Alta Oak Creek Mojave Wind Project; California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take permit 2081-2010-011-04, Major Amendment No. 2

35 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2008121044
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Alta Oak Creek Mojave Wind Project; California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take permit 2081-2010-011-04, Major Amendment No. 2
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
The Project, as approved by the Department of Fish and Game (DFG), consists of a Major Amendment to the California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit (ITP) referenced above as originally issued by DFG to Terra-Gen Power, LLC in May 2010 and issued in amended form to Alta Oak 1, LLC; Alta Oak II, LLC; Alta Oak III, LLC; Alta Oak IV, LLC; and Alta Oak V, LLC (collectively, Permittee) for the Alta Oak Mojave Wind Project (AOCM) in August 2010. The ITP as originally issued authorizes take of Bakersfield cactus (Opuntia basilaris var. treleasei) and desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii), species designated as endangered and threatened, respectively, under CESA. The major amendment at issue here, which is the second amendment of the original ITP, removes the operation and maintenance (O&M) activities allowed within an area 500 square feet in size, and instead limits O&M activities to areas previously disturbed during the construction phase of the AOCM. In addition, the second major amendment requires the Permittee to submit as-built plans documenting the permanent structures and temporary disturbance areas associated with construction of the AOCM. DFG issued the original ITP and approved both the first and second major amendments as a responsible agency under the California Environmentally Quality Act (CEQA) relying on an environmental impact report and addendum prepared for the Project, as amended, prepared, certified, and approved by the lead agency, County of Kern.

Contact Information
Julie Vance
DFG - Central Region (4)
1234 E. Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

559-243-4005 x141

Location

Coordinates
35°5'1"N 118°21'0"W
Cities
Tehachapi Mojave
Counties
Kern
Cross Streets
2 mi.es west of the intersection of Highway 58 and Highway 14 in the Mojave Desert
Zip
93501
Total Acres
9780
Parcel #
Multiple
State Highways
SR 58 & SR 14
Railways
No
Airports
No
Schools
No
Waterways
Los Angeles Aquaduct
Township
Multi
Range
Multi
Section
Multi
Base
SBB&M

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
DFG
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
County of Kern, Planning Department Public Services Building 2700 M St., Suite 100 Bakersfield, CA 93301-2370

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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