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

Summary

SCH Number
2013078208
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Renewable Energy and Conservation Planning Grant (RECPG) award to the County of San Luis Obispo
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/18/2013

Document Description
The project is a grant award to the County of San Luis Obispo to propose a permit streamlining program by revising the county's policies and ordinances related to renewable energy development. The County willpropose a renewable energy overlay, supported by extensive data gathering and public input, that will identify areas in the County as renewable energy combining designations. Allowable land uses in these areas will prioritize eligible renewable energy resource development over other land uses and will consists of areas with available infrastrucutre and renewable resources. The County will propose a programmatic Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the project. The goal of the project is to expand renewable energy opportunities in the County. 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 Luis Obispo

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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