Beacon Photovoltaic Project (California Endangered Species Act (CESA) Incidental Take Permit (ITP) No. 2081-2012-039-04, Minor Amendment No. 2.)

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Summary

SCH Number
2012011029
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Beacon Photovoltaic Project (California Endangered Species Act (CESA) Incidental Take Permit (ITP) No. 2081-2012-039-04, Minor Amendment No. 2.)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
5/6/2015

Document Description
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.

Contact Information
Lori Bono
CDFW Central Region
Lead/Public Agency
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : (559) 243-4014

Location

Cities
California City Mojave
Counties
Kern
Cross Streets
Cheyenne Blvd, Verba Blvd, Anne Avenue, Neuralia Road
Zip
93519
Total Acres
2301
State Highways
Hwy 14
Railways
Southern/UPRR
Waterways
Los Angeles Aqueduct
Township
31S
Range
37E
Section
4,8,9
Base
MDB&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
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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