Details for NAPA COUNTY PLANNING - Ad from 2019-11-09

Ad #121627 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMISSION HEARING AND INTENT TO RECOMMEND ADOPTION OF CATEGORICAL EXEMPTIONS On Wednesday morning, the 20th day of November, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. in the County Administration Building, 1195 Third Street, Suite 305, Napa, California, a public hearing will be conducted by the Napa County Planning Commission at which time it will make its recommendations to the Board of Supervisors of Napa County regarding the proposed ordinance identified below. All interested persons are invited to attend the hearing and be heard. NAPA COUNTY RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS ZONING ORDINANCE AND TEXT AMENDMENT CEQA Status: Consideration and possible adoption of Categorical Exemptions Class 7, Class 8, Class 4, Class 5 and the General Rule. It has been determined that this type of project does not have a significant effect on the environment and is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act. [See Categorical Exemption Class 7 (“Actions by Regulatory Agencies for Protection of Natural Resources”) which may be found in the guidelines for the implementation of the CEQA at 14 CCR §15307]; Categorical Exemption Class 8 (“Actions by Regulatory Agencies for Protection of the Environment”) which may be found in the guidelines for the implementation of the CEQA at 14 CCR §15308]; Categorical Exemption Class 4 (“Minor Alterations to Land”) which may be found in the guidelines for the implementation of the CEQA at 14 CCR §15304; see also Napa County’s Local Procedures for Implementing the California Environmental Quality Act, Appendix B]; Categorical Exemption Class 5 (“Minor Alterations in Land Use Limitations”) which may be found in the guidelines for the implementation of the CEQA at 14 CCR §15305; see also Napa County’s Local Procedures for Implementing the California Environmental Quality Act, Appendix B]; and General Rule in that it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility the proposed action may have a significant effect on the environment and therefore CEQA is not applicable. [See Guidelines For the Implementation of the CEQA 14 CCR 15061(b)(3)]. This project is not on any lists of hazardous waste sites enumerated under Government Code Section 65962.5. Request: County-sponsored Zoning Ordinance amendment to repeal Small Wind Energy Systems (County Code Chapter 18.117) and to replace in its entirety with a new section Renewable Energy Systems which creates an administrative process for the approval of accessory on-site solar energy systems which will offset not more than 125% of the estimated energy demand for all legally established uses and meeting certain ministerial development standards. Additionally a new discretionary process is proposed for the review and approval of certain commercial renewable energy production facilities which may be authorized upon grant of a use permit within certain non-residential and non-agricultural zoning districts. Proposed Ordinance Title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE NAPA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, REPEALING CHAPTER 18.117 (SMALL WIND ENERGY SYSTEMS) IN ITS ENTIRETY AND REPLACING IT WITH A NEW CHAPTER 18.117 (RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS); AMENDING SECTIONS 18.24.030 (AV AIRPORT DISTRICT), 18.28.030 (CL COMMERCIAL LIMITED DISTRICT), 18.32.030 (CN COMMERCIAL NEIGHBORHOOD DISTRICT), 18.34.030 (MC MARINE COMMERCIAL DISTRICT), 18.36.030 (I INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT), 18.40.020 (IP INDUSTRIAL PARK DISTRICT, 18.44.020 (GI GENERAL INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT), AND 18.50.030 (PL PUBLIC LANDS DISTRICT) TO ALLOW COMMERCIAL RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITIES UPON GRANT OF A USE PERMIT; AND AMENDING SECTION 18.120.010 (EXCEPTIONS TO USE LIMITATIONS) OF TITLE 18 OF THE NAPA COUNTY CODE A hearing will be scheduled before the Board of Supervisors upon receipt of the Planning Commission’s recommendation on the proposed ordinance. Notice will be provided at least ten days in advance of the hearing before the Board of Supervisors. Written and verbal comments regarding the proposed ordinance and the adequacy of the Categorical Exemptions are solicited. Comments should be directed to John McDowell, at the Napa County Planning, Building, and Environmental Services Department, 1195 Third Street, Suite 210, Napa California or John.McDowell@countyofnapa.org and must be received before 4:45 PM on November 19, 2019. Copies of all documents which relate to the above described ordinance and all supporting documents referred to therein, may be examined at, between 8:00 AM and 4:45 PM Monday through Friday, at the Office of the Planning, Building, and Environmental Services Department, 1195 Third Street, Suite 210, Napa, California. If you challenge the particular proceeding in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission at, or prior to the public hearing. DATED: November 6, 2019 DAVID MORRISON Director of Planning, Building, and Environmental Services

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