Paso Basin Land Use Planting Ordinance, General Plan and Ordinance Amendment, ED21-040, LRP2021-00001

Summary

SCH Number
2021080222
Lead Agency
San Luis Obispo County
Document Title
Paso Basin Land Use Planting Ordinance, General Plan and Ordinance Amendment, ED21-040, LRP2021-00001
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
Agriculture, Rural Lands, Residential Rural
Document Description
The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors has directed staff to develop a land use ordinance and amend General Plan policies to require ministerial land use approval (“a planting permit”) until 2045 for new or expanded planting of irrigated crops irrigated with water from groundwater wells located within the Paso Basin Land Use Management Area (see attached map), with a two-tier framework: 1) plantings using up to 25 acre-feet per year (AFY) of total groundwater per site, and 2) plantings maintaining neutral groundwater use on site with a 6-year rolling lookback period. Plantings using groundwater outside of these two tiers would not be allowed. General Plan elements to be revised include the Agricultural Element and Conservation and Open Space Element. Additional project information can be found at: https://www.slocounty.ca.gov/Departments/Planning-Building/Grid-Items/Community-Engagement/Active-Planning-Projects/Paso-Basin-Land-Use-Planting-Ordinance.aspx

Contact Information

Name
Kylie Hensley
Agency Name
County of San Luis Obispo Planning and Building Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Atascadero, Paso Robles
Counties
San Luis Obispo
Regions
Unincorporated
Cross Streets
N/A
Zip
N/A
Total Acres
313,661
Parcel #
N/A
State Highways
State Route 46, Highway 1
Railways
Southern Pacific Railroad
Airports
Paso Robles Municipal Airport
Schools
Multiple
Waterways
N/A

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Other (Irrigated crops)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Energy, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), 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), Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)

Attachments

Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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