Special Protection System for the Abengoa Mojave Solar Project (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2011-055-06)

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Summary

SCH Number
2011051041
Lead Agency
Public Utilities Commission, California (California Public Utilities Commission)
Document Title
Special Protection System for the Abengoa Mojave Solar Project (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2011-055-06)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
11/13/2013
Present Land Use
Open Space, Agricultural, Rural Residential (adjacent to residential, retail, open space, industrial, prime farmland, and agriculture)

Document Description
The Project involves constructing the Lockhart Substation and associated facilities to interconnect the 250 megawatt Abengoa Mojave Solar Project to Southern California Edison's existing Coolwater-Kramer No. 1 220 kilovolt transmission line. In order to support the interconnection, a telecommunications Special Protection System will be required to provide transmission line protection, monitoring, and remote operation capabilities of the electrical equipment at Lockhart Substation. The Project will result in permanent impacts to 23.22 acres of Mohave ground squirrel (Xerospermophilus mohavensis) and desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) habitat resulting in incidental take of individuals of these species, both of which have been designated as threatened under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). The incidental take permit issued by DFG authorizes incidental take of species listed under CEQA that may occur as a result of Project implementation.

Contact Information
Kimberly Nicol
Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)
Inland Deserts Region 3602 Inland Empire Boulevard, Suite C-220
Ontario, CA 91764

Phone : (909) 466-8462

Location

Coordinates
34°59'47"N 117°18'11"W
Cities
Adelanto Barstow Victorville
Counties
San Bernardino
Cross Streets
CA Hwy 58 & Harper Lake Road
Zip
92347
Total Acres
8-10
Parcel #
Multiple
State Highways
Hwy 58, 15, 40, 18, 395
Railways
Freight RR
Airports
SCLA, Sun Hill Ranch
Schools
Multiple
Waterways
Lakeside and Settlers ditches

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
California Public Utilities Commission 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco CA 94102

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 Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(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
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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