Topaz Solar Farm Project (CA Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2011-041-04 Minor Amendment No. 8)

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Summary

SCH Number
2008091026
Lead Agency
San Luis Obispo County
Document Title
Topaz Solar Farm Project (CA Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2011-041-04 Minor Amendment No. 8)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
7/18/2013
Present Land Use
Agriculture

Document Description
The Project includes installing and operating arrays of photovoltaic modules and associated electrical production and transmission infrastructure. The Project will tie directly into the existing Pacific Gas and Electric Morro Bay/Midway 230 kV transmission line. Project construction will take approximately three years. The Project will result in impacts to 3,510 acres of San Joaquin Kit fox habitat. The Project is expected to result in incidental take of San Joaquin kit fox, which is designated as a threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act. The incidental take permit for this Project, as issued by the Department of Fish and Wildlife, authorizes incidental take of species listed under CESA that may occur as a result of Project implementation. Minor Amendment 8 allows the Permittee to post security for additional HM Lands enhancement costs, adjusts the cost estimates, describes how CDFW will credit the Permittee for completing initial enhancement tasks, and allows alternative methods of preventing entrapment and injury of Covered Species in excavations. The activities covered in the ITP, the extent of the Project's impacts, and the extent of habitat compensation lands are unchanged.

Contact Information
Dave Hacker
CDFW Central Region (4)
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : (805) 594-6152

Location

Coordinates
35°25'3.143"N 120°4'3.937"W
Counties
San Luis Obispo
Cross Streets
Hwy. 58 and Bitterwater Road
Total Acres
9.7 sq.mi.
State Highways
Hwy 58
Schools
Atascadero Unified School District
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: California Valley

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
County of San Luis Obispo Department of Planning & Building San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

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
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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