McCoy Solar Energy Project (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2012-026-06 (ITP))

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Summary

SCH Number
2011101007
Lead Agency
Riverside County
Document Title
McCoy Solar Energy Project (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2012-026-06 (ITP))
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
The Project will consist of the development of a 750-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) solar energy generating facility in two units and a 13.2 mile double-circuit 230-kilovolt generation-tie transmission line. Unit 1 will be located on the eastern side of the solar plant site and would generate up to 250-MW of power on 2,259 acres, Unit 2 will be located on the western side and would generate up to 500-MW of power on 2,178 acres. The linear facilities (include Phase l) will be located on 136.2 acres for a total of 4,573.2 acres. The Project will result in impacts to 4,532.9 acres of desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizi) habitat. The project is expected to result in incidental take or desert tortoise, which is designated as a threatened species under 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.

Contact Information
Magdalena Rodriguez
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Inland Deserts Region 3602 Inland Empire Blvd Suite C-220
Ontario, CA 91764

909 844 2520

Location

Coordinates
33°41'44.96"N 114°44'23.47"W
Cities
Blythe Riverside
Counties
Riverside
Cross Streets
North of Interstate 10, Black Rock Road
Zip
92225
Total Acres
4573
Parcel #
812-130-006,-007,-008;818-210-014, etc.
State Highways
Hwy 95
Railways
Union Pacific
Airports
Blythe
Schools
Palo Verde Valley Unified
Waterways
McCoy Wash
Township
5S
Range
21E
Section
36
Base
SBB&M

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
Riverside County 4080 Lemon Street, 12th Floor, Riverside CA 9502-1409

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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