Alta East and Northern Portion of Alta Infill II Wind Energy Project (CA Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit (ITP) No. 2081-2013-016-04, Minor Amendme

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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 (CA Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit (ITP) No. 2081-2013-016-04, Minor Amendme
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
7/12/2013
Present Land Use
Various

Document Description
The project involves the construction and installation of wind turbine generators (WTGs) and supporting infrastructure to operate them as a wind power generation facility. The ITP and Minor Amendment No. 1 authorizes take of Bakersfield cactus and desert tortoise, species designated as endangered and threatened, respectively, under the California Endangered Species Act. Major Amendment No. 2 revises the project description in order to reduce the number and size of WTGs, increase the length of the overhead transmission lines, eliminate the Operations and Maintenance facility and concrete batch plants and reduce the number of meteorological towers. Major Amendment No. 2 also reduces impacts to Bakersfield cactus and desert tortoise habitat from 798.1 acres to 544.64 acres of permanent habitat impacts and from 114.8 acres to 85.73 acres of temporary habitat impacts. CDFW issued the ITP as a responsible agency under the CEQA, relying on an EIS/EIR and Supplemental EIR prepared and certified for the project by the lead agency, County of Kern.

Contact Information
Lori Bono
CDFW
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
Kern County 2700 M Street, Suite 100 Bakersfield, CA 93301

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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