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

12 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2008081090
Lead Agency
Public Utilities Commission, California (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
Posted
7/8/2020

Document Description
This Project involves the construction, operation, 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 construction phase of Project was completed in late-2014 and the Minor Amendment No. 4 (Amendment) includes two changes to the ITP as originally issued: an extension of the time allowed for the mitigation obligation to be fulfilled, and change of CDFW contact information.

Contact Information
Benessa Galvan
Department of Fish and Wildlife Central Region
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : (559) 243-4014 ext. 225

Location

Counties
Tulare
Other Location Info
The 23-mile long L-shaped route of the new transmission line consists of: a 10.8-mile north-south trending segment constructed within the county Road 148 right-of-way between the existing Rector substation and a point approximately ¼-mile south of Cottonwood Creek; and a 12.2-mile east-west trending segment extending from that point, easterly across privately held cropland, skirting the north flank of Colvin Mountain, and traversing natural grasslands where it intersects and connects to the existing Big Creek 3-Springville transmission line. The Project is located entirely in Tulare County.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
The environmental impact report prepared and certified 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

Notice of Determination
2008081090_San Joaquin Cross Valley NOD   PDF 256 K

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