Pine Tree Wind Development Project

7 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2004041076
Lead Agency
Los Angeles County
Document Title
Pine Tree Wind Development Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
4/19/2006
Present Land Use
Natural Reserve and Agriculture / Estate, 20-acre min. / Extensive Agriculture and Extensive Agriculture / Steep Slope

Document Description
LADWP proposes to construct, operate, and maintain the Pine Tree Wind Development Project, a wind energy generation project, consisting of eighty 1.5-megawatt wind turbine generators. The project would also include several meteorological towers, an underground and overhead electrical collection system, a substation, an operations and maintenance (O&M) facility and yard, an approximately 8-mile-long 230-kilovolt (kV) transmission line, and associated access roads. The 230-kV transmission line would connect the proposed project substation to the existing LADWP Inyo-Rinaldi 230-kV transmission line. Portions of the project that will occur in covered species habitat are limited to project components that would occur in Jawbone and Pine Tree Canyons. These components include the existing access roads, and the switching station in Pine Tree Canyon. Only project components that occur within threatened and endangered habitat are addressed in the above Incidental Take Permit. The project will result in permanent impacts to approximately 5.05 acres of occupied habitat and the temporary loss of 27.45 acres of occupied habitat for desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) and/or Mohave ground squirrel (Spermophilus mohavensis), species which are designated as threatened under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). The permit referenced above as issued by CDFG authorizes incidental take of the species under CESA that may occur as a result of project implementation.

Contact Information
Julie Vance
California Department of Fish and Game
1234 E. Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : (559) 243-4014 x222

Location

Cities
California City Mojave Tehachapi
Counties
Kern
Cross Streets
Jawbone Canyon Road / SR 14
Total Acres
~ 8,500
State Highways
14
Township
30S,
Range
35E,
Section
34, 35
Base
MDBM
Other Information
Township: 31S Range: 36E Section: 1-3, 11-14

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Department of Fish and Game
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power 111 N. Hope Street, Room 1044 Los Angeles, CA 90012-2694

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 Negative Declaration 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 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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