Barren Ridge Renewable Transmission Project: Barren Ridge Substation Expansion (Project) California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2013-

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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 Substation Expansion (Project) California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2013-
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
8/5/2022
Document Description
The Project, as approved by CDFW, consists of a Major Amendment No. 3. The Project previously approved involved the 14.93-acre expansion and the operation and maintenance of an existing 2.9-acre switching station. Project activities included the installation of electrical structures and equipment for transmission lines, a staging area, and extension and expansion of a drainage ditch creating a switching station size of 17.83 acres. Major Amendment No. 3 involves the further expansion of the switching station by 1.60 acres for the construction of a stormwater retention basin and relocation of an existing dirt access road creating a total switching station size of 19.43 acres. The Project as authorized in Amendment No. 3 will result in 1.60 acres of additional permanent impact to desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) and Mohave ground squirrel (Xerospermophilus mohavensis) habitat. The Project is expected to result in incidental take of desert tortoise and Mohave ground squirrel, which are designated as a threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA).

Contact Information

Name
Carrie Swanberg
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Sr. Environmental Scientist (Specialist)
Contact Types
Responsible Agency

Location

Cities
California City
Counties
Kern
Regions
Countywide
Other Location Info
The Barren Ridge Switching Station Expansion (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
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Kern
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 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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