Investigating Avian Attraction to Solar Energy Facilities Through a Lake Effect

Summary

SCH Number
2017058525
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Investigating Avian Attraction to Solar Energy Facilities Through a Lake Effect
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The purpose of this Agreement is to fund research that investigates the mechanisms by which birds are attracted to utility-scale solar energy facilities (i.e., "lake effect hypothesis") and thereby identify potential deterrent or mitigation strategies for reducing bird fatalities. The researchers will be collecting data at existing solar energy facilities or in experimental facilities. The goal is to streamline the permitting process of renewable energy projects in CA.

Contact Information
David Stoms
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

916-327-2381

Location

Cities
Twentynine Palms Barstow Arcata
Counties
San Luis Obispo San Bernardino Riverside Kern Humboldt

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15306, Class 6
Reasons for Exemption
Information Collection.
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