California High-Speed Train Project: Fresno to Bakersfield Permitting Phase 1 (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2015-024-04 (IT

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Summary

SCH Number
2009091126
Lead Agency
High Speed Rail Authority, California (California High Speed Rail Authority)
Document Title
California High-Speed Train Project: Fresno to Bakersfield Permitting Phase 1 (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2015-024-04 (IT
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
6/11/2015
Present Land Use
Various (urban[industrial, commercial and residential], rural residential, agricultural, and undeveloped)

Document Description
The Project approved by CDFW consists of the ITP identified above, which addresses construction and operation of the Fresno to Bakersfield segment of the California High-Speed Train (HST), as approved by the lead agency, affecting species listed pursuant to the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). For the purposes of CESA, the ITP authorizes take of California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense, CTS), Swainson's hawk (Buteo swainsoni, SWHA), San Joaquin antelope squirrel (Ammospermophilus nelson, SJAS), Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides, TKR), and San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis, SJKF) (collectively, the Covered Species), all in connection with otherwise lawful activities within the Project area. The ITP in this respect will facilitate construction and operation of the Project. The Project will result in impacts to 9.06 acres of upland refugia habitat and 9.64 acres of aquatic breeding habitat for CTS, 148.95 acres of habitat for TKR, 62.03 acres of habitat for SJAS, 2,045.53 acres of foraging habitat and removal of five nest trees for SWHA, and 3,446.20 acres of habitat for SJKF. The Project is expected to result in incidental take of CTS, SJAS, SWHA, and SJKF which are designated as threatened and TKR which is designated as endangered under CESA. The ITP referenced above as issued by CDFW authorizes incidental take of the Covered Species that may occur as a result of Project implementation.

Contact Information
Dyana Valencourt
CDFW Region 4
124 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93720

Phone : (559) 243-4014

Location

Cities
Fresno Shafter
Counties
Fresno Kern Kings Tulare
Zip
various
Total Acres
~114
Parcel #
various
State Highways
Hwy 43, others
Railways
UPRR, BNSF, SJVRR
Airports
Several Local Airports
Schools
Multiple
Waterways
Kings, Tule, & Kern Rivers; Cross & Poso Creeks
Township
variou
Range
variou
Section
variou
Base
various

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
CDFW Region 4, 1234 East Shaw Avenue, Fresno, CA 93720

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
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