Events

3/11/2009 Inyo County Planning Commission holds a special meeting to examine water extraction project

The County of Inyo Planning Commission will be holding a special meeting on the Coso Hay Ranch Water Extraction and Delivery System project this Wednesday, March 11, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors Room at the Inyo County Administrative Center in Independence, California. If you would like to see more information on this project and don't know where to begin, the Owens Valley Committee has posted documents related to the project (with thanks to Gary Arnold, who thoughtfully e-mailed them to us) on the Owens Valley Committee reading room page at

http://www.ovcweb.org/LInks/Referencedesk.html

(We have also included a link to the Final Environmental Impact Report in the same section.)

Agenda for the meeting:

9:00 a.m.
1. ROLL CALL – Secretary.
2. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD – Opportunity for anyone in the audience to address the
Planning Commission on any planning subject that is not scheduled on the Agenda.

PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION ITEMS
ITEMS ARE TO BE CALLED AT THEIR GIVEN TIME
9:05 a.m.
3. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #2007-03/COSO OPERATING COMPANY, LLC
(“COSO HAY RANCH WATER EXTRACTION & DELIVERY SYSTEM”) (Public
Hearing and Action Item) – The proposed project involves pumping water from two
existing wells at Coso’s Hay Ranch property in Rose Valley (adjacent to and east of
Highway 395, just north of Coso Junction, and a half mile south of Dunmovin) for injection
into their geothermal field located within the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Center
(CLNAWS). Water will be withdrawn from the wells at an average rate of 3,000 gallons
per minute (gpm), or approximately 4,800 acre-feet per year. The water will be piped from
the Hay Ranch property to the geothermal facility, a distance of 9 miles. The water pipeline
will consist of a 20-inch diameter steel pipe, which will be buried for most of its length, and
which will follow the general path of existing roads and associated rights of way. The
Conditional Use Permit (CUP) is proposed for a period of 30 years.

For further information, call:
Inyo County Planning Commission

(760) 878-0263/(760) 872-2706
(760) 872-0382 FAX

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