California High-Speed Train Project: Merced to Fresno Permitting Phase 1 and Fresno to Bakersfield Section, CP1 C Permitting Phase 1 (Amendment No. 14 to Master

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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: Merced to Fresno Permitting Phase 1 and Fresno to Bakersfield Section, CP1 C Permitting Phase 1 (Amendment No. 14 to Master
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
11/19/2019

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has executed Amendment No. 14 to Master Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2013-0060-R4 (Agreement), to the Permittee, California High-Speed Rail Authority. The Project approved by CDFW consists of the Agreement identified above, which addresses construction and operation of the Merced to Fresno segment of the California 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, Fresno Colony Canal, and the Schmidt Creek Tributary. Amendment No.14 adds additional temporary and permanent impact areas within Dry Creek Canal, North Central Canal and the Schmidt Creek Tributary, adds Jack and Bore as a Covered Activity, includes avoidance and minimization measures for such activity, increases the required habitat management land for impacts resultant from Amendments 4, 5, and this Amendment No. 14 and adds measures to address long-term delay of compensatory mitigation execution related to mitigation for impacts to the San Joaquin River.

Contact Information
Krista Tomlinson
California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Central Region
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : (559) 543-4014

Location

Cities
Fresno
Counties
Fresno
Other Location Info
The Project will begin at the intersection of Road 27 in Madera County, California (Latitude 37°0'24.59"N, Longitude 120°3'22.39"W). It will continue south along the west side of the BNSF Railway until south of Avenue 15, where the alignment will transition westward toward the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR). Near Avenue 9, the alignment will follow along the east side of the UPRR, before crossing the San Joaquin River and entering the City of Fresno. The Project will end south of the City of Fresno, approximately 1,000 feet south of American Avenue in Fresno County, California (Latitude 36°38.29"N, Longitude 119°45'32.3"W).

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
The final Environmental Impact Report prepared for the project is available to the general public at the office location listed above for the Lead Agency.

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
Yes
(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
2009091125&2009091126_2013-0060_Amend_14_NOD   PDF 510 K

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