COUNTY OF COLUSA
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT AND USE PERMIT FOR THE
JANUS SOLAR PROJECT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT that the Colusa County Planning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 9:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the Board of Supervisors Chambers located at 546 Jay Street, Suite 108, Colusa, CA, to consider the following:
Public Hearing: The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider all public testimony on the adequacy of the response to comments to the Draft EIR previously prepared and circulated and whether to adopt a resolution which would: (1) certify the Final Environmental Impact Report (SCH Number 2020070577); adopt the Mitigation and Monitoring Reporting Program; and approve the Use Permit for the Janus Solar project (PD-3829/UP 20-01). All persons are invited to attend and be heard.
Project Location: The Project is approximately 6.5 miles southwest of the City of Williams. Access to the site is provided by Spring Valley Road and is approximately 1.64 miles to the south of the Spring Valley Road/Walnut Drive street intersection. The proposed Project would be located on three parcels (APN’s 018-050-005, -006, and -013) totaling 1,023.9 acres currently used for cattle grazing in Colusa County, California. The Project would connect to the Cortina Substation, located on Walnut Drive, approximately 3 miles northeast of the Project site.
Project Description: The project would include: (1) approximately 196,000 solar PV modules in multiple solar arrays interconnected to form a utility-scale PV system and ancillary infrastructure; (2) a battery energy storage system (BESS) consisting of batteries, battery storage system enclosures, ancillary infrastructure and fire protection systems; (3) and an on-site substation that would connect to the existing Cortina Substation via an approximately 3-mile-long, 60 kV gen-tie line strung on new poles of up to 80 feet in height.
Environmental Review: The 45 day public comment period for the Draft EIR began on October 14, 2021 and ended on November 29, 2021. Comments received during the comment period were responded to and those comments and responses are included in the Final EIR.
Document Availability: The Final EIR, Draft EIR, Staff Report and other project documentation is available for review online at: https://www.countyofcolusa.org/996/Janus-Solar-Project. Hard copies are available for review at the Colusa Main Library at 738 Market St. in Colusa, CA 95932, the Williams Branch Library at 901 E Street in Williams, CA 95987, and the Community Development Department at 1213 Market Street, Colusa, CA. 95932, (530) 458-0480. Additional documentation is available for review in accordance with Agenda Scheduling Deadlines at the Office of the Clerk of the Board, 547 Market Street, Ste. 102, Colusa, CA (530)458-0508.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this matter, or would like to submit comments you may do so to the following: Secretary to the Planning Commission, 1213 Market Street, Colusa, CA (530)458-0483, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you challenge the proposed project or environmental determination in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered at, or prior to, the public hearing.
Dated: March 8, 2023
/s/ Melissa Kitts, Deputy Clerk
03/16/2023 – CCPR # 2023-0176
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COUNTY OF COLUSA