California High-Speed Train Project: Merced to Fresno Major Amendment No. 10 (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2013-025-04 (ITP

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Summary

SCH Number
2009091125
Lead Agency
High Speed Rail Authority, California (California High Speed Rail Authority)
Document Title
California High-Speed Train Project: Merced to Fresno Major Amendment No. 10 (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2013-025-04 (ITP
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
8/8/2019
Project Applicant
California High Speed Rail Authority

Document Description
The Project approved by CDFW consists of the ITP, Minor Amendment No. 1, Major Amendment No. 2, Major Amendment No. 3, Minor Amendment No. 4, Major Amendment No. 5, Major Amendment No. 6, Major Amendment No. 7, Major Amendment No. 8, Major Amendment No. 9, and this Major Amendment No. 10 as referenced above and as issued by CDFW, which addresses construction and operation of the Merced to Fresno segment of the 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 the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). California tiger salamander (Ambystoma caiforniense, CTS), Swainson's hawk (Buteo swainsoni, SWHAJ, San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica, SJKF), and hairy Orcutt grass (Orcuttia pilosa) (collectively, the Covered Species). CTS, SWHA, and SJKF are species designated as threatened and hairy Orcutt grass is designated as endangered under CESA. See NOD for details.

Contact Information
Krista Tomlinson
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : (559) 243-8141

Location

Cities
Fresno Madera
Counties
Fresno Madera
Other Location Info
The Project includes the California High Speed Train (HST) alignment beginning at the intersection of Avenue 19 and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway, in the City of Madera, Madera County, California. From this intersection, the Merced to Fresno HST alignment continues south along the west side of the BNSF Railway until south of Avenue 15, where the· alignment transitions westward toward the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR). Near Avenue 9, the alignment follows along the east side of the UPRR, before crossing the San River and entering the City of Fresno, Fresno County, California. The Project ends south of State Route (SR) 41, adjacent to Los Angeles Street in the City of Fresno.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
The El R/EIS and Addendum 2013-1 and 2013-2 prepared by the lead agency for the Project is available to the general public at the office location listed above for the lead agency. CDFW's administrative record of proceedings related to the incidental take permit is available to the public for review at CDFW's regional office.

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
(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

Attachments

Notice of Determination
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