California Flats Solar Project (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit (ITP) No. 2081 2015-027-04, Amendment No. 6, a major amendment

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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. 6, a major amendment
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
2/12/2021

Document Description
The Project involves the construction, operation and maintenance, and decommissioning of a 280-megawatt solar power generating facility on approximately 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 California tiger salamander (CTS), which are designated as threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act (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 214.57 acres and permanent impacts to 2,156.6 acres of SJKF and CTS habitat. Amendment No. 6 modifies the Project Description to include a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) and transmission line from the BESS to the substation modification area; and allows for an increase of permanently disturbed acreage of 2.6 acres as a result of the BESS and modified substation construction, and a permanent impact of 0.001-acre (48 square feet) and a temporary impact of 1.57 acres (68,568 square feet) as a result of the construction of the transmission line from the BESS to the substation modification area.

Contact Information
Annee Ferranti
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Responsible Agency
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : (559) 243-4005 ext. 141
annee.ferranti@wildlife.ca.gov

Location

Counties
Monterey San Luis Obispo
Other Location Info
North of the intersection of State Route (SR) 41 and SR 46 and northeast of Cholame Valley Road, approximately 25 miles northeast of the City of Paso Robles.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Monterey
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 Mitigated or 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
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

Notice of Determination
2013041031_NOD_2081-2015-027-04_Amend6   PDF 193 K

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