Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) Crazy Horse Canyon Switching Station and Hollister 115kV Power Line Reconducting Project (California Endangered Species

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Summary

SCH Number
2011031027
Lead Agency
Public Utilities Commission (California Public Utilities Commission)
Document Title
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) Crazy Horse Canyon Switching Station and Hollister 115kV Power Line Reconducting Project (California Endangered Species
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
The Project is comprised of two actions: (1) the reconductoring of an existing power line system by rebuilding it as a double circuit line through the replacement of poles and towers and upgrading the substations and (2) constructing a new switching station to connect several transmission lines together into a common bus. The two actions have overlapping work and impact areas totaling approximately 2.5 acres. Minor Amendment No. 2 extends to 48 months the deadline by which completion of Habitat Managment (HM) land protection must occur. The Project will result in impacts to 79.02 acres of California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense) and San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica) habitat including temporary impacts to 72.1 acres; the Project will permanently remove 6.32 acres of California tiger salamander and San Joaquin kit fox habitat. The Project is expected to result in incidental take of California tiger salamander and San Joaquin kit fox, which are designated as a threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act. The ITP and Major Amendment No. 1, and Minor Amendment No. 2 (collectively, the ITP, as amended) authorizes incidental take of species listed under CESA that may occur as a result of Project Implementation. CDFW issued the ITP, as amended, as a responsible agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) relying on the Mitigated Negative Declarations prepared and certified for the Project by the lead agency, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).

Contact Information
Sarah Bahm
California Department of Fish and Wildlife Central Region
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

559-243-4014, ext 306

Location

Coordinates
36°46'17"N 121°34'52"W
Cities
Hollister San Juan Bautista
Counties
Monterey
Cross Streets
Crazy Horse Canyon Road and San Juan Grade Road
Zip
93907
Total Acres
~25
Parcel #
199-011-001-000
Schools
Lagunita School
Waterways
Gabilan Creek
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Prunedale

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
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
No
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
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