Freeman Gulch 4-Lane Widening (Minor Amendment No. 1, California Endangered Species Act Take Permit No. 2081-2015-036-04 (ITP))

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Summary

SCH Number
2006121082
Lead Agency
Caltrans 6 (Fresno) (California Department of Transportation, District 6)
Document Title
Freeman Gulch 4-Lane Widening (Minor Amendment No. 1, California Endangered Species Act Take Permit No. 2081-2015-036-04 (ITP))
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
4/12/2017
Present Land Use
Mainly open space desert (Bureau of Land Management). Z: Estate, Limited Agriculture, Medium Industrial.

Document Description
This proposed project involves converting the existing 2-lane conventional highway into a 4-lane, divided, controlled-access expressway including placing an asphalt concrete overlay, flattening cut slopes, widening fill slopes, overpass intersections and widening paved shoulders to 5-ft inside and 10-ft outside. The Project will result in permanent impacts to 889.8 acres of Mohave ground squirrel (Spermophilus mohavensis) and desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) habitat. The project may result in incidental take of Mohave ground squirrel and desert tortoise, both of which are designated as threatened species under the CESA. The ITP Minor Amendment referenced above as issued by CDFW authorizes two changes to the ITP, pertaining to the subdivision of Segment/Phase 1 into Segment/Phase 1a tasks (utility relocation) and Segment/Phase 1b (alignment construction), and one additional option for mitigating the Project-related impacts to the Covered Species.

Contact Information
Steve Hulbert
CDFW
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : 559-243-4014 x289

Location

Cities
Ridgecrest
Counties
Kern
Cross Streets
SR-14 / Redrock Inyokern Road
Zip
93527
State Highways
14
Waterways
Little Dixie Wash, Sage Canyon Wash, Freeman Gulch Wash, and two unnamed
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Inyokern

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
1234 E. 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
(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
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
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