General Plan Amendment 2013-02/Inyo County - Renewable Energy

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Summary

SCH Number
2014061039
Lead Agency
Inyo County
Document Title
General Plan Amendment 2013-02/Inyo County - Renewable Energy
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
3/26/2015
Present Land Use
State and Federal; Tribal; Residential; Commercial; Industrial; Open Space; Natural Resources

Document Description
An update to the Inyo County General Plan is proposed to address renewable solar energy development. As part of this update, Solar Energy Development Areas (SEDA) are proposed where renewable energy solar projects may be developed, based on the Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) prepared for the General Plan Amendment, and based upon future site specific studies, additional environmental review, and permitting pursuant to the County's Renewable Energy Ordinance Title 21, and other applicable State, federal, and local laws. Other updates proposed for the General Plan include: capping solar development in each SEDA based on megawatts and corresponding acreages; identifying and defining appropriate scales and sizes of solar facility development; providing that social, cultural, visual, economic, and environmental impacts are minimized; requiring reclamation at the termination of solar facilities; minimizing water consumption; working to protect military readiness; and; discouraging conversions of lands utilized for agriculture, mining, and recreation.

Contact Information
Cathreen Richards
Inyo County
P.O. Drawer L
Independence, CA 93526

Phone : (760) 878-0447
crichards@inyocounty.us

Location

Counties
Inyo
Regions
Countywide
Cross Streets
Entirety of Inyo County
Total Acres
10227 sm
Parcel #
Various
State Highways
Hwy 395/136/190/168/178
Railways
Various
Airports
Various
Schools
Various
Waterways
Owens River

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Inyo County Board of Supervisors
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
Inyo County Planning Department, 168 N. Edwards Street, Independence, CA

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
Yes
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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