Initiate Groundwater Monitoring Program for CD IV Geothermal Development Project

Summary

SCH Number
2015049021
Lead Agency
Great Basin Air Pollution Control District
Document Title
Initiate Groundwater Monitoring Program for CD IV Geothermal Development Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
4/30/2015

Document Description
Approval of agreement GEO-14-004 with Ormat Nevada, Inc. for a $631,620 grant to drill two monitoring wells, collect baseline data, and conduct a flow test for up to 30-days using two existing geothermal wells with the monitoring wells used to check for any connectivity between the cold groundwater and geothermal reservoir. On Feb. 15, 2005, GBUAPCD approved a Negative Declaration for the Upper Basalt Geothermal Exploration Project (SCH # 2004112073), which addressed the flow test to be conducted for this project. On December 23, 2014, Mono County filed a Notice of Exemption for the groundwater monitoring wells to be drilled for this project.

Contact Information
Cheryl Closson
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 651-0315

Location

Cities
Mammoth Lakes
Counties
Mono

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Energy Commission
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
GBUAPCD, 157 Short Street, Bishop, CA 760-872-8211 SCH # 2004112073

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(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
No
(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
No
(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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