Renewable Energy and Conservation Planning Grant (RECPG) award to the County of San Bernardino

Summary

SCH Number
2013078206
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Renewable Energy and Conservation Planning Grant (RECPG) award to the County of San Bernardino
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/18/2013

Document Description
The project is a grant award to the County of San Bernardino to propose a Renewable Energy and Conservation Element in the County General Plan. The county will also propose strategic refinements to the components of the county regulatory system that govern eligible renewable energy resources and natural resource conservation and prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR( for the project. The goal of the project is to expand renewable energy opportunuities in the County while at the same time implementing the conservation goals of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan. The project benefits the public by adding certainty to the eligible renewable energy resource development process, thereby reducing the development costs for renewable energy, ensuring conservation of priority natural resources, and contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from the electric power sector.

Contact Information
Eli Harland
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 653-8906

Location

Counties
San Bernardino

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15262; 15306
Reasons for Exemption
Feasibility and planning studines exemption because the work to be performed using the grant funds includes planning and feasibility studies for possible future actions which the County has not yet approved and may choose not to approve. Basic data collection, research, and resourc evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource.

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