Maricopa Sun Solar Complex Project (Project) (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2014-060-04 (ITP))

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Summary

SCH Number
2010031034
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Maricopa Sun Solar Complex Project (Project) (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2014-060-04 (ITP))
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
12/18/2014
Present Land Use
A (Exclus Ag) / General Plan: 8.1 (Inten Ag); 8.1/2.3 (Inten Ag/shallow ground water) 8.1/2.5 (Inten Ag/flood hazard) 8.3 (Exten Ag); 8.3/2.5 (Ext Ag/Flood hazard); vacant land

Document Description
The Project, as permitted by CDFW, involves the construction, operation, and decommissioning of a 3,856.1-acre photovoltaic solar facility and associated on-site distribution lines, as well as the permanent conservation of 5,692.6 acres of on-site and nearby off-site lands. The Project will result in permanent impacts to 3,798.2 acres of San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica), San Joaquin antelope squirrel (Ammospermophilus nelsoni), and Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides) (collectively, Covered Species) habitat and temporary impacts to 57.9 acres of utility and railroad easements. The Project is expected to result in incidental take of San Joaquin kit fox and San Joaquin antelope squirrel, which are designated as threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA) and Tipton kangaroo rat, which is designated as an endangered species 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
Lisa Gymer
CDFW Central Region
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : 559-243-4014, ext 238

Location

Coordinates
35°07'41"N 119°18'52"W
Cities
Bakersfield Taft
Counties
Kern
Cross Streets
Old River Road and Gardner Field Road
Zip
93249
Total Acres
9,027
Parcel #
various
State Highways
Hwy 14 & 33, I-5
Railways
Sunset Railway
Airports
Private
Township
32S
Range
25/25E
Section
variou
Base
MDB&M
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Taft
Other Information
Long/Lat Cont: 35, 7, 8N/119, 8, 33W 35, 6, 5N/119, 5, 9W

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
CDFW Central Region, 1234 East Shaw Avenue, 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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