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

Summary

SCH Number
2013078207
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Renewable Energy and Conservation Planning Grant (RECPG) award to the County of Imperial
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/18/2013

Document Description
The project is a grant award to the County of Imperial to update the 2005 Geothermal/Alternative Energy and Transmission Element of the Imperial County General Plan. The project will also include revisions to the Implementing Ordinances, Overly Zones and Maps and the required Environmental Documents. The goal of the project is to expand renewable energy opportunities in the County while at the same time implementign the conservation goals of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan. The prject 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 te 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
Imperial

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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