California Valley Solar Ranch Project (Project) California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2011-044-04 Minor Amendment No. 4)

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Summary

SCH Number
2009021009
Lead Agency
San Luis Obispo County
Document Title
California Valley Solar Ranch Project (Project) California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2011-044-04 Minor Amendment No. 4)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
The Project entails constructing, operating, and maintaining a 250-megawatt solar photovoltaic energy facility, including solar panel arrays, gathering power lines, a substation, access roads, buildings, two evaporation ponds, and an approximately three-mile long generation tie-line to convey electricity to the existing Morro-Bay-Midway transmission line. The Project as originally permitted would result in permanent impacts to 1,782 acres and temporary impacts to 80 acres of San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica), giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens), and San Joaquin antelope squirrel (Ammospemophilus nelsoni) habitat. The Project is expected to result in incidental take permit and the previous three Amendments (collectively referred to herein as "ITP) for this Project, as issued by the Department of Fish and Game, authorizes incidental take of species listed under CESA that may occur as a result of Project implementation. Minor Amendment No. 4 to the ITP adds a fourth phase to mitigation lands acquisition and allows that acquisition to occur after the final construction phase, permits a specific activity to occur at night. Includes additional habitat restoration activities as Covered Activities, reduces the allowable permanent impact by 195 acres, increases the allowable temporary impacts by 131 acres, and replaces the Project layout maps with more accurate, up-to-date, Project plan sheets that reflect minor adjustments in the Project footprint.

Contact Information
Julie Vance
Department of Fish and Game (DFG)
Central Region (4) 1234 East Shaw Ave.
Fresno, CA 93710

559 243 4014

Location

Coordinates
35°19'52.07"N 119°54'3.32"W
Cities
San Luis Obispo
Counties
San Luis Obispo
Cross Streets
Hwy. 58 & Soda Lake Road
Total Acres
6.8 sq. miles
State Highways
Hwy 58

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
DFG
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
County of San Luis Obispo Department of Planning and 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 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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