Twisselman Aggregate Surface Mine (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2011-069-04 Minor Amendment No. 2)

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Summary

SCH Number
2009021009
Lead Agency
San Luis Obispo County
Document Title
Twisselman Aggregate Surface Mine (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2011-069-04 Minor Amendment No. 2)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
1/22/2013
Present Land Use
Agriculture

Document Description
The project involves the development of an aggregate mine with a total Project area of 23.2 acres, 9.7 acres are already heavily disturbed by past excavation activities. The mine will be developed in three phases. Phase 1 is expected to last up to 2 years and will provide aggregate for the California Valley Solar Ranch Project (ITP 2081-2011-044-04) and potentially for the Topaz Solar Farm (ITP 2081-2011-041-04). Phase 2 and 3 are expected to last 20 to 30 years and will serve the need of the surrounding area for aggregate material. The Project will permanently remove 14.62 acres of habitat, and temporarily impact 4.34 acres of habitat. The Project is expected to result in incidental take of San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica), San Joaquin antelope squirrel (Ammospermophilus nelsoni), and giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens) (Covered Species), species designated as threatened, threatened, and endangered respectively under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). The ITP referenced above as issued by CDFW authorizes incidental take of Covered Species, subject to various terms and conditions, including the requirement that all authorized impacts are fully mitigated. Minor Amendment No. 2 to the Incidental Take Permit replaces Figure 3 of the ITP with Attachment 1 of Minor Amendment 2 to revise and more accurately illustrate the Project's Limit of Work (LOW). The revised LOW allows a small extension associated with a culvert that is part of the grading and drainage plan. The LOW is also reduced in the southwest corner of the Project area, so the total vegetation and ground disturbance from Project Implementation will be the same. This amendment does not authorize any changes to the Project impacts or the associated mitigation requirements.

Contact Information
Craig Bailey
Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)
Lead/Public Agency
Central Region (4) 1234 East Shaw Ave.
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : 559 243 4014 ext 261

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
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
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 Mitigated or 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
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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