Continuation of Pumping for Conditional Use Permit (CUP) No. 2007-03/Coso Operating Company, LLC (the "Hay Ranch Water Extraction & Delivery System" project)

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Summary

SCH Number
2007101002
Lead Agency
Inyo County
Document Title
Continuation of Pumping for Conditional Use Permit (CUP) No. 2007-03/Coso Operating Company, LLC (the "Hay Ranch Water Extraction & Delivery System" project)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
3/31/2014

Document Description
The CUP project involves pumping water from two existing wells at Coso's Hay Ranch property in Rose Valley for injection into the Coso geothermal field. The CUP and HMMP for the project, which were permitted by the County in May of 2009 concurrently with certification of an associated EIR, provide a mechanism to monitor groundwater levels and revise the groundwater level triggers, pumping rate, and duration of pumping for the project to ensure less than significant impacts. The Water Department has been monitoring pumping pursuant to the HMMP, and on behalf of Little Lake Ranch, LLC appealed this decision. On January 27, 2014, Mr. Arnold submitted an appeal of the Planning Commission's decision to the Board of Supervisors. On March 25, 2014, the Board of Supervisors conducted a public hearing and denied the appeal. In extending the duration of pumping at a rate of 3,040 afy, the same standards for assessing significant impacts were used as were used during the permitting process and as specified in the project EIR and HMMP. None of the requirements for a subsequent environmental document specified by CEQA Guidelines 15162 exist.

Contact Information
Elaine Kabala
Inyo County Planning Department
PO Drawer L
Independence, CA 93526

Phone : (760) 878-0265

Location

Coordinates
36°4'45"N 117°57'19"W
Counties
Inyo
Cross Streets
Highway 395 and Gill Station Coso Road
Zip
93526
Total Acres
59.9
Parcel #
037-040-23; 037-070-08; 037-032-01
State Highways
395

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Inyo County Water Department
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
Inyo county Planning Department, 168 N. Edwards Street, Independence, CA.

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type 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 mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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