Alta East and Northern Portion of Alta Infill II Wind Energy Project; CA Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2013-016-04 (ITP)

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Summary

SCH Number
2008121044
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Alta East and Northern Portion of Alta Infill II Wind Energy Project; CA Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2013-016-04 (ITP)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
5/20/2013
Present Land Use
Zoned: A-1 (Limited Agriculture) and E 20 (Estate Residential, 20 acres) Designated: 1.1 (State or Federal Land); 8.3 (Extensive Ag, 20 acre min); 8.4 (Mineral and Petroleum, Minimum 5 Acre Size); 8.5 (Resource Management, min 20 acre); 1.1/2.4 (Steep Slope); 8.4 /2.4; 8.5 /2.5 (Flood Hazard)

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is executing a Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code. The Project includes construction and operation of an 800-megawatt maximum wind energy generation facility. Major components of the Project includes two (2) permanent and three (3) temporary meteorological towers, 26.24 miles of access roads, fencing, clearing and grading, underground communication cables, underground and overhead collection systems, overhead transmission lines, one (1) collector substation, up to three (3) concrete batch plants, one (1) laydown area, two (2) aqueduct bridge crossings, one (1) operations and maintenance (O&M) facility, and O&M activities. Grading for the Project will excavate, contour and place fill in a portion of several unnamed ephemeral tributaries to Rogers Dry Lake and Rosamond Dry Lake. Project components that will occur in CDFW jurisdictional areas include road construction, culvert and rip-rap installation, tributary realignment due to turbine pad construction, and the trenching of underground electrical collection lines.

Contact Information
Lori Bono
CDFW
Central Region 1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : 559 243-4014 ext 350

Location

Coordinates
35°0'4"N 118°21'0"W
Cities
Mojave Tehachapi
Counties
Kern
Cross Streets
The project is located west of Highway 14 and on the north and south side of Highway 58 Mojave
Zip
93501, 560
Total Acres
9,780
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
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Twin Oaks & Walker Basin

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Kern County Planning Department
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
Kern County Planning Department 2700 M Street, Suite 100, Bakersfield CA 93301

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
(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
N/A
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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