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

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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 (ITP) No. 2081-2013-016-04, Minor Amendme
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
The project involves the construction and installation of wind turbine generators (WTGs) and supporting infrastructure to operate them as a wind power generation facility. The ITP and Minor Amendment No. 1 authorizes take of Bakersfield cactus and desert tortoise, species designated as endangered and threatened, respectively, under the California Endangered Species Act. Major Amendment No. 2 revises the project description in order to reduce the number and size of WTGs, increase the length of the overhead transmission lines, eliminate the Operations and Maintenance facility and concrete batch plants and reduce the number of meteorological towers. Major Amendment No. 2 also reduces impacts to Bakersfield cactus and desert tortoise habitat from 798.1 acres to 544.64 acres of permanent habitat impacts and from 114.8 acres to 85.73 acres of temporary habitat impacts. CDFW issued the ITP as a responsible agency under the CEQA, relying on an EIS/EIR and Supplemental EIR prepared and certified for the project by the lead agency, County of Kern.

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

559 243-4014

Location

Coordinates
35°0'4"N 118°21'0"W
Cities
Tehachapi Mojave
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
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
Kern County 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
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
No
(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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