Down Substation Expansion Project (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2014-032-04 (ITP))

5 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2012011044
Lead Agency
Public Utilities Commission (California Public Utilities Commission)
Document Title
Down Substation Expansion Project (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2014-032-04 (ITP))
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
1/30/2015
Present Land Use
Substation: Vacant; Zoning: General Commercial; GPD: Commercial and Office Use (C)

Document Description
This proposed Project involves the construction and operations and maintenance (O&M) of upgrades and expansion of the existing Downs Substation and performing modifications and upgrades to the associated transmission and telecommunications facilities in the greater Ridgecrest area. The Project will result in permanent impacts to 11.33 acres of Mohave ground squirrel (Spermophilus mohavensis) habitat. The project is expected to result in incidental take of Mohave ground squirrel, which is designated as a threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act. 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
Reagen O'Leary
CDFW Central Region
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : 559-243-4014, ext 244

Location

Coordinates
35°37'18"N 117°41'20.75"W
Cities
Ridgecrest
Counties
Kern San Bernardino
Cross Streets
Downs St. & W. Ridgecrest Blvd. (substation)
Zip
93555
Total Acres
2.5
Parcel #
508-200-06 (4.6)
State Highways
Hwy 178
Railways
Trona, UPRR
Airports
Inyokern Airport
Schools
Ridgecrest Charter,
Township
27S
Range
40E
Section
5
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Inyokern, Argus, Trona

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, 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
No
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(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
No
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