Small Wind Energy Zoning Ordinance, County-Initiated Zoning Code Text Amendment No. P10-00243-ORD

Summary

SCH Number
2010092055
Lead Agency
Napa County
Document Title
Small Wind Energy Zoning Ordinance, County-Initiated Zoning Code Text Amendment No. P10-00243-ORD
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Received

Document Description
NOTE: Review per lead Board of Supervisors adoption of an ordinance, as provided for under California Assembly Bill 45 (Blakeslee, Distributed generation: Small Wind Energy Systems (2009)), permitting the installation of small wind energy systems in the unincorporated areas of Napa County that are outside urbanized areas, on parcels greater than 2 acres in size in the AP, AW, and I zoning districts. The ordinance establishes a process for the issuance of administrative and conditional use permits for these systems, subject to specified conditions regarding aspects of the system's location and operation so as to be protective of Napa County's unique and diverse environmental resources. By providing for the safe and effective use of small wind energy systems to reduce the consumption of centralized utility-supplied electricity, the ordinance fosters the local production of renewable energy.

Contact Information
Jeff Sharp
Napa County Conservatrion, Development & Planning Department
1195 Third Street, Room 210
Napa, CA 94559-3092

(707) 259-5936

Location

Cities
Yountville St. Helena Napa Calistoga American Canyon
Counties
Napa
Regions
County-wide
Cross Streets
Countywide
Total Acres
+506,000
State Highways
Hwy 12, 29, 80, 121, 128, 221
Railways
Northern California RR
Airports
Napa County, Angwin (Parrett Fie
Schools
All within County
Waterways
Countywide
Township
12-4N,
Range
5-3W,
Section
All
Base
MDB&M
Other Information
Twshp: 9-8N Range: 7-2W

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Regulations related to location & dev. of sm. wind energy system)
Local Action
Other Action Use Permit Other Action: Adoption of county land use ordinance
Project Issues
Cumulative Effects Landuse Wildlife Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Solid Waste Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Sewer Capacity Septic System Schools/Universities Recreation/Parks Public Services Noise Minerals Geologic/Seismic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Flood Plain/Flooding Drainage/Absorption Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Agricultural Land Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation California Energy Commission California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 4 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3 Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 2 Resources Agency
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