Panoche Valley Solar Project (Project) (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit (ITP) No. 2081-2014-035-04) Amendment No. 3 (Major Amendment)

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Summary

SCH Number
2010031008
Lead Agency
San Benito County
Document Title
Panoche Valley Solar Project (Project) (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit (ITP) No. 2081-2014-035-04) Amendment No. 3 (Major Amendment)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
5/14/2018
Present Land Use
Agricultural Rangeland

Document Description
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 1022.4 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. 3, a Major Amendment, reduces the extent of the project from 2,154 acres to 1244.6 acres and reduces the habitat mitigation requirements. 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.

Contact Information
David Hacker
CDFW
1234 East Shaw Ave.
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : (805) 594-6152

Location

Coordinates
36°38'11"N 120°52'42"W
Counties
San Benito
Cross Streets
Panoche Road and Little Panoche Road
Zip
95043
Total Acres
2506
Parcel #
Multiple
State Highways
No
Railways
No
Airports
No
Schools
Panoche
Waterways
Panoche Creek, Las Aguilas Creek
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Panoche

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
1234 E. Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA 93710

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
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

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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