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Additional 35 acres CUP R2009-02089-5
Regional Planning file conditional use permit 200900158
Project No. R2009-02089-(5) / Conditional Use Permit 200900158
Case Downloads

March 30, 2011 Regional Planning Commission Public Hearing
* RPC Package (PDF)
March 2, 2011Regional Planning Commission Public Hearing
* Hearing Notice (PDF)
* Factual (PDF)
# Hearing Notice (PDF)
# Factual (PDF)
January 14 2011
space space Fairmont Town Council Appeal (PDF)
space space Westside Concernced Citizends and Friends Of Antelope Valley Open Space Appeal (PDF)
space space Approval Package (PDF)

space * December 21, 2010 Hearing Officer Public Hearing
space space Hearing Officer Package (PDF)
space * Hearing Notice (PDF)
space * Factual (PDF)
space * Mitigated Negative Declaration (PDF)
space space Break down of Neg-declaration
space space Apendex L Phase I and II ESAs.pdf
space space Apendex F Air qual Const emmis.pdf
space space Apendex G Botanical Resources Report.pdf
space space Apendex H burrowing owl .pdf
space space Apendex J Visual Tec Report.pdf
space space Apendex K alpine mitigation.pdf

Video of meeting time line 1hr 21min 12sec
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Adam Thurtell, Planner
athurtell@planning.lacounty.gov

TO: Adam Thurtell, Planner
Zoning Permits I Section
Department of Regional Planning
Los Angeles County
Department of Regional Planning
320 West Temple Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 974-6461
Phone # 213-974-6443 Adam Thurtell

SUBJECT: Comments on proposed Alpine Solar Project
County Project NO. R2009-02089(5).
Case(s) RCUP 200900158

Owner:
NRG Alta Vista LLC,
Alta Vista Suntower,
Red Dawn Sun Tower LLC


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17-12-2010 04:31 PM
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RE: Alpine Solar
Is 210th Street West considered Fairmont or Neenach? The regional planning report has Neenach written all over it. Yet the Fairmont town council map (disappeared from avhidesert forum) showed Fairmont extending all the way up to 230 or was it 240 I forget now?
17-12-2010 05:40 PM
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Here's some nit picks on Alpine solar
Here's some nit picks on Alpine solar
All the photos have been skewed to not show any of the existing features, farms and buildings. The picture shown on Appendix L below was taken by Trespassing on to another land, and taken at an obtuse angle so as not to show structures and fences.
I have reviewed the whole Neg-EIR and feel it is a Sham loaded with smoke and mirrors.
Also when the Alpine people made a presentation at the Antelope Acres meeting they were asked what are they going to do with the hundreds of trees that line the property, there was a long pause and they said "remove them".

Alpine Solar Projec-Negative Declaration-2010
RESOURCES - 7. VISUAL QUALITIES/AESTHETICS


Page 181
Cumulative Impact
AV Solar Ranch One (see cumulative projects list in Appendix A and Figure CUMULATIVE-1)
is a proposed 230-MW solar PV project 2 miles east of the Project site along SR 138. However, though motorists on SR 138 would see both projects in rapid succession, they would not be visible at the same time. Motorists traveling west would not see the Project until they pass AV Solar Ranch One, because west of 190th Street any views of the Project site are blocked by topography and a Joshua Tree Woodland SEA parcel (see Figure PROJECT-1). Motorists traveling east would first see the Project site but would not see AV Solar Ranch One until they had driven past the Project site and passed 190th Street. This is because the view would be blocked by a Joshua Tree Woodland SEA and other vegetation. Although both the AV Solar Ranch facility and the Alpine Solar Project would be visible from the PCT, the impact would not be significant. Therefore, the cumulative impact that will result from the combination of the Project’s incremental impact and the effects of other projects is not significant
The project is highly visible from the Ave "D" HWY 138, the existing treeline bordering the north boundry of Phase I is highly visable. (note: no mention in the document about the existing tree lines on the West and North sides of PhaseI)

