Gaviota Curve Realignment Project (EA 05-0T630)

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Summary

SCH Number
2013051062
Lead Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 5
Document Title
Gaviota Curve Realignment Project (EA 05-0T630)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
9/3/2015
Present Land Use
Immediate area is zoned as transportation corridor, and will impact a portion of area zoned as recreation.

Document Description
This 2081 permit is for a Caltrans proposed Project that proposes to realign the existing northbound compound curve with a single radius curve. In addition, the project proposes to widen the existing shoulders along the two northbound lanes. Only one build alternative is feasible at this location since the site is located between the Santa Ynez Mountains to the east, and Pacific Ocean to the west. The project will result in the permanent loss of 1.45 acres of upland habitat and 0.04-acre of potential covered species habitat, and will be compensated by the establishment (creation) of 4.47 acres of coastal scrub habitat along the new alignment of the project and altered Gaviota coastal areas. This is at a rate of three compensation for the temporary loss of 1.48 acres of upland habitat, and 0.07-acre of potential covered species habitat by restoration of 3.30 acres of coastal scrub habitat along the new alignment of the project and altered Gaviota coastal areas. Both the seed and container planting areas are designed to establish coastal scrub. Establishment (creation) of 0.20 acre of purple (valley) needle grassland will be used to compensate for temporary impacts to 0.10 acre (2:1 ratio). The project is expected to result in incidental take of Gaviota tarplant seed bank, which is designated as an endangered species under the Cal 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
Jamie Jackson
CDFW South Coast Region
Lead/Public Agency
3883 Ruffin Road
San Diego, CA 92123

Phone : (805) 382-6906

Location

Coordinates
34°48'0"N 120°22'0"W
Cities
Goleta
Counties
Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
Highway 101 and Gaviota Beach Road
Zip
93117
Total Acres
452.22
Parcel #
081-270-003
State Highways
Hwy 101
Railways
UPRR
Waterways
Gaviota Creek
Other Location Info
Gaviota

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
CDFW 3883 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA 92123

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
Yes

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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