U.S. Borax, Inc. Life of Mine Project [California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2005-015-04 (ITP) Minor Amendment No. 1]

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Summary

SCH Number
2002121007
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
U.S. Borax, Inc. Life of Mine Project [California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2005-015-04 (ITP) Minor Amendment No. 1]
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
4/24/2019

Document Description
The 1,833-acre borax mine project will include increasing the existing U.S. Borax mine overburden and gangue stockpile areas in both area and height, construction of four new boric acid ponds, construction of four flood control catchment basins, and construction of desert tortoise exclusion berms around each new discrete areas of expansion. The Project will result in impacts to approximately 1,798 acres of habitat for Mohave ground squirrel (Spermophilus mohavensis) and desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizi,), species which are designated as threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act. The ITP Minor Amendment No. 1 referenced above as issued by CDFW updates the Contact Person/Project Representative, includes the option to use a qualified biological monitor to assist the Authorized Biologist, and authorizes appropriately trained Permittee staff to move and relocate desert tortoise found in the active portion of the mine facility and in eminent danger.

Contact Information
Jennifer Giannetta
CDFW
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : (559) 243-4014

Location

Counties
Kern San Bernardino
Other Location Info
The Project is located primarily in the northern and eastern areas of the U.S. Borax, Boron Operations Mine near Boron, California. The Project Area is located in portions of Sections 1, 2, 10, 12, and 16, T11 N, R8W, and Sections 20, 21, 29, 30, T11 N, R7W, SBB&M, in Kern and San Bernardino Counties.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
1234 East Shaw Avenue 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
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
No

Attachments

Notice of Determination
2002121007   PDF 397 K

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