Beacon Photovoltaic Project; Amendment No. 1 to Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2012-0088-R4

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Summary

SCH Number
2012011029
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Beacon Photovoltaic Project; Amendment No. 1 to Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2012-0088-R4
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
9/10/2014

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is issuing Amendment No. 1 to Streambed Alteration Agreement 1600-2012-0088-R4 to the Permittee, Charles C. Holloway representing Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The Project as originally permitted includes activities related to the construction and operation of a 250-megawatt net alternating current solar power generating installation. The Project consists of an approximately 2,298-acre plant site and associated transmission line that will develop a total of 2,301 acres. Project components in jurisdictional areas include impacts to jurisdictional washes resulting from the construction of three (3) Arizona-style crossings, improvements to an existing Arizona-style crossing, and desert tortoise-proof fencing associated with Arizona-style crossings at three (3) locations at the plant site boundary associated with a portion of Pine Tree Creek and an unnamed desert dry wash. No other ground disturbance or trenching will occur within jurisdictional desert dry wash and all other Project components and activities will maintain a minimum 50-foot no-disturbance buffer around the dry wash extent. Impacts to Mojave desert wash scrub habitat or specifically to scale broom (Lepidospartum squamatum), which is found in that habitat, will be avoided to the extent feasible, but minor encroachment and related impacts including scale broom removal may occur. Agreement Amendment No. 1 increases the total estimated area of disturbance from all Arizona-style crossings to Pine Tree Creek and the unnamed desert dry wash from 0.03 acre to 0.10 acre to accommodate the increased width of Project access roads.

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

Phone : 559-243-4014, ext 227

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
Kern County Planning Department, 2700 M Street, Suite 100, Bakersfield, CA 93301-2370

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
Yes
(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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