Ward Avenue Pipeline Project [California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit (ITP) Amendment No. 2081-2011-036-04 Major Amendment No. 2]

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Summary

SCH Number
1998031109
Lead Agency
Indian Wells Valley Water District
Document Title
Ward Avenue Pipeline Project [California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit (ITP) Amendment No. 2081-2011-036-04 Major Amendment No. 2]
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
The Project, as approved by CDFW on Dec. 21, 2011 and as first amended on Jan. 23, 2013 involves the installation of a 12-inch underground water pipeline within the 30-foot right-of-way easement of Ward Avenue. The project permanently removed 4.56 acres of Mohave ground squirrel (Xerospermophillus mohavensis) and desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) habitat. The ITP Major Amendment No. 2 referenced above, as issued by CDFW authorizes changes to the permanent loss of habitat which potentially increased the amount of direct take of Mohave ground squirrel and desert tortoise for which additional compensation is required, and includes the corresponding adjustments to the remaining acreage amount for future Indian Wells Valley Water District (Permittee) projects requiring State take authorization at the acquired Habitat Management Lands. This Major Amendment No. 2 does not result in a small change to the project footprint and increases the amount of permanently impacted Mohave ground squirrel and desert tortoise habitat from 4.56 to 6 acres.

Contact Information
Benessa Espino
Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)
Central Region (4) 1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

559-243-4014 x274

Location

Cities
Ridgecrest
Counties
San Bernardino
State Highways
395/178
Township
26
Range
39

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
1234 East Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA 93710

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
No
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
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