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 EIR

The JVR Energy Park Project involves the operation and construction of a 90 megawatt (MW) solar energy facility and a battery energy storage system of up to 90 MW (180MWh). The Project components include approximately 300,000 photovoltaic modules fitted on single axis trackers, a battery energy storage system, inverter/transformer platforms, an underground electrical collection system, a collector substation, a switchyard, an overhead gen-tie line, security fencing, and internal access. The development footprint of the proposed facilities is approximately 643 acres. Eventual decommissioning would occur at the end of the Project’s useful life, which is conservatively assumed to be 35 years. All Project components would be decommissioned except the switchyard, which would be transferred to San Diego Gas & Electric after construction. The Project requires a Major Use Permit (MUP).

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.

Comments on the DEIR must be received by the County no later than November 23, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. (45-day public review period). The Public Review Period has been extended to December 7, 2020 and comments on the DEIR must be received by the County no later than December 7, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Comments on the DEIR must be sent to Susan Harris, Planning & Development Services, 5510 Overland Avenue, Suite 310, San Diego, CA 92123 or emailed to Susan.Harris@sdcounty.ca.gov

An online/phone-in public meeting/teleconference was held on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. The presentation from the meeting can be found at the link below:

JVR Energy Park DEIR Public Meeting Presentation 10-28-2020

For additional information regarding the Project, please contact Nicholas Koutoufidis by e-mail at Nicholas.Koutoufidis@sdcounty.ca.gov or by phone at (858) 495-5329. 

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency and for the safety of the public and staff, the Planning & Development Services lobbies are temporarily closed to the public. Planning & Development Services is continuing to provide essential services through online services. Please utilize the file links located on this website to view the environmental review documents. If needed, hard copies of the documents referenced on the website are available upon request for viewing at the drop-off counter of 5510 Overland Avenue. For further information regarding the operations of Planning and Development Services, please use the information located at the link below or contact the project manager using the contact information on this website:

https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/pds/

Project Contact: Nicholas Koutoufidis | Nicholas.Koutoufidis@sdcounty.ca.gov | (858) 495-5329 

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

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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)