Alta South Wind Energy Project (Project); California Endangered Species Act (CESA) Incidental Take Permit (ITP) No. 2081-2013-017-04, Minor Amendment No. 4

8 Documents in Project

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, Minor Amendment No. 4
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
The Project as approved by the CDFW, and as originally issued to Alta Wind X, LLC; Alta Wind XIII, LLC; and Alta Wind XIV, LLC (Permitees) 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 CESA. Minor Amendment No. 4 reduces temporary Project impacts from 17.00 acres to 12.00 acres and permanent project impacts from 3.70 acres to 1.40 acres to reflect the actual amounts of temporary and permanent acreages disturbed during construction of the project and extends the deadline for the required acquisition, protection, and transfer of all HM lands. CDFW issued the ITP, Major Amendment No. 2 (which removed the second phase of the project, allowed compliance monitoring to occur during the operation and maintenance (O&M) period only when ground-disturbing activities occur and reduced the reporting requirements during the O&M period from quarterly to annually), Minor Amendment No. 3 (which extends the deadline for the required acquisition, protection and transfer of all Habitat Management lands), and Minor Amendment No. 4 as a Responsible Agency under the CEQA relying on the EIR, and EIR Addendum, and a SEIR 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

559-243-4014

Location

Coordinates
35°01'35"N 118°23'50"W
Cities
Tehachapi Mojave
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 EIR Available Location
1234 East Shaw Ave., 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
(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
Yes
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