Parks and Recreation, Department of
(California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Install Experimental Wind Turbine
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Install up to three (3) each, 35 foot tall, 16 foot diameter, prototype Windjet brand wind turbine units at the San Diego County Outdoor Education facility at Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. The County Office of Education plans to test and evaluate units at the Camp Cuyamaca site near the new water well for future use at County school sites. Units are expected to work without incident in winds from one to 250 mph, have a relatively silent operation, avoid bird strikes, be structurally/seismically safe to operate and be camouflaged to blend into the environment. Units will be separated from camp traffic with a temporary safety fence. Also installed will be battery storage and inverter.
No potential for significant impacts to the environment is anticipated in compliance with Section 15300.2. Project consists of minor alteration of existing public structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographic features, involving negligible or no expansion of use and construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures.