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

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Summary

SCH Number
2012011029
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Beacon Photovoltaic Project (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2012-039-04 (ITP))
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
The Project as approved by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) consists of a Minor Amendment to the California Endangered Species Act (CESA) ITP referenced above as originally issued by CDFW to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (Permitee) for the Beacon Photovoltaic Project in November 2013. The ITP as originally issued authorizes take of desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) and Mohave ground squirrel (Spermphilus mohavensis), species designated as endangered and threatened, respectively, under CESA. The Amendment as approved allows for the initiation of some construction-related activities prior to the installation of desert tortoise exclusion fencing with prior CDFW written approval. If deemed warranted, CDFW may require the presence of an onsite designated biologist and the installation of temporary desert tortoise exclusion fencing around the perimeter of construction areas authorized in this manner. CDFW issued the original ITP and approved the Amendment as a responsible agency under the California Environment Quality Act (CEQA) relying on an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) prepared and certified for the Project by the lead agency, County of Kern.

Contact Information
Craig Bailey
CDFW
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

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 EIR Available Location
CDFW, Central Region, 1234 East Shaw Avenue Fresno, California 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 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
No
(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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