U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Central California District
|Release Date: 09/08/10|
|News Release No. CA-CC-10-100|
BLM Extends Comment Period for Walker Ridge Wind Project to October 13
The Bureau of Land Management has extended the time for the public to provide input on issues that should be addressed in environmental documents for the proposed Walker Ridge Wind Project in Lake and Colusa counties.
“In order to provide time for the public to develop comments following the scoping meetings, we are extending the public comment period to Oct. 13,” said Rich Burns, BLM Ukiah Field Office manager.
Public scoping meetings for the Environmental Impact Statement will be held Thursday in Lakeport at the Lake County Supervisors meeting room, 255 N. Forbes St. and Friday in Colusa at the Natural Resources Conservation Service office, 100 Sunrise Blvd. Both meetings will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
“We are holding the meetings to gather public comment on issues, concerns and opportunities that should be considered in the analysis of the proposed action,” Burns said.
AltaGas Renewable Energy Pacific, Inc. has applied for a right-of-way (ROW) authorization covering 8,157 acres on public lands for a 70-megawatt wind energy project with an interconnection to the Pacific Gas & Electric's 115-kilovolt (kV) distribution system.
As proposed by the company, the wind project could include 29 to 42 wind turbine generators, an underground electrical collection system, a substation, a 115-kV overhead transmission line, an interconnect station, an operations and maintenance building, and access roads.
Information on the status of the proposal at http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/ukiah.html. Additional opportunities for public participation and formal comment will occur when the draft EIS is issued.
For further information and/or to have your name added to the mailing list, contact Bethney Lefebvre, Ukiah Field Office, 2550 North State St., Ukiah, Calif., 95482, phone (707)-468-4000, fax (707) 468-4027, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BLM has started a potential list of issues to be addressed in the analysis at a minimum, including social and economic impacts; traffic impacts; ground and surface water quantity and quality impacts; plant and animal species impacts, including special status species; impacts to cultural resources; and visual resource impacts.
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|Last updated: 09-09-2010|
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