County of Humboldt to Prepare EIR for Wind Farm

Scoping meetings coming for 135 megawatt wind energy project

The Humboldt County Planning and Building Department is preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for a 135 megawatt wind energy project consisting of 60 wind turbines and extension of transmission lines to the Bridgeville PG&E Substation. The project is generally located in the Scotia, Shively, and Bridgeville areas. A Notice of Preparation has been issued further describing the project
and requesting the public and affected governmental agencies provide comments on areas that should be covered in the EIR.

As part of this, two public scoping meetings are being held to allow the public and affected governmental agencies to present and hear the ideas and concerns associated with this project. The public scoping meetings will be held at the following times and locations:

a. August 14, 2018: 6-8 p.m. at the Sequoia Conference Center, 901 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka
b. August 15, 2018: 6-8 p.m. at the Winema Theater, 125 Main Street, Scotia

These scoping meetings are being held pursuant to California Public Resources Code Section 21083.9. The scoping meetings will focus on the scope and content of the EIR. Attendees should be prepared to address the environmental impacts to be analyzed as identified in the Notice of Preparation released on July 31, 2018, and to raise additional issues which may not have been identified in that Notice.

The NOP is available on the County’s website at the following link:
https://humboldtgov.org/2408/Humboldt-Wind-Energy-Project , or by contacting Cliff Johnson,
Senior Planner by email at cjohnson@co.humboldt.ca.us or by phone at (707) 268-3721.

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