Pacific Gas and Electric Hydrotest Program, Desert Test Segments; California Endangered Species Act (CESA) Incidental Take Permit

Summary

SCH Number
2012018158
Lead Agency
Fish & Game Eastern Sierra-Inland Deserts Region
Document Title
Pacific Gas and Electric Hydrotest Program, Desert Test Segments; California Endangered Species Act (CESA) Incidental Take Permit
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
1/20/2012

Document Description
The project involves the hydrotesting and repair or replacement by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) of a combined 1.6 miles of natural gas transmission pipeline referred to as Segments T-57W and T-57E Test A and T-57E Test B located on Line 300 A in close proximity of either side of Kramer Junction, San Bernardino County, Calfironia. The Department of Fish and Game (DFG), for purposes of this notice, has issued PG&E an incidental take permit (ITP) for the project pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 2081, subdivision (b). The ITP authorizes PG&E to take desert tortoise and Mohave ground squirrel incidental to otherwise lawful project activities subject to various conditions of approval prescribed by the Fish and Game Code.

Contact Information
Tonya Moore
California Department of Fish & Game Eastern Sierra-Inland Deser
4665 Lampson Avenue, Suite J
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Phone : (760) 955-8139

Location

Counties
San Bernardino
Other Location Info
Krammer Junction

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
21080 (b), (4); 15269(b), (c)
Reasons for Exemption
Hydrotesting will allow PG&E to identify and repair leaks in the pipeline and to prevent recurrence of an accident similar to the September 9, 2010, San Bruno, California incident where a natural gas pipeline exploded, causing the loss of life and property.

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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