U.S. Windpower Tap 60 kV Replacement Project [California Endangered Species Act (CESA) Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2021-042-03 (ITP)]

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Summary

SCH Number
2010082063
Lead Agency
Alameda County
Document Title
U.S. Windpower Tap 60 kV Replacement Project [California Endangered Species Act (CESA) Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2021-042-03 (ITP)]
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
1/4/2022
Document Description
The Project includes the upgrade of the existing approximately 1.6-mile-long U.S. Windpower Tap between the Vasco-Herdlyn 60 kV power line and the Summit Winds renewable generation facilities. This work requires replacement of approximately 26 wood poles ranging in height from approximately 45 feet to 60 feet, with wood and light duty steel poles approximately 55 feet to 72 feet tall. Project activities include the use of rubber-wheeled auger trucks, crane, boom, bucket, water, dump, and line trucks and trailers, conductor puller-tensioners, vegetation removal equipment, generators, air compressors, and miscellaneous hand tools. Work areas will generally be located in previously disturbed roadsides; however, up to approximately 750 feet of overland travel will be required to some locations, for a total of approximately 2,000 feet. The Project will result in temporary impacts to 4.38 acres and permanent impact to 0.003 acres of California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense) and San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica) grassland habitat. The Project is expected to result in incidental take of California tiger salamander and San Joaquin kit fox, which are designated as threatened species under CESA. The ITP 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

Name
Serge Glushkoff
Agency Name
Lead Agency
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist)
Contact Types
Responsible Agency

Location

Counties
Alameda
Regions
Northern California
Other Location Info
The U.S. Windpower Tap 60 kV Replacement Project (Project) is located in unincorporated Alameda County between the Vasco-Herdlyn 60 kV power line and the Summit Winds Repower Project (Summit Winds) renewable generation facilities in northeast Alameda County, approximately 7.4 miles northeast of the City of Livermore, California at 37°45'42.47"N, 121°40'39.31"W. The U.S. Windpower Tap extends approximately 0.9 mile west and southwest from 4008 Dyer Road, and also south from that address for approximately 0.75 mile, along the east side of Dyer Road. An approximately 1.1-acre staging area will also be established at 3658 Dyer Road (approximately 0.35 mile south of the southernmost work location) for materials and equipment staging and storage for the duration of the Project.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Alameda
Final Environmental Document Available at
The Environmental Impact Report 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.

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
No

Attachments

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