California Flats Solar Project (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit (ITP) No. 2081-2015-027-04, Amendment No. 2, a major amendment

13 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2013041031
Lead Agency
Monterey County
Document Title
California Flats Solar Project (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit (ITP) No. 2081-2015-027-04, Amendment No. 2, a major amendment
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
12/5/2016
Present Land Use
Grazing/Farmland/160 (F/160) and Permanent Grazing/160 (PG/160)/Agricultural

Document Description
Project involves the construction, operation and maintenance, and decommissioning of a 280-megawatt solar power generating facility on approx. 2,367 acres of undeveloped grassland. The project is composed of four main components: solar development areas, a transmission line corridor, an access road, and a utility corridor. The project is expected to result in incidental take of San Joaquin kit fox (SJKF) and CA tiger salamander (CTS), which are designated as threatened species under the CESA. The ITP referenced above as issued by CDFW authorizes incidental take of the two species listed under CESA that may occur as a result of Project implementation, including temporary impacts to 213 acres and permanent impacts to 2,154 acres of SJKF and CTS habitat. Amendment No. 1 modified the Project Description and several Conditions of Approval to clarify allowable activities. Amendment No. 2 modifies the night work language to allow for limited pre-sunrise and post-sunset use foo the main access road, adds a Condition of Approval that further defines use of the main access road, and adds to the language pertaining to compensatory mitigation to include the option to purchase acres of Covered Species credits from a CDFW-approved mitigation or conservation bank.

Contact Information
Lisa Gymer
CDFW Central Region
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : 559-243-4014 x238

Location

Coordinates
35°51'27.47"N 120°18'.19"W
Counties
Monterey
Cross Streets
Highway 41 and Highway 46
Zip
93426
Total Acres
3000
Parcel #
43 parcels
State Highways
Hwy 41, 46
Railways
No
Airports
No
Schools
No
Waterways
Cottonwood Creek (on-site)
Township
24S
Range
15E
Section
12

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
1234 E. 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
Yes
(2b) 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
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