; Biological Resources; Cultural Resources; Geology, Soils, and Seismicity; Hazards and Hazardous Materials; Hydrology and Water Quality; Mineral Resources, Noise; Paleontological Resources; Tribal Cultural Resources; and Wildfire. Impacts to Aesthetics, even with mitigation measures, and impacts to Mineral Resources (due to the biological open space easement for the Project) would remain significant and unavoidable. All other potential significant impacts would be reduced to less than significant with implementation of mitigation measures.

Project Contact: Nicholas Koutoufidis | Nicholas.Koutoufidis@sdcounty.ca.gov | (619) 323-7905

Project Environmental Coordinator: Susan Harris | Susan.Harris@sdcounty.ca.gov

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(*) Document links with an asterisk have been revised since the Public Review Period.

(**) Document links with two asterisks have been revised since the July 9, 2021 Planning Commission Hearing, See Appendix W.

DRAFT FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT

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TECHNICAL APPENDICES

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COMMENTS AND RESPONSES TO COMMENTS
RECEIVED DURING PUBLIC REVIEW OF DRAFT EIR

I1      Shirley Perez (via Victor Inunza) (Response)

I2      Diane and Janin Ang (Response)

I3      Harold Meredith and Julie Atherton (Response)

I4      Kevin Keane (Response)

I5      Cherry Diefenbach (Response)

I6      Teresa and Andy DeGroot (Response)

I7      Erin Tuatagaloa (Response)

I8      H Meredith and J Atherton (Response)

I9      Aisha Acevedo (Response)

I10    Julie Atherton (Response)

I11    Victor Ayala (Response)

I12    P Chorvat (Response)

I13    Christine Cortesi (Response)

I14    Jacari Cousins (Response)

I15    Patricia Fauble (Response)

I16    Kirk Gilliam (Response)

I17    Janet Hix (Response)

I18    Teresa Knight (Response)

I19    Daniel Leon (Response)

I20    Alex Lievanos (Response)

I21    Ismael Lopez (Response)

I22    Michael Marchand (Response)

I23    Walter McKee (Response)

I24    Harold Meredith (Response)

I25    Marsha Nelson (Response)

I26    Richard Nelson (Response)

I27    Lorrie Ostrander (Response)

I28    Myra Price (Response)

I29    Peter Rajknecht (Response)

I30    Jose Ravenel (Response)

I31    Nadine Rodgers (Response)

I32    Jeanette Shumacker (Response)

I33    Alice Seward (Response)

I34    Donald Shirley (Response)

I35    Elvera Shirley (Response)

I36    Beatrice Turner (Response)

I37    Karen Woodward (Response)

I38    William Woodward (Response)

I39    Scott Simpson (Response)

I40    Beatrice Bachmeier (Response)

I41    Barbara Gable (Response)

I42    Demetris Glaros (Response)

I43    J Ed Graham (Response)

I44    Morgan Stevens (Response)

I45    Katrina Westley (Response)

I46    Beverly Woodward (Response)

I47    Victor Zanevici (Response)

I48    Kellie Lee Bolger (Response)

I49    Chris Carton (Response)

I50    Blanca Casanova (Response)

I51    Cherry Diefenbach (Response)

I52    Felix Bachmeier (Response)

I53    Bradley Lambert (Response)

I54    Jenene Lambert (Response)

I55    Kathryn Leidy (Response)

I56    Janice Middleton (Response)

I57    Alta Murphy (Response)

I58    John Murphy (Response)

I59    S Shirley (Response)

I60    Andrew Shumaker (Response)

I61    Loretta Simon (Response)

I62    Roy Simon (Response

I63    Gwendolyn Sneed (Response)

I64    Catherine Weate (Response

I65    John Weate (Response)

I66    Paula Whisenant (Response)

I67    Name Unknown (Response

I68    Name Unknown (Response)

I69    Kimberly Jump (Response)

I70    Audrey Leppo (Response)

I71    Tracey McPherson (Response)

I72    Diana Sherwood (Response)

I73    Judie Stutler (Response)

I74    Dennis Tatum (Response)

I75    Mike Viertel (Response)

I76    Terry Weinbaum (Response)

I77    Darcy Bergen (Response)

I78    Irma Garcia (Response)

I79    Kevin Lewis (Response)

I80    Melvina Leon (Response)

I81    Rafael Leon (Response)

