Sand Hill Wind Project

31 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Alameda County
Document Title
Sand Hill Wind Project
Document Type
SBE - Subsequent EIR
Present Land Use
Agriculture/Large Parcel Agriculture
Document Description
The County of Alameda (County) prepared a Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) to examine the environmental effects of the Sand Hill Wind Repowering Project (Project). The Project area is located within the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area (APWRA) in eastern Alameda County. Environmental review of the Project under CEQA began with the publication in September 2018 of an Environmental Analysis (EA) with supporting technical information intended to identify site specific Project effects pursuant to Section 15168 of the CEQA Guidelines, providing for use of a Program EIR with later activities. The County had previously approved three wind repowering projects that had been tiered under similar documentation. However, after receiving comments on the EA in advance of a public hearing to consider approving the Project on such basis, the County decided to prepare this SEIR based on its determination that the current Project proposes turbines with characteristics sufficiently distinct from those described in the PEIR and is proposed in the context of new information that together support the decision to prepare a subsequent EIR. See NOC for full details.

Contact Information

Andrew Young
Agency Name
County of Alameda
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
sPower/Sand Hill Wind, LLC
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Cross Streets
Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area
Total Acres
Approx. 2,600
Parcel #
Multiple (15 parcels). See attached
State Highways
Mt. House & Bethany Elementary
Bethany Reservoir, California Aqueduct, Delta-Mendota Canal

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects, Cal Fire, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Development Types
Power (Wind farm)(Megawatts 144.5)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


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