Addison Energy Wind Project (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit (ITP) No. 2081-2014-042-04, Minor Amendment No. 1

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Summary

SCH Number
2011071049
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Addison Energy Wind Project (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit (ITP) No. 2081-2014-042-04, Minor Amendment No. 1
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
2/26/2015
Present Land Use
Vacant/A-1 (Limited Agriculture) and E(2) (Estate, 20 acres)/1.1 (State or Federal Land), 1.1/2.4 (State or Federal Land/Steep Slope Physical Constraint); 8.3 (Extensive Agriculture), 8.4 (Mineral and Petroleum); 8.4/2.4 (Mineral and Petroleum/Steep Slope Physical Constraint); 8.5 (Resource Management), 8.5/2.4 (Resources Management/Steep Slope Physical Constraint); 8.5/2.5 (Resource Management/Flood Hazard Physical Constraint)

Document Description
The Project involves the development of a wind energy production facility on an approximately 1,325-acre site. Project activities would occur on a smaller area within the 1,325-acre site and would include clearing, grubbing, and grading for roads, a laydown area, wind turbine pads, a substation, meteorological towers, and underground and overhead transmission and collection lines. The Project is expected to result in incidental take of desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) and Mohave ground squirrel (Spermophilus mohavensis), which are designated as threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act (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. Minor Amendment No. 1 modifies the Project description to include construction of a new operation and maintenance (O&M) facility, increases CESA listed species impacts by five (5) additional acres, increases the compensatory mitigation by five (5) acres, which increases the funding obligations, and replaces Figure 2d with a site map showing the additional O&M impact area. CDFW issued the ITP and Minor Amendment No. 1 as a responsible agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), relying on Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) certified for the Project by the lead agency, Kern County.

Contact Information
Lisa Gymer
CDFW Central Region
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : 559-243-4014 ext 238

Location

Coordinates
35°02'28"N 118°15'30"W
Cities
Mojave
Counties
Kern
Cross Streets
Oak Creek Road and 70th Street West
Zip
93501
Total Acres
1600
Parcel #
various
State Highways
Hwy 58, 14
Railways
Union Pacific Line
Airports
Mojave Air and Spaceport
Schools
Several
Waterways
Los Angeles Aqueduct
Township
11N
Range
13W
Section
Multi
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 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
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

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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