The Project as approved by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), and as originally issued to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (Permittee) for the Beacon Photovoltaic Project in November 2013, involves the construction, operation and decommissioning of a solar power generation facility. The ITP and Major Amendment No. 1 (collectively, the ITP, as amended) authorizes take of desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) and Mohave ground squirrel (Spermophilus mohavensis), species designated as endangered and threatened, respectively, under CESA. First, Minor Amendment No. 2 revises the Project Description to allow for a temporary increase in the width of the main Project access road to the east of the railroad crossing, from 30 feet to 75 feet to accommodate construction equipment. Second, Minor Amendment No. 2 allows for the permanent widening and installation of 100 feet of 16-inch tall, 1-foot wide concrete curbing on the main Project access road, at the railroad crossing, in order for the Project to conform to current rail line crossing safety standards. Third, Minor Amendment No. 2 extends the deadline for the required acquisition, protection and transfer of all Habitat Management lands and recordation of any required conservation easements from May 14, 2015 to May 14, 2016. CDFW issued the ITP, as amended, as a responsible agency under the California Environmental Quality Act relying on an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) prepared and certified for the Project by the lead agency, County of Kern.