Alta East and Northern Portion of Alta Infill II Wind Energy Project (Project); California Endangered Species Act Incidnetal Take Permit (ITP) No. 2081-2013-016

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Summary

SCH Number
2011071051
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Alta East and Northern Portion of Alta Infill II Wind Energy Project (Project); California Endangered Species Act Incidnetal Take Permit (ITP) No. 2081-2013-016
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
9/16/2016
Present Land Use
Various

Document Description
The Project as approved by the CDFW, and as originally issued to Alta Wind X, LLC; Alta Wind XI, LLC; Alta Wind XII, LLC; Alta Wind XIII, LLC; and Alta Wind XIV, LLC (Permitees) for the Alta East and Northern Portion of Alta Infill II 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. 5 reduces temporary Project impacts from 544.64 acres to 271.30 acres and permanent project impacts from 84.73 acres to 68.63 acres to reflect the actual amounts of temporary and permanent acreages disturbed during construction activities occurred), Major Amendment No. 2 (which revised the Project Description), Minor Amendment No. 3 (which allowed compliance monitoring to occur during the O&M period only when ground-disturbing activities occurred and reduced the reporting requirement during the O&M period from quarterly to annually), Minor Amendment No. 4 (which revised the Permittee and Contact Person information to reflect the transfer in ownership of the Alta East and Northern Portion of Alta Infill II Wind Energy Project), and Minor Amendment No. 5 as a Responsible Agency under CEQA relying on an EIR and 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

Phone : (559) 243-4014

Location

Coordinates
35°5'4"N 118°14'3"W
Cities
Mojave Tehachapi
Counties
Kern
Cross Streets
2 miles west of the intersection of Hwy 58 and Hwy 14
Zip
93501
Total Acres
2,592
Parcel #
Multiple
State Highways
SR 58 & 14
Railways
Union Pacific
Airports
Mojave
Schools
Mountain View Cont.
Waterways
Los Angeles Aqueduct
Township
mult.
Range
mult.
Section
mult.
Base
SBB&M

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
1234 East Shaw Avenue, Frenso, 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
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

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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