Haiwee Clear Recovery Zone Project; California Endangered Species Act (CESA) Incidental Take Permit (ITP) No. 2081-2014-055-06 (Project)

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Summary

SCH Number
2013021034
Lead Agency
Caltrans 6 (Fresno) (California Department of Transportation, District 6)
Document Title
Haiwee Clear Recovery Zone Project; California Endangered Species Act (CESA) Incidental Take Permit (ITP) No. 2081-2014-055-06 (Project)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
The proposed Project is the issuance of an Incidental Take Permit for the Caltrans Haiwee Clear Recovery Zone project. The purpose of the project is to improve the safety of the southbound lanes from PM 20.3 to PM 22.3 by widening the southbound outside shoulders from five to ten feet wide, installing ground-in shoulder rumble strips, improving the Clear Recovery Zone (CRZ) by flattening the cut and fill of the slope on both sides of the southbound lanes, extending the southbound culverts and removing the large boulders within the southbound CRZ. The project will also involve widening the Los Angeles Aqueduct Bridge #48-15L where it crosses SR 39. As part of this work, the existing bridge will be extended by two feet to allow for ten foot shoulder on the bridge. Existing culverts would be extended to match the new shoulder width and one new culvert would be added. The Project will result in permanent impacts to 6.85 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
Kimberly Nicol
CDFW Inland Deserts Region
3602 Inland Empire Boulevard, Suite C-220
Ontario, CA 91764

909-466-8462

Location

Counties
Inyo
Cross Streets
US 395 2.5 miles north of Coso Junction between post mile 20.3 and post mile 22.3
Total Acres
16.94
State Highways
US 395
Waterways
Los Angeles Aqueduct
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Dunnmovin (Coso Junction)

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
CDFW, Inland Deserts Region, 3602 Inland Empire Boulevard, Suite C-220, Ontario, CA 91764

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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