Paso Basin Land Use Planting Ordinance

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2021080222
Lead Agency
San Luis Obispo County
Document Title
Paso Basin Land Use Planting Ordinance
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
Agriculture, Rural Lands, and Residential Rural
Document Description
The County of San Luis Obispo is proposing a new ordinance framework that would allow the County to continue exercising its land use authority to regulate planting of production agricultural irrigated from groundwater wells within the Paso Basin Land Use Management Area (PBLUMA; which consists of 313,661 acres in northeastern San Luis Obispo County) after the termination date of the existing agricultural offset requirements. The majority of land within the PBLUMA is designated as Agriculture, Rural Lands, and Residential Rural by the County’s General Plan. Existing uses within the PBLUMA include agricultural uses, including seasonal grazing; residential, commercial, and industrial uses; and vacant, undeveloped land. The new ordinance would also allow an exemption for farms to plant irrigated crops that were not able to be planted under the existing agricultural offset requirements. The proposed ordinance would require a planting permit or exemption verification for new or expanded planting of crops irrigated from groundwater wells within the PBLUMA. Issuance of planting permits allowed under the proposed ordinance would be considered ministerial and would not require discretionary actions. The proposed ordinance would be in effect from January 31, 2023 to January 31, 2045, for a total of 22 years.

Contact Information

Name
Airlin Singewald
Agency Name
County of San Luis Obispo
Job Title
Planning Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Unincorporated County
Counties
San Luis Obispo
Regions
Countywide
Total Acres
313,661
State Highways
U.S. 101, SR-46, SR-41, SR-58
Railways
Southern Pacific Railroad
Airports
Paso Robles Municipal Airport
Schools
Multiple
Waterways
Salinas River, Estrella River, Cholame Creek, Huerhuero Creek, San Juan Creek, Dry Creek, Shedd
Other Location Info
Within the Paso Basin Land Use Management Area in the northeastern portion of San Luis Obispo County

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
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State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), 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 Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), 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), 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
Development Types
Other (Regulate planting of production agricultural)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Agricultural Ordinance
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End

Attachments

Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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