The applicants are requesting: (a) a change in zone classification to from the A (Exclusive Agriculture) and PL (Platted Lands) base Zone Districts to the A WE (Exclusive Agriculture - Wind Energy Combining) District on ~ 4,571 acres; (b) conditional use permits to allow the construction of a solar facility occupying more than one acre; and (c) conditional use permits to allow for the to allow the use of temporary concrete batch plant during the construction of wind and solar energy facilities. The purpose of the zone change is to allow for the implementation of one of three renewable energy development scenarios, which would generate up to 350 megawatts (MW) of electricity by using a mix of solar and wind power. The requested applications would also permit the construction of wind and/or solar ancillary facilities and supporting infrastructure, as well as the concrete batch plants that are necessary to provide concrete and materials for turbine, array, substation, and building foundations. The proposed project would be supported by up to a 230-kV overhead transmission corridor of ~14 miles in length, which would generally be aligned from the northeast to the southwest where it ultimately would be connected to the existing SCE Whirlwind Substation.
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, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, Resources, Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB)
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