Barren Ridge Renewable Transmission Project: Barren Ridge Switching Station (Project); Minor Amendment No. 2 to the CESA Incidental Take Permit (ITP)

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Summary

SCH Number
2008041038
Lead Agency
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Document Title
Barren Ridge Renewable Transmission Project: Barren Ridge Switching Station (Project); Minor Amendment No. 2 to the CESA Incidental Take Permit (ITP)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
8/27/2021
Document Description
The Project involves the 14.93-acre expansion of an existing 2.9-acre switching station (for a total 17.83 acre station), including the construction of electrical structures and equipment for transmission lines associated with industrial-sized solar and wind facilities. Project work began in 2014. The Project is expected to result in incidental take of desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) and Mohave ground squirrel (Xerospermophilus mohavensis), which are designated as a threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act. The ITP referenced above, as amended, authorizes incidental take of these two species that may occur as a result of Project implementation. Amendment No. 2 allows for the use of biological monitors to assist designated biologists and replaces a figure attachment, correcting a discrepancy.

Contact Information

Name
Carrie Swanberg
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact Types
Responsible Agency

Location

Counties
Kern
Other Location Info
The Project is located approximately 9 miles north of California City, Kern County, approximately 0.5 mile west of Highway 14, and approximately 0.25 mile north of Pine Tree Road.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Los Angeles
Final Environmental Document Available at
The EIR prepared 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 as amended 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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