Hazards-FLOOD f.1.
Expose people or structures to a significant risk of loss, injury or death involving flooding, including flooding as a result of the failure of a levee or dam? The Project is not located in an area with levees or dams. As noted above, final grading and drainage plans would account for drainage across the Project site and discharge flows in the same manner as current drainage patterns. Therefore, impacts would be less than significant.
Phase I will drain onto adjacent properties and has flooded over the years enough that Carrots were floating all over the North/East properties

Resources-3 BIOTA
Field Investigation
Natural Habitat Communities

There are no sensitive natural communities within the site boundary. However, eight sensitive natural communities are located within 10 miles of the Project: southern riparian scrub, Valley needlegrass grassland, wildflower field, southern cottonwood willow riparian forest, Valley oak woodland, southern riparian forest, southern willow scrub, and southern sycamore alder riparian woodland. The nearest of these communities, southern riparian scrub, is located 3 miles from the Project site.
Forgot to mention about the SEA area adjacent to property(east side Phase I)

SERVICES - 1. TRAFFIC/ACCESS
SR 138. This is a two-lane, east-west roadway that provides access to the Project site via 210th Street

West and 220th Street West. Full ramp access is provided at both the I-5 and SR 14 interchanges. Caltrans has tentative plans to expand SR 138, subject to funding, final design, and environmental review/approvals.
As required by Los Angeles County, consistent with the Caltrans Project Study Report (dated March 23, 2009) for SR 138 between I-5 and SR 14, and consistent with County roadway width requirements, the AV Solar
Ranch One project will be required to dedicate land adjacent to the AV Solar Ranch One project site to provide a total right-of-way width of 200 feet. The dedicated land would be approximately 3 miles east
of the Alpine Solar Project site.
OTHER FACTORS - 4. POPULATION/HOUSING/EMPLOYMENT/RECREATION states that 200 to 240 person will be at work at this site, not counting the 285 to 490 workers at the Solar one project 3 miles East of the project.

OTHER FACTORS - 4. POPULATION/HOUSING/EMPLOYMENT/RECREATION
Cumulative Impact

The potential for cumulative population, housing, and recreational impacts exists where multiple projects in an area have overlapping construction or operational schedules. Projects with overlapping construction or operational schedules could collectively result in a demand for labor that cannot be met by the local labor pool. The 200 to 240 persons estimated for the Project could easily be accommodated by the total available construction workforce in the Los Angeles and Kern County areas. However, out of the other potential cumulative projects listed in Appendix A and shown on Figure CUMULATIVE-1, the AV Solar Ranch One project, proposed 3 miles east of the Project site, would require an estimated construction workforce of 285 per day or 490 workers per day on an accelerated schedule (Los Angeles County, 2009). If the construction schedule of the Project coincides with that of AV Solar Ranch One, and other local projects, some additional construction workers from outside the local area may be required for periods of time. However, the cumulative impact that will result from the combination of the Project’s incremental impact and the effects of other projects is not significant.
See SERVICES - 1. TRAFFIC/ACCESS

Apendex J: Visual Technical Report
Visual Resources Technical Report

Land use at the Project site includes active or temporarily fallow cropland, former cropland that has been recolonized by shrubby vegetation, and undeveloped areas. The majority of lands immediately adjacent to the Project site are fields that were croplands but have been recolonized by Mojave Desert vegetation, most notably rabbit brush. The exceptions to this are active farmlands adjacent to the northwestern corner of the Western Parcel and a Significant Ecological Area (SEA) adjacent to the eastern side of the Eastern Parcel and 0.25 mile south of the Western Parcel. SEAs are ecologically important systems often integral to the preservation of threatened or endangered species and the conservation of
biological diversity in the County. The Project is adjacent to a portion of SEA #60, the Joshua Tree Woodland SEA system. These SEA parcels are densely vegetated and block views from the adjacent roadways.
There is no mention of the Active Farm at the North/East corner of the property and will be effected by the run off.

