Panoche Valley Solar Project (Project) (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit (ITP) No. 2081-2014-035-04) Amendment No. 2 (Minor Amendment)
NOD - Notice of Determination
Present Land Use
This proposed Project involves construction, operation, and maintenance of an approx. 247 megawatt solar photovoltaic energy facility, including solar panel arrays, a substation, project roads, and perimeter fencing. The Project will result in permanent impacts to 1,688.2 acres and temporary impacts to 465.8 acres of San Joaquin kit fox (SJKF) (Vulpes macrotis mutica), giant kangaroo rat (GKR) (Dipodmys ingens), CA tiger salamander (CTS) (Ambystoma californiense), and San Joaquin antelope squirrel (SJAS) (Ammospermophilus nelsoni) habitat; the Project will permanently remove 1,688.2 acres of SJKF, GKR, CTS, and SJAS habitat. The project is expected to result in incidental take of SJKF, CTS, and SJAS habitat. The Project is expected to result in incidental take of SJKF, CTS, and SJAS, which are designated as threatened species and GKR, which is designated as an endangered species under the CESA. Amendment No. 2, a Minor Amendment, extends the deadline for transferring fee title of Habitat Management Lands by approx. 3 months. The incidental take permit referenced above as issued by CDFW authorizes incidental take of species listed under CESA that may occur as a result of Project implementation.
(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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