The Lassen County Planning Commission solicits the aid of public agencies and the general public in consideration of the following item:

Applicant and/or 

Property Owner:Fourth Element Wind LLC

File:Use Permit #2024-006

Project: The permitting of a temporary meteorological tower to measure wind speed, direction, and other meteorological variables. The tower will be up to 262 feet (79.85 meters) in height.  Said tower will be removed no later than five years from the date of approval (if approved), unless a new use permit is secured.  For safety, orange marker balls will be mounted on the guywires and if the tower is over 197 feet, FAA approved lighting will be installed. Data collected at the site is being transmitted remotely by cellular or satellite comms to avoid frequent site visits. The project is exempt from CEQA under Section 15306 of the Guidelines.

Location: The proposed tower location is 16 miles northwest of the intersection of Cleghorn Rd and Hwy 139, and 48 miles northwest of Susanville.

Zoning: The project site is zoned T-P-Z (Timber Production Zone District) and is designated “Extensive Agriculture” per the Lassen County General Plan, 2000.  

A.P.N.: 051-120-011

Staff Contact: Matt Oden, Associate Planner


The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on this item at 1:35 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 707 Nevada Street, Susanville, California.  All interested persons and agencies are invited to attend the meeting and be heard, or to submit comments to the Commission prior to the meeting, c/o Department of Planning and Building Services, 707 Nevada Street, Suite 5, Susanville, California 96130.

For the County of Lassen,

Maurice L. Anderson, Secretary