Seabird 3D Distribution and Relative Risk from California Offshore Wind Turbines


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Seabird 3D Distribution and Relative Risk from California Offshore Wind Turbines
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation

Document Description
The purpose of this Agreement is to fund the development of a three-dimensional seabird density model for the waters offshore California and evaluate the relative risk of different wind farm locations and designs. This Agreement will result in the ratepayer benefits of lower costs and environmental benefits.

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

Phone : (916) 327-2381


Cross Streets
1 Haprst St

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The project will only be collecting environmental data related to wind speed and bird flight height. None of the grant project activities would result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. Therefore, this project is exempt under California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15306, Information Collection.


Notice of Exemption
2020050381_EPC-19-011 HSUSPF Stoms 041020 signed   PDF 129 K

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