MDH 08-11; Rising Tree Wind Farm; GPA 2 & ZCC 48, Map 197; CUP 11, Map 197; Nonsummary Vacations

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Summary

SCH Number
2011071049
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
MDH 08-11; Rising Tree Wind Farm; GPA 2 & ZCC 48, Map 197; CUP 11, Map 197; Nonsummary Vacations
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preperation
Received
Present Land Use
Vacant/A-1 (Limited Agriculture) and E(2) (Estate, 20 acres)/1.1 (State or Federal Land), 1.1/2.4 (State or Federal Land/Steep Slope Physical Constraint); 8.3 (Extensive Agriculture), 8.4 (Mineral and Petroleum); 8.4/2.4 (Mineral and Petroleum/Steep Slope Physical Constraint); 8.5 (Resource Management), 8.5/2.4 (Resources Management/Steep Slope Physical Constraint); 8.5/2.5 (Resource Management/Flood Hazard Physical Constraint)

Document Description
The project is a renewable energy development that would generate up to 285 megawatts (MW) of energy through the use of wind power on a 3,278 acre project site. The project proponent is requesting: (a) an amendment to the Circulation Element of the Kern County General Plan to eliminate section and mid-section line road reservations within Map 180; (b) an amendment to the Circulation Element of the Kern County General Plan to eliminate section and mid-section line road reservations within Map 197; (c) an amendment to the Circulation Element to the of the Mojave Specific Plan to eliminate section and mid-section line road reservations within Map 180; (d) a change in zone classification from the E (20) (Estate 20 acres) District to the A (Exclusive Agriculture) District and to the A WE (Exclusive Agriculture - Wind Energy Combining) District in Map 180; (e) a change in zone classification from the A-1 (Limited Agriculture) District to the A District and to the A WE District in Map 197, (f) a conditional use permit to allow for the use of a temporary concrete batch plant during construction of the wind energy facility, and (g) Nonsummary Street Vacations in Maps 180 and 197. The requested applications would also permit construction of wind ancillary facilities and supporting infrastructure, and a concrete batch plant to provide concrete and materials for turbine, substation, and building foundations. Permanent facilities would include up to 95 wind turbine generators, service roads, a power collection system, communications cables, overhead and underground transmission lines, electrical switchyards, project substations, meteorological towers, and operations and maintenance facilities.

Contact Information
Michael D. Hollier
Kern County Planning and Comm. Dev. Dept.
2700 M Street, Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone : (661) 862-8787

Location

Coordinates
35°02'28"N 118°15'30"W
Cities
Mojave
Counties
Kern
Cross Streets
Oak Creek Road and 70th Street West
Zip
93501
Total Acres
3,278
Parcel #
various
State Highways
Hwy 58
Railways
Union Pacific Line
Airports
Mojave Air and Spaceport
Waterways
Los Angeles Aqueduct

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Wind (285 Watts)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Rezone Use Permit Other Action Other Action: Str. Vacation
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 Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects Other Other Issues: Greenhouse Gases
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire California Department of Parks and Recreation California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4 Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency Native American Heritage Commission Caltrans, District 9 Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 6 (Victorville)

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