The following diagram shows the current progress for this proposed project with links to applicable project-related documents. The colored bar in the center indicates the items that have been completed or are currently underway.
Federal Coordination Process
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- Right-of-Way Grant
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Publication of Final EIS -
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- Draft EIS/EIR Vol.1
- Draft EIS/EIR Vol. 2
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Granite Mountain Wind, LLC, (GW) a wholly owned subsidiary of Renewable Energy Systems, North America (RES), is proposing to develop a 58.8 – 84 megawatt wind energy project on a footprint of just under 100 acres on federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and on private land under the jurisdiction of the County of San Bernardino (County). The site of the Granite Mountain Wind project is unincorporated land in the Mojave Desert, 6 miles east of the Town of Apple Valley and a similar distance northwest of the community of Lucerne Valley.
The proposed project will be located on the central ridgeline of the Granite Mountains within approximately 2,086 acres of public lands administered by the Barstow Field Office and 670 acres of privately owned land under County land use jurisdiction. The Project will be comprised of a main access road from the east (off Spinel Road) up to the ridge, internal access roads on the ridge, 28 Siemens or similar wind turbines that stand up to 428 feet from ground level to the tip of the blade, new transmission and fiberoptic lines, and two substations, one within the project area and one at the other end of the utility grid interconnect point to SCE’s Pisgah-Lugo #1 near where the SCE line crosses SR247 north of Lucerne Valley. The proposed project also includes a maintenance building, two meteorological towers, a temporary office, and temporary construction and staging areas.
Publication of the notice of availability for the draft EIS initiates a 90-day public comment period, ending July 1, 2010. Written comments will be accepted by Bureau of Land Management, Barstow Field Office, Attn: Granite Wind Project Manager, 2601 Barstow Road, Barstow, CA 92311, or by email to email@example.com. Additionally, comments may be mailed to Carrie Hyke, Principal Planner, County of San Bernardino Land Use Services Department, 385 North Arrowhead Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92415-0182.
Written comments will also be taken at a public open house/informational meeting Thursday, May 20, 2010 from 5 PM to 6 PM at the Lucerne Valley Senior Center, 10431 Allen Way, Lucerne Valley, CA 92356.
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