I82    Corina Hernandez (Response)

I83    Allen Stanko (Response)

I84    Jeff Osborne (Response)

I85    Marsh Nelson (Response)

I86    Richard Nelson (Response)

I87    Jeff Osborne (Response)

I88    Blanca Casanova (Response)

I89    Nancy Cordova (Response)

I90    Ayakel Jaguar Quetzalcoatl (Response)

I91    Kirk Roberts (Response)

I92    Anthony Anderson (Response)

I93    Ethel Anderson (Response)

I94    Gary Barton (Response)

I95    Karen and Richard Conshafter (Response)

I96    P Hanson (Response)

I97    Janet Hil (Response)

I98    Preston Hoyt (Response)

I99    David Kehrer (Response)

I100 Dan Lehman (Response)

I101 Janet Miner (Response)

I102 Sarah Misquez (Response)

I103 Richard Morrison (Response)

I104 William Pelke (Response)

I105 Simon Revilla (Response)

I106 Diana Sherwood (Response)

I107 Gabrielle Shultz (Response)

I108 Leona Grunow (Response)

I109 Kathryn Graze (Response)

I110 Alasdar Mullarney (Response)

I111 Renee Rosenberg (Response)

I112 Petition – Various Individuals (Response)

I113 Mary Hicklin (Response)

I114 Douglas Harrison (Response)

I115 Erin Tuatagaloa (Response)

I116 Katrina Westley (Response)

I117 Cherry Diefenbach (Response)

I118 Mark Ostrander (Response)

I119 Beatrice Bachmeier (Response)

I120 Felix Bachmeier (Response)

I121 Kathryn Graze (Response)

I122 Francisco Ulloa (Response)

I123 Hortencia Ulloa (Response)

I124 Ulloa Family (Response)

I125 Randy Hoyland (Response)

I126 Cherry Diefenbach (Response)

I127 Petition – Various Individuals (Response)

I128 Karen Lebarron (Response)

I129 Douglas Lebarron (Response)

I130 Cherry Diefenbach (Response)

I131 Petition – Various Individuals (Response)

I132 Rebecca Person (Response)

I133 Morgan Stevens (Response)

I134 Tammy Daubach (Response)

I135 Jeffrey Osborne (Response)

I136 Mark and Lori Summers (Response)

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PROJECT DOCUMENTS

See Planning Commission Hearing Report Website Page: CLICK HERE

Plot Plans as detailed in Planning Commission Report Attachment

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*The Public Review Period has been extended to December 7, 2020*

DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT
PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD (October 8, 2020 - November 23, 2020)

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TECHNICAL APPENDICES

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PROJECT DOCUMENTS

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NOTICE OF PREPARATION
PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD (March 7, 2019 - April 8, 2019)

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NOTE: Since the Public Review Period of the Notice of Preparation, the General Plan Amendment and Zone Reclassifications have been withdrawn.

PDS2018-MUP-18-022; Log No. PDS2018-ER-18-22-001

The Project includes a Major Use Permit (PDS2018-MUP-18-022).

The JVR Energy Project involves the operation and construction of a 90 megawatt (MW) solar energy facility and a 20-MW energy storage system. The Project components include approximately 300,000 photovoltaic modules fitted on single axis trackers, an underground electrical collection system, a substation, an overhead gen-tie line, and access roads. The development footprint of the proposed facilities is approximately 691 acres. The Project would require a General Plan Amendment, a Rezone, and a Major Use Permit. Eventual decommissioning would occur at the end of the Project’s useful life. The Project site, approximately 1,345 total acres, is in unincorporated southeastern San Diego County. The area is located within the Mountain Empire Subregion of the County. The Project site is located adjacent to the community of Jacumba Hot Springs and the Jacumba Airport, and to the south of Interstate 8 (I-8). Primary access would be provided from I-8 with local access from Carrizo Gorge Road and Old Highway 80.

A public scoping meeting will be held to solicit comments on the EIR. The meeting will be held on March 21, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Highland Community Center, 44681 Old Highway 80,Jacumba Hot Springs.

Project Contact: Nicholas Koutoufidis | (858) 495-5329 (General Project Questions)

Project Environmental Coordinator: Susan Harris | Susan.Harris@sdcounty.ca.gov | (858) 694-3064

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PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD (March 7, 2019 - April 8, 2019)