SEC. 17-20.  EC, COASTAL ENERGY FACILITIES, SUB-ZONE.
   (A)   Purpose - The purpose of the EC sub-zone is to provide areas that allow for siting, construction, modification and maintenance of power generating facilities and electrical substations consistent with Policies 51, 52, 54, 55 and 56 of the Oxnard coastal land use plan.  Additionally, the EC sub-zone is designed to provide a framework for coordinating the requirements and responsibilities of applicable city, State and federal regulatory agencies vested with the authority for reviewing energy facility development.  To assure consistency with the Oxnard coastal land use plan, the following coastal act provisions and land use plan policies shall apply:
      (1)   Coastal dependent energy facilities shall be encouraged to locate or expand within existing sites and shall be permitted reasonable long-term growth, where consistent with this article. (Coastal Act, Section 30260)
      (2)   All new energy related development shall conform to the air quality regulations set forth by the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District, the air quality management plan and new source review rule 26. (Policy 29)
      (3)   Energy related development shall not be located in coastal resource areas including sensitive habitats, recreational areas and archeological sites.  All development adjacent to these resource areas or agricultural areas shall be designed to mitigate any adverse impacts. (Policy 30)
      (4)   All new energy related development shall be located and designed to minimize adverse effects upon public access to the beach. (Policy 54)
      (5)   No energy related development shall be located seaward of the 100 year flood/wave run-up line as designated by the U.S. Department of Housing Insurance Program Administration and the land use map of the Oxnard coastal land use plan. (Policy 56)
      (6)   Wastewater from any energy related facilities shall be treated as necessary and put to reuse including, but not limited to the following:
         (a)   Re-injection into the aquifer or ground water recharge system; and
         (b)   Recycling for industrial, agricultural or urban use. (Policy 64)
(`64 Code, Sec. 37-2.11.1)
   (B)   Conditionally permitted uses - The following uses are permitted subject to the approval of a coastal development permit pursuant to the provisions of article V:
      (1)   Off-street public parking facility;
      (2)   Electrical power generating plant and accessory uses normally associated with said power generating facility;
      (3)   Electrical substation; and
      (4)   Natural gas pump and extraction facilities.
(`64 Code, Sec. 37-2.11.2)
   (C)   Applicable provisions - All uses shall be subject to the applicable standards of this chapter, including standards contained in the following sections:
      (1)   Section 17-5, General requirements;
      (2)   Article III, Specific Coastal Development and Resources Standards;
      (3)   Article IV, General Coastal Development and Resource Standards; and
      (4)   Article V, Administration.
(`64 Code, Sec. 37-2.11.3)
(Ord. No. 2034, 2716)