EIR JRK 11-10; Avalon Wind Energy Project by Avalon Wind, LLC.

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2012041063
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
EIR JRK 11-10; Avalon Wind Energy Project by Avalon Wind, LLC.
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
Various

Document Description
The project proponent is requesting: ((a) Amendments to the Circulation Element of the Kern County General Plan to eliminate road reservations along section and mid-section lines; (b) changes in zone classification from the existing zone districts to the A WE (Exclusive Agriculture - Wind Energy Combining) District on up to 7,042 acres, and zone changes to A (Exclusive Agriculture) and A FP (Exclusive Agriculture, Floodplain Combining) on the remaining portions of the project site; and, (c) conditional use permits to allow for the use of temporary concrete batch plants during the construction of wind energy facilities. The requested applications would also permit the construction of wind ancillary facilities and supporting infrastructure. The project would be supported by a 230-kV overhead transmission corridor. The transmission line would generally be aligned from the northeast to the southwest where it ultimately would be connected to the existing SCE Whirlwind Substation. The project's permanent facilities would include up to 174 wind turbine generators (WTGs), service roads, a power collection system, communication cables, overhead and underground transmission lines, electrical switchyards, project substations meteorological towers, and operations and maintenance facility.

Contact Information
Jacquelyn R. Kitchen
Kern County Planning Department
Lead/Public Agency
2700 M Street, Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301-2323

Phone : (661) 862-8619

Location

Coordinates
34°59'2"N 118°15'9"W
Cities
Mojave Tehachapi
Counties
Kern
Cross Streets
4 miles W of SR 14, immediately N of Backus Rd and to the E and W of Tehachapi-Willow Springs Rd
Total Acres
7369
Parcel #
Multiple
State Highways
No
Railways
UPRR
Airports
No
Schools
No
Waterways
Los Angeles Aqueduct
Township
multi
Range
multi
Section
multi
Base
SBB&M
Other Location Info
Rosamond

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Wind (Megawatts 300)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Rezone Use Permit
Project Issues
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
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Airport/Energy Projects Cal Fire California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)

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