Lompoc Wind Energy Project

6 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2006071008
Lead Agency
Santa Barbara County
Document Title
Lompoc Wind Energy Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
The project, as approved by the Department of Fish and Game (DFG), consists of an incidental take permit (ITP) authorizing take of Gaviota tarplant (Deinandra increscens ssp, villosa), which is designated as an endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). A total of 43 geotechnical boring sites need to be accessed and bored to acquire soil and rock samples. Of the 43 sites, 21 sites are within wind turbine generation sites, 4 sites are at an Operation and Maintenance facility, 5 sites are located at the substation, 12 sites are located at roads locations, and 1 site is located at a meteorological tower. Geotechnical boring consists of drilling a test pit, collecting disturbed and undisturbed soil samples, recovering rock core specimens, recording existing rock exposures, and/or performing test pit excavations to identify existing subsurface conditions. The required depth for each bore varies from 5 feet to 50 feet. The Project will cause 0.25 acres of impacts to Gaviota tarplant (Deinandra increscens ssp. villosa) associated with the use of track vehicles and boring and 027 acres of impacts to habitat for Gaviota tarplant from the use of rubber-tired vehicles and boring locations. The project is expected to result in incidental take of Gaviota tarplant. DFG issued the incidental take permit referenced above as a responsible agency under the California Environmental Quality Act relying on the environmental impact report prepared for the Project and certified by the lead agency, County of Santa Barbara.

Contact Information
Edmund Pert
Fish and Game
4949 Viewridge Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123

858-467-4201

Location

Coordinates
34°34'29"N 120°31'2"W
Cities
Lompoc
Counties
Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
3525 to 5555 San Miguelito Road
Total Acres
2,950
Parcel #
083-080-004; 083-090-001 thru 004; 083-100-004, 007, 008; 083-250-011, 019
Railways
Southern Pacific
Airports
Vandenberg AFB
Waterways
San Miguelito Creek, Honda Creek

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
DFG
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
Santa Barbara County 123 East Anapamu Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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