EIR MDH 08-11; Rising Tree Wind Energy Project by Rising Tree Wind Farm LLC
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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)
Note: Response To Comments
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.
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