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County extends comment period on wind farm project to June 14  

Credit:  By Ruth Schneider | Eureka Times-Standard | May 31, 2019 | www.redwoodtimes.com ~~

The following is a press release from Humboldt County:

The close of the public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Humboldt Wind Energy Project has been extended from June 5, 2019 to June 14, 2019.

All comments on the Draft EIR must be received by the county no later than 5 pm on June 14, 2019.

Direct comments to:

Humboldt Wind Energy Project Planner

County of Humboldt Planning Department

3015 H Street

Eureka, CA 95501

CEQAResponses@co.humboldt.ca.us

Address where copy of Draft EIR is available:

The Draft EIR and other project materials remain available for public review and download on the County of Humboldt’s website for the project.

Printed copies of the document are available for public review at the following locations during normal business hours:

Humboldt County Public Library – Rio Dell Branch, 715 Wildwood Avenue, Rio Dell, CA 95562
Humboldt County Public Library – Ferndale, 807 Main Street, Ferndale, CA 95536
Humboldt County Library – Eureka, 1313 3rd Street, Eureka, CA 95501
Scotia Community Services District, 400 Church Street, Scotia, CA 95565
The Multi- Generational Center, 2280 Newburg Road, Fortuna, CA 95540
County of Humboldt, Planning and Building Department, 3015 H Street, Eureka, CA 95501

Should a member of the public require a printed copy of the document one may be purchased at the individual’s expense, at Scrapper’s Edge, 728 4th Street, Eureka, CA 95501.

Brief Project Description:

The proposed project consists of a maximum of 60 wind turbine generators (WTGs) and associated infrastructure with a generating capacity of up to 155 MW. The project site represents an approximately 2,218-acre area study corridor within which the WTGs and associated infrastructure would be placed. The project boundaries have been defined based on a 1,000-foot-wide corridor centered on the representative locations of WTGs; a 200-foot-wide corridor centered on project roadways, the electrical collection line, and the generation transmission line (gen-tie); and a 500-foot-wide buffer around proposed staging areas, temporary impact areas, and the project substation. The exact footprint of individual WTGs within the project site would be determined during final engineering design but would generally be placed along Monument and Bear River ridges. Turbine heights could reach up to 600 feet tall, with a rotor diameter of 492 feet.

In addition to the wind turbines and transformers, the project includes ancillary facilities such as temporary staging areas, access roads, 34.5-kilovolt (kV) collection lines (referred to in this EIR as the “collection system”), operations and maintenance (O&M) facility, a substation, a modified utility switchyard, and a 115 kV gen-tie along Shively Ridge. The project’s point of interconnection with the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) transmission grid would be PG&E’s Bridgeville Substation.

Wind Energy Project Website

Source:  By Ruth Schneider | Eureka Times-Standard | May 31, 2019 | www.redwoodtimes.com

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