Metropolitan Bakersfield Urban Development California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081 2013-058-04 (ITP) Minor Amendment No. 4

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Summary

SCH Number
1989020264
Lead Agency
City of Bakersfield
Document Title
Metropolitan Bakersfield Urban Development California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081 2013-058-04 (ITP) Minor Amendment No. 4
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
9/2/2021
Document Description
The ITP authorizes take of San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica) and San Joaquin antelope squirrel (Ammospermophilus nelsoni), which are designated threatened pursuant to the California Endangered Species Act (CESA), and Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides) and Bakersfield cactus (Opuntia basilaris var. treleasei) which are designated endangered pursuant to CESA, incidental to the urban development of up to 14,200 acres of Natural Lands or 33,400 acres of Open Lands within the 261,120 acre Metropolitan Bakersfield Habitat Conservation Plan (MBHCP) area, as defined in Figure 2 of the MBHCP, dated April 1994. The ITP as issued by CDFW authorizes incidental take of these species subject to various terms and conditions, including the requirement that all authorized impacts are fully mitigated. Project activities as defined in the ITP is specifically conditioned by the MBHCP, associated Implementation/Management Agreement dated August 15, 1994, and a federal incidental take permit pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(B) of the ESA issued by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service on August 24, 1994. The 14,200 acres of Natural Lands or 33,400 acres of Open Lands that can be developed includes all MBHCP authorized development since 1994; as a result, only a portion of the development acreage contemplated in the 1994 MBHCP remains; as of December 31, 2012, there were 3,116.67 acres converted from Natural Lands to Urban Development, and 18,405.5 acres converted from Open Land to Urban Development. Minor Amendment No. 4 (Amendment) makes three changes to the ITP, as previously amended. The Amendment extends the existing permit expiration date to June 1, 2023; establishes a deadline of January 1, 2023, for payment of the Habitat Mitigation Fee; and establishes the ITP’s expiration date as the deadline for completion of Covered Activities in the Project area.

Contact Information

Name
Craig Bailey
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact Types
Responsible Agency

Location

Cities
Bakersfield
Counties
Kern
Other Location Info
The Project Area is the Metropolitan Bakersfield 2010 General Plan Area (GPA), which encompasses approximately 261,120 acres (408 sq. mi.) in central Kern County, centered on the City of Bakersfield.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Kern
Final Environmental Document Available at
The environmental impact report prepared and certified by the lead agency for the Project is available to the general public at the office location listed above for the lead agency. CDFW’s administrative record of proceedings related to the incidental take permit is available to the public for review at CDFW’s regional office.

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

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