Downs Substation Expansion Project (California Endangered Species Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2014-032-04 (ITP) Minor Amendment No. 1)

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Summary

SCH Number
2012011044
Lead Agency
Public Utilities Commission, California (California Public Utilities Commission)
Document Title
Downs Substation Expansion Project (California Endangered Species Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2014-032-04 (ITP) Minor Amendment No. 1)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
7/5/2016
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 is expected to 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 threated species under CESA. 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. Minor Amendment No. 1 (Amendment) documents the use of excess Tehachapi Renewable Energy Transmission Project (ITP No. 2081-2010-028-05) HM Lands for HM Lands for the Project and the Tehachapi Renewable Energy Transmission Project to be managed in an integrated manner. The Amendment also holds both the Project and the Tehachapi Renewable Energy Transmission Project jointly and severally liable for requirements associated with HM Lands. The resulting impacts tot he Covered Species, however, including the timing and number of acres of habitat that will be lost as a result of the Project, will remain the same.

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 Environmental Document Available at
1234 East Shaw Ave., 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 Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(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
No

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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