Notice of stakeholder outreach webinar for two offshore wind projects in State waters off the coast of Vandenberg Air Force Base

The California State Lands Commission, as lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), is in the early scoping phase for two offshore wind projects in state waters off the coast of Vandenberg Air Force Base. On December 8, Commission staff will host an informational webinar with stakeholders and government agency representatives to introduce the two projects and provide the application status, project descriptions, and a preliminary list of likely affected resources. Additional details about the two project applications are available here.

The goal of this first webinar is to introduce and provide details about the proposed projects, discuss the Commission’s application process, identify a preliminary list of likely affected resources, and describe the next steps, including staff’s plan to host additional, focused stakeholder outreach webinars and discussions. Due to time constraints and the anticipated large number of participants, questions and comments may be limited and will be curated using the Zoom Q&A feature. We know that there is significant interest in these two proposed projects. To facilitate meaningful engagement with all stakeholders, interested parties, and agency representatives, Commission staff will conduct additional webinars to elicit input on the two projects and their potential impacts on the coastal and marine environments. Please consider submitting questions via email at stateapplications.OSW@slc.ca.gov before the December 8 webinar so that Commission staff can try to address those questions during the webinar as part of our presentations. You may use this same email address to provide comments or request to be added to our e-list.

We look forward to your participation, questions, and comments.

When: Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Webinar Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82743643335?pwd=aGVnVksyWStjWWhNRWpLQUtwOHdkQT09
Passcode: 601541

By telephone: 213.338.8477 or 669.219.2599 or 669.900.9128
Toll-Free: 833.548.0282 or 877.853.5257
Webinar ID: 827 4364 3335

Public comment time may be limited based on the number of participants. We encourage you to submit written comments by email to stateapplications.OSW@slc.ca.gov or by mail to:

California State Lands Commission
Attn: Offshore Wind Applications
100 Howe Avenue, Suite 100-South
Sacramento, CA 95825-8202

The webinar will be conducted in listen-only mode. We recommend you participate in the webinar via Zoom either on a computer or mobile phone. Questions and comments can be submitted during the webinar using the Chat or Q&A feature in Zoom.

Contacts

Main Contact: Shahed Meshkati at 562.590.5401 or Shahed.Meshkati@slc.ca.gov

Press Inquiries: Sheri Pemberton at 916.477.0691 or Sheri.Pemberton@slc.ca.gov