San Joaquin Cross Valley Loop Transmission Line Project (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2013-050-04 (ITP) Minor Amendment No.

11 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2008081090
Lead Agency
Public Utilities Commission (California Public Utilities Commission)
Document Title
San Joaquin Cross Valley Loop Transmission Line Project (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2013-050-04 (ITP) Minor Amendment No.
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
This Project involves the construction, operations, and maintenance of a 23-mile long double-circuit 220 kilovolt (kV) transmission line looping the existing Big Creek 3-Springville transmission line to the existing Rector substation, creating the new Big Creek 3-Rector and Rector-Springville transmission line circuits. The construction phase of the Project was to result in impacts to 98.30 acres of California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense) habitat including temporary impacts to 52.62 acres and the permanent loss of 45.68 acres of California tiger salamander habitat. The Project was expected to result in incidental take of California tiger salamander, which is designated as a threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act. The ITP referenced above as issued by CDFW authorizes incidental take of species listed under CESA. The construction phase of Project was completed in late-2014 and the Minor Amendment No. 1 (Amendment) includes changes to the ITP as originally issued. These changes include a reduction in the Project construction-related impacts to breeding habitat for the Covered Species, "like for like" compensatory mitigation for those Project construction-related impacts to breeding habitat for the Covered Species; and an extension of the time allowed for the mitigation to be fulfilled.

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

559-243-4014 ext 289

Location

Cities
Visalia Farmersville
Counties
Tulare
Cross Streets
Multiple
Zip
Multiple
Parcel #
Multiple
State Highways
198, 65, 245
Railways
SPRR
Schools
Multiple
Waterways
Lake Kaweah, Friant Kern Canal

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
1234 East 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
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
Yes
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