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

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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 (Project); California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit (ITP) No. 2081-2013-016
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
The project as approved by the CDFW, and as originally issued to Alta Wind X, LLC; Alta Wind XL, LLC; Alta Wind XII, LLC; Alta Wind XIII, LLC; and Alta Wind XIV, LLC (Permittee) for the Alta East and Northern Portion of Alta Infill II Wind Energy Project in May 2013, involves the construction and installation of wind turbine generators (WTGs) and supporting infrastructure to operate them as a wind power generation facility. The ITP authorizes take of Bakersfield cactus (Opuntia basilaris var. treleasei) and desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii), species designated as endangered and threatened, respectively, under the CESA. Minor Amendment No. 5 reduces temporary Project impacts from 544.64 acres to 271.30 acres and permanent Project impacts from 84.73 acres to 68.63 acres to reflect the actual amounts of temporary and permanent acreages disturbed during construction of the Project. CDFW issued the ITP, Minor Amendment No. 1 (which revised the facility layout where construction activities occurred), Major Amendment No. 2 (which revised the Project Description), Minor Amendment No. 3 (which allowed compliance monitoring to occur during the O&M period only when ground-disturbing activities occurred and reduced the reporting requirement during the O&M period only when ground-disturbing activities occurred and reduced the reporting requirement during the O&M period from quarterly to annually), Minor Amendment NO. 4 (which revised the Permittee and Contact Person information to reflect the transfer in ownership of the Alta East and Northern Portion of Alta Infill II Wind Energy Project), and Minor Amendment No. 4 (which revised the Permittee and Contact Person information to reflect the transfer in ownership of the Alta East and Northern Portion of Alta Infill II Wind Energy Project), and Minor Amendment No. 5 as a responsible agency under CEQA relying on an EIR and SEIR prepared and certified for the project by the lead agency.

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
1234 East Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA 93710

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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