Austin Quarry (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2016-051-04), Major Amendment No. 3

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Madera County
Document Title
Austin Quarry (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2016-051-04), Major Amendment No. 3
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has issued a CESA (Fish & G. Code, § 2050 et seq.) ITP, Major Amendment No. 1, Minor Amendment No. 2, and this Major Amendment No. 3 to authorize CalMat Company dba Vulcan Materials Company, West Region to incidentally take California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense) which is listed as threatened under CESA (Fish & G. Code § 2050 et seq.; see Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 670.5, subd. (b)(3)(G). The Project involves the development and operation of a hardrock quarry. The approximately 365.44-acre Project Area encompasses an aggregate mine that will not exceed 257-acres and a processing plant/operations/access road area that will not exceed 92 acres, and a State Route 145 improvement area that will not exceed 17.12 acres to accommodate operation of the Project. Major Amendment No. 3 makes nine specific changes to the ITP, as amended: (1) updates the Permittee’s information; (2) modifies the boundary of the Phase 1 mine area by 6 acres; (3) adds a new interior haul road within Phase 3 mine area; (4) adds installation of a 7-acre 2,800-kilowatt solar facility and associated infrastructure within a 10-acre portion of the 59-acre Phase 4 mine area; (5) adds installation, operations and maintenance of the solar facility and associated infrastructure to the Covered Activities; (6) references the Addendum to the Final Environmental Impact Report prepared and approved by Madera County Planning Department; (7) revises Condition of Approval 8.11 to allow Covered Activities to occur at night during predicted rainfall or rainfall events under certain circumstances; (8) extends the deadline in which to complete the purchase of Covered Species Credits from a CDFW-approved conservation bank; and (9) updates the ITP’s attachments to reflect updates to the adjusted mine Phase areas, the new haul road location, and solar facility within the Project Site. The resulting impacts of the Project to the Covered Species remain the same.

Contact Information

Sarah Bahm
Agency Name
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist)
Contact Types
Responsible Agency


Southern California
Parcel #
051-185-004, 051-183-001
4, 5
Other Location Info
The Project site is located southwest of the intersection of State Route (SR) 145 and SR 41 in central Madera County and approximately 12 miles east of the City of Madera. More specifically, the Project site constitutes portions of the parcels identified as APN 051-185-004 and 051-183-001 located within Sections 4 and 5 of Township 11 South, Range 20 East, Mount Diablo Baseline and Meridian. The Project Location also includes a portion of the SR 145 right-of-way which adjoins the Project Site to the north.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Final Environmental Document Available at
The final EIR prepared by the lead agency for the Project is available to the general public at the office location listed above for the lead agency. CDFW’s administrative record of proceedings related to the incidental take permit is available to the public for review at CDFW’s regional office.


(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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