Ocotillo Wind Energy Facility Project
CACA-51552

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Variance Requests


Variance
Request
Variance Request Submitted Variance
Issued
Location Description
1 May 22, 2012 June 4, 2012 Substation/Switchyard Shift of the 30-acre substation/switchyard approximately 565 feet to the north in order to minimize disturbance to areas that have the potential of cultural importance.
2 May 31, 2012 June 12, 2012 12 turbine locations including 135, 162, 163, 164, 165, 161, 167, 168, 172, 125, 128 and 126 Conduct geotechnical investigations at 12 turbines sites that are within 500 feet of the Palm Springs formation.
3 June 4, 2012 June 12, 2012 Western Colorado Desert Routes of Travel (WECO) Routes in study area Temporary use of the BLM’s WECO routes in order to complete pre-construction surveys as identified in the Final EIR/EIS and Record of Decision (ROD).
4 June 4, 2012 June 20, 2012 WECO Routes in study area Temporary use of BLM WECO routes outside those designated as approved project roads in the ROD for geotechnical rigs to access turbine locations to conduct the required further geotechnical investigations.
July 2, 2012 July 12, 2012 43 turbine locations and 31 access roads Micro-siting wind turbine locations and associated road re-alignments to minimize potential disturbance to environmentally sensitive resources.
6 July 3, 2012 July 24, 2012 Substation/Switchyard Work space modification at the substation/switchyard and transmission line turning structures.
7 June 26, 2012 August 1, 2012 Wind turbines 9, 104, 107, 126, 135 and 167. Modify alternate turbine locations included in the Record of Decision.
8 July 20, 2012 July 27, 2012 Access road to wind turbine 9. Re-alignment of an access road to minimize potential disturbance to environmentally sensitive resources.
9 July 20, 2012 July 30, 2012 Underground collection line corridor between County Route S2 and Dos Cabezas Road. Re-alignment of underground collection line corridor.
10 August 8, 2012 August 10, 2012 Access road between wind turbine 101 and 102. Re-alignment of an access road to minimize potential disturbance to environmentally sensitive resources.
11 July 27, 2012 August 16, 2012 Wind turbine 176. Micro-siting turbine location to accommodate a third party interest group.
12 August 14, 2012 August 17, 2012 Work space for Wind turbine 103, 134 and 135. Work space modification at wind turbine pad sites.
13 August 16, 2012 August 17, 2012 Collection line routing for wind turbines 155, 156 and 159. Underground collection line corridor refinement.
14 August 21, 2012 August 30, 2012 Wind turbines 86 and 87 Micro-siting turbine locations and a road re-alignment to minimize potential disturbance to environmentally sensitive resources.
15 August 22, 2012 September 4, 2012 Wind turbines 26, 27 and 28. Micro-siting turbine locations to accommodate a third party interest group.
16 August 20, 2012 August 23, 2012 Work areas adjacent to wind turbine pad sites. Work space requirements associated with support safety tag lines.
17 August 22, 2012 August 30, 2012 Wind turbine 69. Work space modification at wind turbine pad site.
18 August 28, 2012 September 5, 2012 Underground collection line corridors near wind turbines 88 and 131. Re-alignment of underground collection line corridors.
19 August 31, 2012 September 17, 2012 Access road to wind turbine 73. Re-alignment of an access road to minimize potential disturbance to environmentally sensitive resources.
20 August 31, 2012 September 13, 2012 Access road to wind turbine 30 and access road to wind turbine 78. Re-alignment of two access roads to minimize potential disturbance to environmentally sensitive resources.
21 September 13, 2012 September 28, 2012 Access road to wind turbine 11 and access road between wind turbines 81 and 87. Re-alignment of two access roads to minimize potential disturbance to environmentally sensitive resources.
22 September 19, 2012 October 2, 2012 Underground collection line corridor from wind turbine 90 to 93. Turning radii near wind turbines 92 and 95. Re-alignment of underground collection line corridors and extension of two turning radii.
23 September 21, 2012 October 15, 2012 Underground collection line corridor along County Highway S2 and access road near wind turbine 64. Re-alignment of underground collection line corridor and modification to access road.
24 September 27, 2012 October 9, 2012 Wind turbines 19 and 20. Re-alignment of an access road and micro-siting a turbine location to minimize potential disturbance to environmentally sensitive resources.
25 October 4, 2012 October 10, 2012 Wind turbines 16 and 17 Re-alignment of an access road to minimize potential disturbance to environmentally sensitive resources.
26 October 11, 2012 November 14, 2012 Wind turbines 9 and 10 Re-alignment of an access road to minimize potential disturbance to environmentally sensitive resources.
27 October 12, 2012 October 22, 2012 Wind turbine 98 Micro-siting a turbine location to accommodate a third party interest group.
28 October 16, 2012 October 19, 2012 Wind turbine 168 Micro-siting a turbine location to minimize potential disturbance to environmentally sensitive resources.
29 October 16, 2012 October 26, 2012 Wind turbines 49, 50, and 51 Re-alignment of an access road and shifting a turbine location to minimize potential disturbance to environmentally sensitive resources.
30 October 17, 2012 October 25, 2012 Wind turbine 164 Re-alignment of an access road and micro-siting a turbine location to minimize potential disturbance to environmentally sensitive resources.
31 October 17, 2012 October 25, 2012 Wind turbine 161 Micro-siting a turbine location to minimize potential disturbance to environmentally sensitive resources.
32 October 19, 2012 October 25, 2012 Wind turbines 165 and 167 Re-alignment of an access road and underground collection line corridor.
33 October 20, 2012 October 24, 2012 Dos Cabezas Road between wind turbine 16 and 18 Re-alignment of an access road to minimize potential disturbance to environmentally sensitive resources.
34 November 1, 2012 December 6, 2012 Wind turbines 116, 118, 120, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, and 128 and access road to the Site 2 turbines. Shifting turbine locations to accommodate a third party interest group, modifying the disturbance limits at several turbine locations, re-alignment of an access road to minimize potential disturbances, and removal of an approved equipment laydown area.
35 November 21, 2012 December 7, 2012 Wind turbines 49 and 126. Work space modifications at wind turbine pad sites.
36 November 27, 2012 December 19, 2012 Wind turbine 167. Micro-siting a turbine location to mitigate geotechnical siting considerations.
37 February 20, 2013 March 5, 2013 Asphalt paved road between Highway S2 and the 30-acre Substation/Switchyard Work space modification at two planned low water crossings.
38 February 22, 2013 March 5, 20131 Wind turbines 120, 126, and 167 Micro-siting turbine locations to mitigate geotechnical siting considerations.
39 March 29, 2013 April 12, 2013 Area between wind turbines 161 and 168 Placement of soil to minimize the potential for ponding.

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1 Engineering drawings that are proprietary to OE LLC have been redacted from the variance approval.

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