California High Speed Train Project: Merced to Fresno Permitting Phase 1 and Fresno to Bakersfield Section, CP1C Permitting Phase 1 (Amendment No. 11 to Master
NOD - Notice of Determination
Present Land Use
Various (urban[industrial, commercial, and residential, rural residential, agricultiral, and undeveloped)
CDFW has executed Amendment no. 11 to Master Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2013-0060-R4, to the Permittee, CA High-Speed Rail Authority.
Project approved by CDFW consists of the Agreement identified above, which addresses construction and operation of the Merced to Fresno segment of the CA High-Speed Train (HST), as approved by the lead agency, affecting or generally related to fish and wildlife resources subject to the regulatory authority of CDFW, including natural resources subject to Fish and Game Code Section 1600 et seq. The Agreement authorizes certain activities contemplated in Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code that could cause substantial adverse effects to fish and wildlife resources. The Agreement in this respect will facilitate construction and operation of the project. The Project as originally permitted will impact fish and wildlife habitat subject to the notification requirement in Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code within and/or adjacent to the Fresno River, Main Canal, Cottonwood Creek, San Joaquin River, Herndon Canal, Dry Creek Canal, Chowchilla River, North Central Canal, Central Canal West, Central Canal East, an Unnamed Canal, Viau Canal, and Fresno Colony Canal. amendment No. 11 includes a northern extension of the construction footprints to Road 27, an increase in the area of impact involving the proposed construction of a .12 mile long grade separated road overcrossing and inclusion of anticipated impacts to the Schmidt Creek Tributary.
(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
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