Proposed Location: Three miles northwest of the Town of Mojave, 11 miles east of the City of Tehachapi
Electricity Production Capacity: 300 megawatts (combined public and private land)
Company: Alta Windpower Development, LLC
Acreage: 2,592 acres (2,024 acres of BLM land, 568 acres of private land)
Status: Draft EIS published in the Federal Register on 6/29/12
Public Comment: Comment period on Draft EIS ends Sept. 27, 2012
Electrictrical Transmission Connection: The project would tie into Southern California Edison's Windhub substation
Company's Expected Benefit: The project would generate enough electricity to power 90,000 homes.
Publication of the NOA initiates a public comment period of 90 days, ending September 27, 2012. During the comment period, the BLM and the County will solicit public comments on the analysis described in the EIS/EIR and any relevant planning issues, concerns, potential impacts, alternatives, and mitigation measures that may not have been included in the analysis of the proposed action.
Comments addressed to BLM can be sent by e-mail email@example.com, or in writing to the Bureau of Land Management, California Desert District, Attn: Alta East Wind Project, 22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553
Public Meetings and Hearings
Joint public meetings will be held with the BLM and Kern County on Wednesday, August 1, 2012. Both meetings will be held at the Mojave Veterans Building, Room 1, 15580 O Street, Mojave, CA 93501. The first meeting is at 1:00PM - 4:00PM and the second meeting will be held at 6:00PM - 9:00PM.
For more information, contact the Bureau of Land Management Project Manager, Jeff Childers (951) 697-5308.