Strauss Wind Energy Project

6 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Barbara County
Document Title
Strauss Wind Energy Project
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
Comprehensive/Coastal Plan Designation: AG-100 and AG-320 Zoning: AG-100
Document Description
Stauss Wind., LLC, an affiliate of BayWa r.e. Wind, LLC, proposes to construct and operate a 102 megawatt (MW) wind energy project south of the City of Lompoc. The Project site is the location of the previously proposed Lompoc Wind Energy Project (LWEP, 06CUP-00000-00009), which was approved by the County in 2009 but never constructed. A Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was prepared for the LWEP and certified by the County in February 2009 County EIR No. 06EIR-00000-00004. The SWEP environmental review is a supplement to the LWEP EIR. See NOC for full details.

Contact Information

Kathy McNeal Pfeifer
Agency Name
County of Santa Barbara
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Stauss Wind. LLC, an affiliate of BayWa r.e. Wind, LLC
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
San Miguelita Road and Sudden Road
Parcel #
Wind site: 083-100-008, 083-250-011, 083-250-016, 083-250-019, 083-090-001
State Highways
No name small waterways onsite, none are major waterways
Other Location Info
APN's, Section, Township, and Range: See NOC for full details. Railways: Union Pacific Railroad line along San Miguelita Road up to the White Hills Freight Depot within the linens Filtration diatomaceous earth mine: the rail spur is primarily used to haul bulk freight out of the mine.

Notice of Completion

Development Types
Power (Utility-scale Wind Energy)(Megawatts 102 Megawatts)
Local Actions
Use Permit, Coastal Permit, Variance
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Recreation, Septic System, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife, Paleontological
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), California Department of Conservation (DOC)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Conservation (DOC)


Environmental Document

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