First Solar Completes Environmental Permitting For AV Solar Ranch One

First Solar Inc. says the environmental impact report for the 230 MW AV Solar Ranch One photovoltaic solar project in Los Angeles County has become final and non-appealable. This milestone occurred on Jan. 7 – 30 days after the county board of supervisors unanimously rejected an appeal from an earlier decision of the Los Angeles Regional Planning Commission approving the conditional-use permit and related environmental impact report for the project.

Parties had 30 days from the board of supervisors' action within which to initiate a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court challenging the board's decision, pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act. No legal actions were filed.

Construction is expected to begin this year, and the project is expected to be completed by the end of 2013.

SOURCE: First Solar

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