Tres Vaqueros Windfarms, LLC (Applicant); Contra Costa Water District & East Bay Regional Park District (Owners)

5 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2009032077
Lead Agency
Contra Costa County
Document Title
Tres Vaqueros Windfarms, LLC (Applicant); Contra Costa Water District & East Bay Regional Park District (Owners)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
11/15/2011
Present Land Use
Z: A-2 General Agricultural District, A-3 Heavy Agricultural District; GP: Agricultural Lands, Watersheds & Parks/Rec.

Document Description
County File #LP09-2005L The applicant requests approval of a Land Use Permit to allow development of the Tres Vaqueros Windfarm Repowering Project. The proposed project includes: 1) decommissioning and removal of 91 obsolete wind turbines and related infrastructure; 2) construction of up to 19 Siemens 2.3-megawatt wind turbines, wash with an total height of approximately 430 feet; 3) expansion and upgrade of the Tres Vaqueros Substation; 4) construction of new on-site gravel roads to provide access to the new turbines; 5) roadway improvements at one access point along Vasco Road; 6) reduced setbacks for up to 4 new turbines; 7)reclamation (through regarding and revegetation) of existing turbines pads and access roads that would no long be utilized; and 8) extraction of construction water from Byron Bethany Irrigation District Canal 45. The project site lies within the portion of the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area that is located in unincorporated Contra Costa County, and consists of 15 parcels encompassing approximately 2,664 acres. The site approximately 2 miles southwest of the community of Byron, approximately 4 miles south of the city of Brentwood, approximately 1.5 miles west-southwest of Byron Airport, and adjacent to Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Vasco Caves Regional Preserve. Vasco Road runs along the project's southeastern coundary.

Contact Information
William Nelson
Contra Costa County Dpt of Conservation & Development
Lead/Public Agency
651 Pine Street, 4th Floor, North Wing
Martinez, CA 94553-0095

Phone : (925) 335-1208

Location

Coordinates
37°49'12"N 121°41'48"W
Cities
Byron
Counties
Contra Costa
Cross Streets
Vasco Road
Zip
94513
Total Acres
2.664
Parcel #
005-160-001 and several others
State Highways
No
Railways
No
Airports
Byron
Schools
No
Township
1S
Range
2, 3E
Section
25, 30
Base
MDB&M

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Contra Costa County
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
N/A

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 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
Yes
(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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