SCH Number 2014061039
- Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment
- An update to the Inyo County General Plan is proposed to address renewable solar energy development. As part of this update, Solar Energy Development Areas (SEDA) are proposed where renewable energy solar projects may be developed, based on the Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) prepared for the General Plan Amendment, and based upon future site specific studies, additional environmental review, and permitting pursuant to the County's Renewable Energy Ordinance Title 21, and other applicable State, federal, and local laws. Other updates proposed for the General Plan include: capping solar development in each SEDA based on megawatts and corresponding acreages; identifying and defining appropriate scales and sizes of solar facility development; providing that social, cultural, visual, economic, and environmental impacts are minimized; requiring reclamation at the termination of solar facilities; minimizing water consumption; working to protect military readiness; and; discouraging conversions of lands utilized for agriculture, mining, and recreation.
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