Alta South Wind Energy Project (Project): California Endangered Species Act (CESA) Incidental Take Permit (ITP) No. 2081-2013-017-04, Major Amendment No. 3

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Summary

SCH Number
2011051023
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Alta South Wind Energy Project (Project): California Endangered Species Act (CESA) Incidental Take Permit (ITP) No. 2081-2013-017-04, Major Amendment No. 3
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
6/8/2015
Present Land Use
Vacent, grazing, recreation / A (Exclusive Agriculture); A GH (Exclusive Agriculture - Geologic Hazard Combining); E(20) RS (Estate 20 acres - Residential Subburban Combining).

Document Description
The Project as approved by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), and as originally issued to Alta Wind X, LLC; Alta Wind XI, LLC; Alta Wind XIII, LLC; and Alta Wind XIV, LLC (Permittees) for the Alta South Wind Energy Project in May 2013, involves the construction and installation of wind turbine generators (WTGs) and supporting infrastructure to operate them as a wind power generation facility. The ITP authorizes take of Bakersfield cactus (Opuntia basilaris var. treleasei) and desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii), species designated as endangered and threatened, respectively, under the California Endangered Species Act. Minor Amendment No. 3 extends the deadline for the required acquisition, protection and transfer of all Habitat Management lands and recordation of any required conservation easements from May 23, 2015 to May 23, 2016. CDFW issued the ITP, Major Amendment No. 1 (which changed the Project Description to include two distinct phases), Major Amendment No. 2 (which removed the second phase of the Project, allowed compliance monitoring to occur during the requirement and maintenance (O&M) period only when ground-disturbing activities occur and reduced the reporting requirement during the O&M period from quarterly to annually, and Minor Amendment No. 3 as a Responsible Agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) relying on the Environmental Impact Report (EIR), an EIR Addendum, and a Supplemental EIR prepared and certified for the Project by the lead agency, County of Kern.

Contact Information
Lori Bono
CDFW Central Region
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : (559) 243-4014

Location

Coordinates
35°01'35"N 118°23'50"W
Cities
Mojave Tehachapi
Counties
Kern
Cross Streets
Oak Creek and Tehachapi-Willow Springs Road
Zip
93560
Total Acres
3,808
Parcel #
Various
State Highways
No
Railways
No
Airports
No
Schools
No
Waterways
No
Township
10N
Range
15W
Section
1
Base
SBB&M

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 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
No
(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
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