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
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)
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
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
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.
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
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
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
This is an overall picture of the area. This picture came from Google Earth
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Adam Thurtell, Planner
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Zoning Permits I Section
Department of Regional Planning
Los Angeles County
Department of Regional Planning
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(213) 974-6443 Adam Thurtel
SUBJECT: Comments on proposed Alpine Solar Project
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