Wind Turbine Ordinance


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Butte County
Document Title
Wind Turbine Ordinance
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
County-wide: residential, commercial, industrial, Agricultural, foothill, timber mountain, scenic highway and vacant parcels- GP:T

Document Description
Butte County proposes to adopt a wind turbine ordinance (See Appendix A) which would allow small wind turbines in agricultural, timber production, industrial, commercial, unclassified, foothill recreational, mountain recreation, and public/quasi-public zones with minor use permits (A, TPZ, M-1, M-2, L-I, C-1, C-2, C-C, P-Q, R-P, AR, FR, TM, MR, U, N-C, H-C, and PQ). It would allow large turbines in these same mostly non-residential zones with the issuance of a use permit. It would prohibit the placement of wind turbines in the County's more dense residential zones (SR, MHP, R-1, R-2, R-3, and R-4, SH, PUD, RN, and RT), as summarized in Table A below.

Contact Information
Stacey Jolliffe
Butte County
7 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95926

Phone : (530) 538-6573


Parcel #
State Highways
SR32, 99, 149, 70, 162, etc.
Chico, Paradise, Oroville

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Wind (Wind Turbine)(various Watts)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Zoning Amendment
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance 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 Growth Inducing Land Use
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 3 California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 Department of Water Resources Resources Agency Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics

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