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


SCH Number
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
Present Land Use
LU: Agriculture, Rural Residential, Industrial, Open Space, Recreation ZD: Agricultural Preserve (AP), Agricultural Watershed (AW), and Industrial (I) GPLUD: Agricultural Resource (AR), Agriculture, Watershed, and Open Space (AWOS), and Industrial (I)

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

Phone : (707) 259-5936


American Canyon Calistoga Napa St. Helena Yountville
Cross Streets
Total Acres
State Highways
Hwy 12, 29, 80, 121, 128, 221
Northern California RR
Napa County, Angwin (Parrett Fie
All within County
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
Use Permit Other Action Other Action: Adoption of county land use ordinance
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 4 California Energy Commission California Native American Heritage Commission California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Water Resources Resources Agency

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