Page 769
4.2.3 KOP 3 – View from SR 138 at 200th Street

KOP 3 (Figure 4) is a view from SR 138 looking northwest, approximately 1 mile from the Project site. This image is a panorama composed of two 50-mm images. The panorama was necessary because the viewpoint is so close to the site that all Project facilities would not be visible in a single-frame image. This view is representative of the view looking northwest from vehicles traveling west on SR 138. Duration of the view would be short because motorists travel at high speeds on SR 138. In addition, a motorist’s view would be represented only from 190th Street to
210th Street. KOP 3 would not be visible to the motorist prior to reaching 190th Street because the view would be blocked by the Joshua Tree Woodland SEA on the north side of SR 138 between 180th and 190th Streets. KOP 3 represents an oblique view rather than a forward view and would be at the outer edge of a driver’s primary cone of vision.
This picture is giving a false view, on the right side there is treelines and houses
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Appendix K
Mitigation and Monitoring Program

This is a joke. If you compare it with the Solar one EIR it is a dismal performance
Next Light Solar one Mitigation CLICK HERE FOR DOCUMENT


Appendix L
Phase I and II ESAs
As a resident and intimately knowledgeable of the area, the photo's are staged and don't reflect the true properties of the area Page 1040 to the north is slanted to not show the adjacent farm
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This is an overall picture of the area. This picture came from Google Earth

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Send Letters to:
Adam Thurtell, Planner
athurtell@planning.lacounty.gov

TO: Adam Thurtell, Planner
Zoning Permits I Section
Department of Regional Planning
Los Angeles County
Department of Regional Planning
320 West Temple Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 974-6461
(213) 974-6443 Adam Thurtel


SUBJECT: Comments on proposed Alpine Solar Project
County Project NO. R2009-02089(5).
Case(s) RCUP 200900158

Owner:
NRG Alta Vista LLC,
Alta Vista Suntower,
Red Dawn Sun Tower LLC
Phone # 213-974-6443
Adam Thurtell

19-12-2010 02:55 PM
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RE: Alpine Solar
AGENDA
Meeting Place: Room 150 Hall of Records
320 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
(213) 974-6466.

Los Angeles County
Regional PlanningCommission

Los Angeles County Department of
Regional Planning Hearing Officer(s):
AnimateArrowRight02 Mr. McCarthy: Items 1,2 4-10
Ms. Hachiya: Item 3
Meeting Date: December 21, 2010 – Tuesday Time: 9:00 a.m.

HEARING OFFICER AGENDA
12/21/10
PART II - PUBLIC HEARINGS (Cont.)

7. Project No. R2009-02089-(5) (Mr. Thurtell)
space Applicant: NRG Energy
space Avenue B and 210th Street West
space * Antelope Valley West Zoned District
space space space a. Conditional Use Permit No. 200900158
space space space To authorize a solar photovoltaic electric generating plant on 800 acres in the A-2
space space space (Heavy Agricultural) zone and a yard modification to allow chain link fences eight
feet in height within the required front and side yard setbacks.
space space space b. Environmental Assessment No. 200900128
space space space To consider a Mitigated Negative Declaration with impacts reduced to less than significant
space space space with mitigation measures pursuant to CEQA reporting requirements.

Mr McCarthy E-mail
McCARTHY, Paul, Impact Analysis 213-974-6461
22-12-2010 11:53 AM
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RE: Alpine Solar : NO EIR Required for Solar Plant
We have been informed that Alpine Solar "NRG" has been granted a "Mitigated Negative Declaration". This means there is NO EIR.
22-12-2010 11:59 AM
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Alpine Solar : Utube Dissing the town councils
Utube Dissing the town councils



You will notice that the solar company made sure that it got the blessing from:

City of Palmdale ?????? why
Department of Public Works
Fire Department
Cal Reg. Water Control Board


But was not to interested in letting Fairmont know what was going on, much less the Town Councils. In another segment they state that the large cities are Rosamond to the north and a mention of Frazer park, but no mention of Antelope acres, Fairmont, or even Lancaster which makes Rosamond look like an ant hill. They also conveniently left out any properties that were used or were occupied. They stated everything was "VACANT"

This video states that Antelope Acres and Fairmont Town councils declined the Neg-Eir but didn't mention 3points Town council and I will bet in the 10 minute recess they never read the pile of complaints.
22-12-2010 10:16 PM
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Alpine Solar : Regional Planning still hasn't posted any letters or appeals
NRG "Alpine Solar " Project
Project No. R2009-02089-(5) / Conditional Use Permit 200900158
Where are the letters and appeals.
They are not posted on the Regional Planning site yet


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